About the book
This book offers you a succinct summary of skills and concepts necessary for
success in the Year 12 Specialist Mathematics examination.
There are three sections:
- The first section ‘Key Facts and Concepts’ presents concise
definitions and summaries. Important terminology is clearly explained,
definitions are given and helpful tips about what you need to know –
all in a clear and accessible format.
- The second section helps you to practise in the ‘write-on’
format of the new examinations. Five trial examination papers are given: A,
B, C, D and E. The first four trial examination papers are based on recent
Maths 2 examination papers (A – 1999, B – 2000, C – 2001, D
– 2002) but questions have been modified in line with the new syllabus
and many have been replaced by completely new questions. Trial examination E
is similar to the exemplar paper on the SSABSA website.
- The third section shows you the fully worked solutions for all five trial
examinations. Correct answers can sometimes be obtained by different methods.
In this book, where applicable, each worked solution is modelled on the
worked example in the textbook.