Level 1 Mathematics Extension
Teacher in Charge: Mrs 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 learned 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 the teacher or Mrs Blud.
Conditions of Assessment
Some topics are internally assessed (i.e. the school assesses students) and some are externally assessed (i.e. students sit a NCEA examination at the end of the year).The Level 1 Mathematics Extension course has five internal topics and three external topics, one of which is the Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT - Achievement Standard 91027).
Resubmissions and Further Assessment Opportunities
In some internal topics they will get one (and only one) reassessment, so they should not panic if they miss out on the first try, but be aware that they only get one chance at the external topics at the end of the year (November). Their teacher will advise when a reassessment will take place, but it is usually after school. Reassessments are optional.
Currently, assessments 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.
They will be assessed on 22 credits, but students' previous results (Year 10) will be added and, therefore, 27 credits will be available the following year.
AS91026 (6 weeks). AS91036 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment. Week 10-11: Assessment
AS91031 (5 weeks). AS91028 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: External practice tests
AS91027 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 8: MCAT Examination
Review for externals. Further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES; NZQA Examinations
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry into this course is open. To gain entry to Level 2 Mathematics (pre-calculus course) you MUST pass the MCAT.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 4, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 5
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