2unit is a general overview of relatively deeper concepts in math. The course is very calculus based with some study of trigonometry and series etc. 3 unit is simply going a little deeper not much of a jump if you ask me. 4 unit is where things get very interesting.
2U has stupid shit like probability - drawing up sample space and counting.... in year 12. (I do 2u/3u - I just find that bit stupid)
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As a qualified teacher, I wouldn't say that 2 U has stupid stuff in it. Its just that every student is different and some kids will find 2U or Maths General 2 to be hard because of their mathematical skills and understanding
Out of 2U, 3U and 4U, I would personally say that 3U is the most balanced in terms of difficulty, understanding and the achievability of the questions.
2U is good for those who want a basic taste of calculus and the engineering maths. 4U imo is more focused on the algebra as opposed to the understanding. The good thing about the new 4U syllabus is that it focuses back on the understanding as opposed to the algebra. I would say though that basic conics, circular motion and banked tracks should still be included (but nothing beyond deriving the equation of a tangent or the equations of velocity and acceleration)
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