Yr 12 Mathematics Essential Practical Applications – Comparing Investments



Mathematics Essential

Practical Application

Comparing Investments

Year 12 Unit 4


Brief Description:

This practical application allows students to demonstrate their understanding, problem solving and reasoning in the context of investments. Exercise 43 and 44 should have been completed and a discussion on financial terms and investment risks is recommended. Students will need to use the mathematical thinking process throughout this assessment.


Syllabus Dot Points:

  • 4.3.1 review the principles of simple interest
  • 4.3.2 understand the concept of compound interest as a recurrence relation
  • 4.3.3 use technology to calculate the future value of a compound interest loan or investment and the total interest paid or earned
  • 4.3.4 use technology to compare, numerically and graphically, the growth of simple interest and compound interest loans and investments


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