Level 2 Mathematics
Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Blud
Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
The certificate at Level 2 qualifies individuals with introductory knowledge and skills for areas of work or study e.g. NCEA maths and English to Level 2 are useful for getting an apprenticeship. For some apprenticeships you need specific NCEA subjects.
This is a 22-credit course covering Algebra, Calculus, and Probability. It is a mostly theoretical Level 2 course in Mathematics, which involves considerable algebraic content and is designed to lead into Level 3 Mathematics in Calculus or Statistics or BOTH. Success in this course is largely dependent on the students' commitment to the work required in class and their homework. The Mathematical skills necessary for this course are learnt through practice and more practice. For entry into Level 2 Mathematics students must have obtained 14 credits from Level 1 Mathematics standards, including Achievement Standard 91027 (MATS 1.2 (MCAT)).
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 3 Mathematics courses in 2021 is dependent on your Mathematics results from last year. This course leads students directly to Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus course(L3MAC), Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics course (L3MAS) or both.
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
This course at present is mostly a theoretical level 2 course in Mathematics. It involves considerable algebraic content and Calculus. 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.
AS91256 (5 weeks). AS91257 (4 weeks). AS91259 (2 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 4: Assessment. Week 19: Assessment
AS91259 (2 weeks). AS91261 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 2: Assessment. Week 6: Assessment
AS91262 (4 weeks). AS91267 (4 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Derived Grade Examinations
Revision for externals
KEY DATES: Week 5: NCEA Examinations
Resource requirements: (What resources will I need to have to learn in this course?)
Students will be given important information sheets during the year 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 department has some calculators available for purchase at very competitive prices. Check with the class teacher or Mrs Blud.
Recommended Prior Learning
For entry into Level 2 Mathematics students must have obtained 14 credits from Level 1 Mathematics standards, including Achievement Standard 91027 (MATS1.2) (MCAT)).
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
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