Preparing to Teach Year 11 Extension 1 Mathematics-for teachers experienced in this subject

Morris Needleman
This course will focus almost exclusively on the new content in the course. Differences of emphasis with the new syllabus and all new material will be considered in dep...
Target Audience
for Secondary Maths Teachers with experience in teaching this subject.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The new Year 11 Extension Mathematics Course borrows quite heavily in parts from the old extension 2 course. New material in the Functions component will be presented with to bring clarity, to both the mathematics that underpins the material, and in how to present that material to students. Polynomial and its coverage of multiple roots will also be treated in depth.

The presentation of new material in Inverse Functions will prove almost impossible with out the use of technology. Fully developed PowerPoint presentations incorporating Geogebra will prove to be invaluable teaching resources.

Exponential Growth and Decay and Motion presented so much earlier in the course provides a unique challenge. This will be addressed in detail.

An extended coverage of the Combinatorics topic including Binomial Expansions and the pigeon hole principle will enable teachers to present the material with confidence.
Carefully considered assessment task ideas and sample test questions will be provided along with other electronic resources.


for Secondary Maths Teachers with experience in teaching this subject.

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COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 12/11/2020 Sydney CBD Places available $354 + GST Enrol Now


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About the team

Morris Needleman


Morris has previously occupied the position of Head of Mathematics and Mathematics Technology at Reddam House, Kincoppal Rose Bay and The Emanuel School in Sydney. Qualified with an M.A. in pure mathematics and a B. Ed. (maths), Morris has experience teaching in a wide variety of schools and has delivered many professional development courses for mathematics teachers both in Australia and overseas. Morris was recognised in 2006 with an Outstanding National Achievement for Excellence by a Teacher the National Awards for Quality Schooling. Morris has also been designated by Apple as a Distinguished Educator.