Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus
Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Blud
What will I learn and how will I learn?
This Calculus course is a 24 credit course covering Algebra and Calculus. It is for students who want to pursue tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major Mathematical component.
Please note that:
- Success in this course can be a prerequisite for some University programs.
- Students wanting to gain entry to restricted university courses can be ranked according to their success this year (credits passed AND at what
grade). A Merit or Excellence pass is worth (in the ranking system) more than an Achieve.
This course is mostly a theoretical Level 3 course in Mathematics. It involves considerable algebraic content. Success in this course is largely dependent on commitment to the work required in class and homework. The mathematical skills necessary for this course are learnt through practice and more practice. It is not sufficient to do a few in class and then to stop. Every night after maths students need to go over the work done in the classroom. Group study is another excellent time to practise the processes.
As the year progresses the knowledge and skills learned at the beginning of the year become essential basic knowledge for the end of the year.
IT IS VITAL THAT STUDENTS KEEP ON TOP OF THEIR WORK AND DO NOT LEAVE EVERYTHING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.
During the year many pieces of paper will be given to the students that relate this course. These will all contain important information that students 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 assignments, tests, exams etc as they are all very useful for study purposes.
STUDENTS NEED TO BE ORGANISED !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Conditions of Assessment
There are three external and two internal Achievement Standards.
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
There are no Further Assessment Opportunities offered in this course.
If you have any questions regarding this course please ask the class teacher or the Head of Learning Area.
AS91578 A (3 weeks). AS91575 (5 weeks). S91579 A (3 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 8 Assessment
AS91573 (5 weeks). AS91577 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5 Assessment
AS91578 B (4 weeks). AS91579 B (4 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 10 Assessment. Derived Grade Examinations
Revision for externals.
KEY DATES: NZQA Examinations
Level 3 Work Books ($27.00) are required to use in class and at home. This is the only cost for this course. Study Pass notes are available through the department - see the teacher. 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. If you have any questions regarding this course please ask Mrs Blud.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is by having earned a minimum of thirteen Level 2 credits, which must include Achievement Standards 91256 (algebra), 91257 (graphs) and 91262 (calculus), or by consultation with Head of Learning Area.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 3
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Term: 1, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 1, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 4
Term: 1, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 4
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 27
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture, Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planner, Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher,