The VCE Chemistry Topic Tests and Trial Exams books have excellent, in-depth solutions, and a clarity of explanation that makes it the perfect resource for preparing for the actual VCE.Year 12 Parent (2021)

- VCE Subject Supersets
- VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3&4

### $69.50

## About these books

Our VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3&4 revision guide is a mammoth hybrid paper-digital title exceeding **700 pages **altogether and comes in three separate volumes:

- Volume 1 - Topic Tests (hard copy)
- Volume 2 - Trial Examinations (hard copy)
- Volume 3 - Solution Manual e-book (digital)*

*The topic test (volume 1) and trial exam (volume 2) books contain instructions and login credentials to access the digital solution manual.

### Feature list

- Written by prodigious previous VCE Mathematical Methods graduates who both blitzed the subject including Premier's Award winners for topping the state
- Lead Author also obtained a university average mark of close to 100 and is close to finishing his PhD in Mathematics
- Digital Solution Manual contains a detailed marking scheme, model answers and hyper-detailed explanations to all answers
- Explanations are based on
**first principles**and developing a thorough understanding of the concepts to make future Maths Methods problems much easier to solve - Exam tips and tricks, problem-solving techniques, applied theory and visual aids included within Solution Manual
**CAS screenshots in Solution Manual**to aid students in using CAS calculator effectively!

#### Volume 1 (Topic Tests)

- 16 topic tests in the VCAA examination format ("tech-free" and "tech-active")
- Topic Tests directly mapped to each topic in the study design

#### Volume 2 (Trial Exams)

- 6 trial exams in the VCAA examination format ("Exam 1" and "Exam 2")

*The topic test (volume 1) and trial exam (volume 2) books contain instructions and login credentials to access the digital solution manual.

## About the Authors

**Tim Koussas**, the lead author of this study guide, achieved an impressive trifecta of study scores of 50, 48 and 47 in Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics when he graduated from Parade College in 2011. He also received a Premier's Award in Mathematical Methods for placing among the top 5 students in the state. He has since completed a Bachelor of Science at La Trobe University, graduating with first class honours as dux of his cohort. Tim is currently completing a PhD in the field of Pure Mathematics at La Trobe University.

**Trevor Batty** graduated dux of Copperfield College in 2011, achieving a study score of 45 raw in Mathematical Methods. He has since completed a double Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Science at Monash University, maintaining an outstanding high distinction average. During his undergraduate years, Trevor has been an influential member of the Monash University Unmanned Aerial System team, writing avionics software to auto-pilot the team's competition entry in the UAV challenge.

**Dr Will Hoang** graduated from Melbourne Grammar School in 2011, achieving an ATAR of 99.90. While still in year 11, he achieved a perfect 50 in Mathematical Methods and received a Premier's Award in the subject for placing among the top 5 students in the state. Will has since completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Chancellor's Scholars Program) and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Melbourne, and is now a practicing doctor.

**Dr Nathaniel Lizak** graduated dux of Bialik College in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.90, which included a perfect 50 and a Premier's Award in Specialist Mathematics. In that same year, Nathaniel also achieved the impressive feat of scoring the top mark in the University of Melbourne Extension Program for Mathematics (which allows VCE students to undertake university-level mathematics studies). Nathaniel has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University, achieving first-class honours, and is now a practising doctor. As an undergraduate student, Nathaniel has made an impressive achievement, being published in a medical journal for original research into multiple sclerosis.

**Dr Thushan Hettige** is the Managing Director of Decode and its most senior content developer. He graduated dux of Scotch College in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.95, scoring 5 perfect 50s (one of which included Mathematical Methods) and Premier's Awards in Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematical Methods. This means that Thushan was in the top 5 students in the state for four of the subjects he studied. Thushan also won the silver medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Turkey. His achievements earned him the Australian Students' Prize for 2011, which is awarded to the top 500 students from across the country. Thushan has since racked up extensive tutoring experience, both at VCE level and in mentoring MBBS students in earlier year levels. He has completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours, and is now a practising doctor.

**William Swedosh** scored a perfect 50 in Mathematical Methods in his graduating year of 2007 at McKinnon Secondary College. He has since completed a double Bachelor of Engineering and Science with an average score of 94% across his mathematics units. William now works for the CSIRO, modelling the physics of bushfires.

I have purchased the Topic Test books - they are such fantastic resources, I wish I could’ve used one when I was in Year 12!Caity, HSC Tutor (2021)

My students said that what they appreciated most were the solutions.Renee, VCE Chemistry Teacher (2020)

The Decode VCE Chemistry book is hands down one of the most in-depth I’ve ever come across. It made Chemistry even more engaging because of the amazing explanations for every question!Anon (2020)

It's like the book is talking to you and teaching you!Anon (2020)

I already annotated half the VCE English study guide the day I got it...I am actually excited to write essays!Kayla, John Monash Science School (2020)

I found the Decode VCE Chemistry books to be very helpful.Thevindu, Melbourne High School (2020)

The VCE Chemistry Topic Tests and Trial Exams books have excellent, in-depth solutions, and a clarity of explanation that makes it the perfect resource for preparing for the actual VCE.Year 12 Parent (2021)

I have purchased the Topic Test books - they are such fantastic resources, I wish I could’ve used one when I was in Year 12!Caity, HSC Tutor (2021)

My students said that what they appreciated most were the solutions.Renee, VCE Chemistry Teacher (2020)

The Decode VCE Chemistry book is hands down one of the most in-depth I’ve ever come across. It made Chemistry even more engaging because of the amazing explanations for every question!Anon (2020)

It's like the book is talking to you and teaching you!Anon (2020)

I already annotated half the VCE English study guide the day I got it...I am actually excited to write essays!Kayla, John Monash Science School (2020)

I found the Decode VCE Chemistry books to be very helpful.Thevindu, Melbourne High School (2020)