Level 1 Mathematics Extension
Teacher in Charge: Mrs 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. It may also be used as an entry for wānanga, private training establishments, and institutes of technology, polytechnics, Army, Navy or Air Force, police officer or a firefighter etc. This course will help students gain the required knowledge for further learning 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 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. Entry into this course is by teacher recommendation and suitable career pathways. To gain entry to Level 2 Mathematics (pre-calculus course) students MUST pass the MCAT (Achievement Standard 91027).
Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
This course can lead students to tertiary education in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major Mathematical component.
Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
NOTE: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year
Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Entry to Level 1 Mathematics courses in 2021 is dependent on students’ Mathematics results from the previous year. This course leads students to the Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus course (L2MAT) or Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics course (L2MAS).
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
This course at present is mostly a theoretical Level 1 course in Mathematics. It involves considerable algebraic content. Vocational and industry links are yet to be established and explored.
Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
The contextualised contexts in this course balances the time of learning in class and out of class experiences. The local context is integrated in the way we learn and teach. The activities selected involve local concepts which are familiar to our students.
Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Success in this course is largely dependent on their 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 stop. Regular revision is one of the keys to success in this course. Preferably, students need to go over the work that they learnt in the classroom every night.
AS91032 (6 weeks). AS91029 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment. Week 10-11: Assessment
AS91028 (5 weeks). AS91027 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: External practice tests
AS91031 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 8: MCAT Examination
Review for externals. Further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES; NZQA Examinations
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
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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