Level 1 Mathematics Practical
Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Blud
Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills will learners achieve by taking this course?)
The certificate at Level 1 qualifies individuals with basic knowledge and skills for work, further learning and/or community involvement. This course will help students gain the required knowledge and ten numeracy credits towards NCEA Level 1 certificate.
Success in this course is largely dependent on regular attendance at school, commitment to the work required in class and homework. The mathematical skills necessary for this course are learnt through practise and more practise. It is not sufficient to do a few problems in class and then to stop. Every night after mathematics students need to go over the work that they did in the classroom. All topics in this course are internally assessed, ie, the school assesses students. If they wish to do a Mathematicscourse in Year 12, they MUST obtain at least 14 credits from this course.
Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
The certificate at level 1 qualifies individuals with basic knowledge and skills for work, further learning and/or community involvement. For example; It may also be used as an entry for wānanga, private training establishments, and institutes of technology and polytechnics e.g. Level 1 to 4 certificates may not have particular NCEA requirements. However, literacy and numeracy are usually useful, and some courses require specific NCEA subjects.
It may be used for entry to the Army, Navy or Air Force, they need to pass aptitude tests on maths, reasoning and intelligence, for example. (NCEA Level 1 Mathematics, English and Science will help to pass these tests.) Students may also need to meet other NCEA requirements, depending on the Defense job they apply for. For example, in the Army; trainee communications system operators need ten credits in literacy and ten in numeracy at NCEA Level 1. Also, if a student wants to become a police officer or a firefighter, NCEA literacy and numeracy credits at Level 1 are useful, but not essential.
Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
NOTE: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year.
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
This course offers a hands-on experience to students interested in practical mathematics which helps students connect to number sense, measurement and statistics in a real-life situation. It provides basic knowledge and skills for general work, further learning and/or community involvement.
Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
The contextualised contexts in this course is presented in a different way for learning both in class and out of class experiences. The local cultural context is integrated in the way we learn and teach. The activities selected involve situations which are familiar to our students e.g. investigating data involving local rugby teams, design 3D sculptures, real-life money transactions and currency exchange in current online situations, and etc.
Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
This Level 1 Mathematics Practical course has been designed for students who, in the past, have found mathematics difficult or who have missed previous sections of work. It covers some of the work in the Level 1 Mathematics Extension and Level 1 Mathematics courses to an Achieved level. This course is covering less work than the other Level 1 classes, and this allows us to be able to go slower and be more flexible in our approach.
KEY DATES: Week 10-11 Assessment
KEY DATES: Week 10 Assessment
KEY DATES: Week 10 Assessment
AS91035 and Further assessment opportunities
To be confirmed
During the year, students receive many pieces of paper. They will all contain important information that they will need to refer to from time to time. Students are strongly advised to buy a clear file and use it to store this information. Theyshould also keep all their assignments, tests, exams etc as they are all very useful for study purposes.
A scientific calculator is essential. While the school has sets available for use at school, students need their own for homework and other out of school activities. The school uses a Jastek JasCS1. The department has some calculators available for purchase at very competitive prices. Check with your teacher or Ms. Blud.
Recommended Prior Learning
Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Entry to Level 2 Mathematics courses in 2021 is dependent on your Mathematics results from last year. This course may lead students to Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.
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