Why VCE Maths teachers trust Jacaranda:
Let Mark Barnes, from Peninsula Grammar, share with you how the Jacaranda VCE Maths Quest series has helped him cater to students of all abilities, improve outcomes and prepare students for VCE success.
Helping prevent misconceptions
To help students at the point of learning with free Fully Worked Solutions for every question and CAS examples integrated throughout the text to help students get unstuck.
Accessible for every student
Questions and topics reorganised from lower to higher levels of complexity and new tutorial-style videos (view sample on the left!) – helping every student to understand and achieve success.
Preparing students for exam success
Exam practice for every topic. PLUS our online exam, study, revision and practice tool studyON – for FREE.
Watch on as Brent Ramsay shows you how with studyON you can connect with students and assign, monitor and report on progress.
In 2018, we published editions of the Jacaranda VCE Maths Quest series. For Year 11 Units 1 & 2, General Mathematics and Mathematical Methods, and for Year 12 Units 3 & 4, Further Mathematics and Mathematical Methods. Available in a print with digital or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way.
|Maths Quest 11 General Mathematics VCE Units 1 and 2|
|Topic 1: Linear relations and equations||Topic 8: Similarity|
|REVISION: Topic 1||Topic 9: Applications of trigonometry|
|Topic 2: Computation and practical arithmetic||REVISION: Topics 7 to 9|
|Topic 3: Financial arithmetic||Topic 10: Linear graphs and models|
|REVISION: Topics 2 and 3||Topic 11: Inequalities and linear programming|
|Topic 4: Matrices||Topic 12: Variation|
|Topic 5: Graphs and networks||REVISION: Topics 10 to 12|
|Topic 6: Sequences||Topic 13: Investigating and comparing data distributions|
|REVISION: Topics 4 to 6||Topic 14: Relationships between two numerical values|
|Topic 7: Shape and measurement||REVISION: Topics 13 and 14|
|Maths Quest 11 Mathematical Methods VCE Units 1 and 2|
|Topic 1: Linear relations and equations||REVISION: Topic 8|
|Topic 2: Algebraic foundations||Topic 9: Trigonometric functions 1|
|Topic 3: Quadratic relationships||Topic 10: Trigonometric functions 2|
|Topic 4: Cubic polynomials||Topic 11: Exponential functions|
|Topic 5: Higher-degree polynomials||REVISION: Topics 9 to 11|
|Topic 6: Functions and relations||Topic 12: Introduction to differential calculus|
|REVISION: Topic 1 to 6||Topic 13: Differentiation and applications|
|Topic 7: Matrices and applications to transformations||Topic 14: Anti-differentiation and introduction to integral calculus|
|REVISION: Topic 7||REVISION: Topics 12 to 14|
|Topic 8: Probability|
|Maths Quest 12 Further Mathematics VCE Units 3 and 4|
|Topic 1: Investigating data distributions||Topic 9: Undirected graphs and networks|
|Topic 2: Investigating associations between two variables||Topic 10: Directed graphs and networks|
|Topic 3: Investigating and modelling linear associations||REVISION: Topics 9 and 10|
|Topic 4: Investigating and modelling time series||Topic 11: Measurement and geometry|
|REVISION: Topics 1 to 4||Topic 12: Trigonometry|
|Topic 5: Depreciation of assets||Topic 13: Spherical geometry|
|Topic 6: Simple and compound interest – investments and loans||REVISION: Topics 11 to 13|
|Topic 7: Reducing balance loans, annuities and perpetuities||Topic 14: Construction and interpretation of graphs|
|REVISION: Topics 5 to 7||Topic 15: Linear programming|
|Topic 8: Matrices||REVISION: Topics 14 and 15|
|REVISION: Topic 8|
|Maths Quest 12 Mathematical Methods VCE Units 3 and 4|
|Topic 1: Functions and graphs||Topic 8: Integration|
|REVISION: Topic 1||Topic 9: Logarithmic functions using calculus|
|Topic 2: Trigonometric functions||REVISION: Topics 5 to 9|
|Topic 3: Composite functions, transformations and inverses||Topic 10: Discrete Random variables|
|REVISION: Topics 2 and 3||Topic 11:The binomial distribution|
|Topic 4: Exponential and logarithmic functions||Topic 12: Continuous probability distributions|
|REVISION: Topic 4||Topic 13: The normal distribution|
|Topic 5: Differentiation||Topic 14: Statistical inference|
|Topic 6: Further differentiation and applications||REVISION: Topics 10 to 14|
|Topic 7: Antidifferentiation|
Practical strategies to ensure success with Jacaranda VCE Mathematics
Let Shirly Griffith, Jacaranda’s Director of Publishing, talk you through practical and time-saving strategies you can use to help ensure student success in VCE Mathematics with Jacaranda’s VCE Maths Quest series.
What are teachers saying about the VCE Maths Quest series?
“I really love this text. I think you guys have a great balance and also a surplus of resources. I can easily modify tasks, cut, paste [and] reconfigure using your layout. It is a easy to use, smooth and coherent package. I shudder when we consider some other texts. The kids really enjoy being able to try a challenging higher level [question] in Reasoning and Problem Solving.”
“The examples provided in the Jacaranda Methods books are numerous and stepped out as to greatly assist our students. In addition, the problems in the book are closer in nature to the type they’ll encounter on SACs and exams when compared to other textbooks. The formatting, layout, colour choices, and resources have all been key factors in our decision.”
Teacher, Marian College Sunshine West
“The resources are fantastic. The worked examples are great for students to build their capacity to understand the methodology as well as to help build their confidence. The inclusion of the CAS calculator instructions/demonstrations is another extremely valuable aspect of the text.”
Head of Department, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
“Used Maths Quest for last 10 years and very happy with product, the variation in levels of difficulty and the way students are led through increasingly complex problems is very useful.”
Teacher, Yea High School