Mathematics for Australia 12 Specialist Mathematics About the Book Haese Mathematics for Australia 12 – Specialist Mathematics has been designed and written for the Australian Curriculum. It addresses the content outlined in the ACARA Specialist Mathematics Curriculum Units 3 and 4, as well as the SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics subject outline. Specialist Mathematics is the most rigorous course in the series, and we are aware that some of the topics will not have been previously taught by many teachers. We are therefore committed to providing clear explanations for this work to our usual high standard. We also provide guidance on how best to progress through this course in conjunction with Mathematical Methods. The textbook and interactive software provide an engaging and structured package, allowing students to explore and develop their confidence in mathematics. The material is presented in a clear, easy-to-follow style, free from unnecessary distractions, while effort has been made to contextualise questions so that students can relate concepts to everyday use. Each chapter begins with an Opening Problem, offering an insight into the application of the mathematics that will be studied in the chapter. Important information and key notes are highlighted, while worked examples provide step-by-step instructions with concise and relevant explanations. Discussions, Activities, Investigations, Puzzles, and Research exercises are used throughout the chapters to develop understanding, problem solving, and reasoning, within an interactive environment. Extensive Review Sets are located at the end of each chapter.