MATHEMATICS - Pāngarau

The Subjects we offer in Mathematics - Pāngarau

YEAR 10 MATHEMATICS - 10MAT

This course focuses on developing essential numeracy, algebra and statistical skills. The emphasis is on building strategies for solving problems. The topics include number, algebra, trigonometry, statistics and probability. 

Entry Requirements: Compulsory course

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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LEVEL 1 (YEAR 11)

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MATHEMATICS - MAT111

This course has 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: A possible 19 credits at Level 1 (which include 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 fully 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 fully prepares students for Level 3 Statistics. 

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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MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS - MWC333

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: 22 at Level 3

Contact: Mrs S Alexander

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MATHEMATICS WITH STATISTICS - MWS333

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 include bivariate data, statistical inference and experimental design, statistical reports and systems of equations. This course is mainly internally assessed. 

Entry Requirements: 10 credits from Level 2

Credits: 19 at Level 3

Contact: Mrs S Alexander