# VCE Mathematical Methods

## Unit 3 School Assessed Coursework – How to develop an application task

The following videos, PowerPoint presentation and task design template help teachers to develop an application task.

Application task design template (docx - 59.58kb)

Video 1: Choosing the context and identifying questions of interest

This describes how the context for the sample application task was selected, its title, introductory and background text, and source(s) of information as applicable.

Video 2: Component 1

This shows how the first component: Introduction of the context through specific cases or examples of the sample application task was developed, and identifies questions of interest, assumptions, variables, functions, relations, parameters, constraints, conditions, source(s) of information as applicable, and relevant content.

Video 3: Component 2

This shows how the second component: Consideration of general features of the context of the sample application task was developed, and identifies context, assumptions, variables, functions, relations, parameters, constraints and conditions, and questions of interest. It states analysis required for this component, specifies parts of the task for this component, source(s) of information as applicable, and identifies relevant content.

Video 4: Component 3

This shows how the third component: Variation or further specification of assumptions or conditions involved in the context to focus on a particular feature or aspect related to the context of the sample application task was developed, and identifies context, assumptions, variables, functions, relations, parameters, constraints and conditions, and questions of interest. It states analysis required for this component, specifies parts of the task for this component, source(s) of information as applicable, and identifies relevant content.

Video 5: Assessment

This shows how to map mark weightings for the three components of the sample application task with respect to the outcomes and identifies aspects of the task related to the VCAA performance criteria for the outcomes from the Advice for teachers section of the study page.

The completed sample application task (doc - 157kb)
This sample application task includes mapping tables to the areas of study and content, and the outcomes and key knowledge and key skills covered.