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MATHEMATICS - Pāngarau

The Subjects we offer in Mathematics - Pāngarau

LEVEL 1 (YEAR 11)

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MATHEMATICS - MAT111

In this academic course there is a strong emphasis on algebra and graphing. It covers logical thinking skills and mathematical methods and will equip students with a variety of strategies for investigating real life situations and solving problems. It provides a solid base for the study of Mathematics at Year 12 and beyond.

Topics include number, algebra, graphs, statistics and probability. This course has a high external assessment component. A graphics calculator (eg: Casio FX-9750, any version) is recommended for practice at home.

Entry Requirements: Students need to have shown good algebra skills in Year 10. Students to seek advice from their current Mathematics teacher

Credits: 19 credits at Level 1 (which includes 19 credits Level 1 numeracy)

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS - MAS111

This course aims to develop confidence with a range of mathematical, statistical and problem-solving skills and their application in real-life situations.

Topics include number, linear algebra, statistics and probability. Computer software will be used for analysing statistics. This course is mainly internally assessed.

Entry Requirements: Students to seek advice from their current Mathematics teacher

Credits: 18 credits at Level 1 (which include 18 credits Level 1 numeracy, 7 credits Level 1 literacy)

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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MATHEMATICS FOR LIVING - MFL111

This course will focus on the Numeracy Unit Standards. Numeracy is the bridge between mathematics and daily life. It includes the knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematics to everyday family and financial matters, work and community tasks, social and leisure activities.

Topics covered include number, measurement and statistics. An individualized programme of work and assessment is possible and can be negotiated with the teacher throughout the year. This course prepares students for MAS111.

Entry Requirements: Students to seek advice from their current Mathematics teacher

Credits: Around 15 credits at Level 1 (which include 10 credits Level 1 numeracy unit standards)

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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LEVEL 2 (YEAR 12)

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MATHEMATICS - MAT222

In this academic course, students further develop skills in logical reasoning and applying mathematical concepts in a wide range of situations. Calculus is introduced and algebra, trigonometry and probability concepts are further developed. This is a rigorous course with three externally assessed achievement standards.

This course prepares students for Level 3 Calculus and/or Statistics. A graphics calculator (eg: Casio FX-9750, any version) is recommended for practice at home.

Entry Requirements: 11 credits from MAT111 including CAT and Tables, Equations & Graphs externals

Credits: 18 at Level 2

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS - MAS222

This course aims to increase mathematical, statistical and problem-solving skills across a range of real-life situations. Topics covered include trigonometry, networks, statistics and probability. This course is mainly internally assessed, with one external assessment.

This course prepares students for Level 3 Statistics and/or Mathematics Applied.

Entry Requirements: 7 credits from MAT111 or 11 credits from MAS111, including Chance & Data external

Credits: 15 at Level 2

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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LEVEL 3 (YEAR 13)

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CALCULUS - CAL333

This course is suitable for students who relish the challenge of applying algebraic techniques to solving applied or theoretical problems. It is designed for any student pursuing a career in fields requiring strong mathematical skills, for example, engineering. It covers advanced algebra, trigonometry, differentiation and integration. There is some choice within the course to ensure any specific University Entrance requirements can be met. A graphics calculator (eg: Casio FX-9750, any version) is recommended for practice at home.

Entry Requirements: 11 credits from MAT222 including Algebra and Calculus

Credits: 20 at Level 3

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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STATISTICS - STA333

This course is designed for students interested in any field where the collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data is important. Students will learn to make sense of data using a variety of statistical techniques.

Computer use is mandatory and there is a considerable report writing element. Topics covered will include a selection from bivariate data, statistical inference, time series and experimental design, depending on student interest. Statistical reports and probability will also be studied.

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from Level 2 including Probability Methods external

Credits: 20 at Level 3

Contact: Mrs S Alexander 

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MATHEMATICS APPLIED - MAP333

This course is designed for students who are interested in continuing to develop their mathematical and analytical skills. It will give students a deeper understanding of the breadth of mathematics and statistics and how they are used in real-life contexts. As well as analysing and reporting on statistical data, this course will explore topics including optimisation and efficient scheduling of tasks. 

This course is suitable for anyone aiming for a career that involves project management, business planning and interpretation of data. There will be some flexibility as the programme will be driven by student interest. Scholarship is not available from this course. This course cannot be taken with either Calculus or Statistics.

Entry Requirements: 8 credits from MAT222 or MAS222

Credits: 16 at Level 3

Contact: Mrs S Alexander