# VCE Subject Selection: Maths Stream

Are you having a hard time deciding which Maths stream you should take in VCE? Here's an overview of the different streams to help you decide!

__Further Mathematics__

In Further mathematics, students will focus on the area of study, ‘data analysis,’ and will learning different methods and theories to apply in those data. Key learning activities include: problem solving, application of theory in data sets and active use of CAS calculator.

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Problem solving

Data analysis and application of theory

Using technology (CAS calculator)

__Mathematical Methods __

Mathematical Methods is an intermediate stream of maths where the primarily focus is on the application of methods to solve key maths problems. Key learning activities include: Constructing graphs on CAS calculators, application of models and functions, probability and quadratics.

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Solving maths problems with a variety of different methods

Using technology to solve problems

Analysis of graphs

Logical use of methods for problem solving

__Specialist Mathematics __

Specialist mathematics is an advanced stream of maths that focuses on functions, relations and graphs whilst using different methods to obtain a set of answers. Key learning activities include: extensive operation of CAS calculator, application of methods, modelling tasks and advanced use of formulas.

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Solving worded problems with a variety of mathematical situations

Advanced application and logical use of methods to solve problems

Using technology to model