Level 1 Mathematics
Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Blud
What will I learn and how will I learn?
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.
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. They should 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 Mr Small.
Conditions of Assessment
Some topics are internally assessed and some are externally assessed (i.e. students sit a Ministry of Education exam at the end of the year). The Level 1 Mathematics course has six internal topics and one external topic.
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
In some internal topics you will get one (and only one) reassessment, so don’t panic if you miss out on the first try, but be aware that you only get one chance at the external topics at the end of the year (November). Your teacher will advise when a reassessment will take place but it is usually after school. Reassessments are optional.
Currently, reassessments are being offered in the following standards ONLY:
- MATS 1.1 - Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
- MATS 1.5 - Apply measurement in solving problems
Students will be assessed on 18 credits but their previous results (Year 10) will be added and, therefore, 23 credits are available in the following year.
AS91026 (6 weeks). AS91036 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment. Week 10-11: Assessment
AS91030 (5 weeks). AS91029 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment. Week 10: Assessment
AS91028 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Derived Grade Examinations
Review for externals. Further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES: NZQA examinations
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry into this course is by teacher recommendation. Entry to Level 2 Mathematics courses is dependent on students' Mathematics results from the previous year. Different courses have different criteria.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.
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