L3MAS

Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Blud

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills will learners achieve by taking this course?)
This course is a 23 (all Level 3) credit course, covering Statistics and Mathematics.  It can lead to tertiary courses in Mathematics or Pure Sciences (especially Biology), and is also import in subjects like Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning - any career involving prediction, sampling or probability. If you are considering University courses that involve Chemistry, Physics or Engineering you MUST also be taking Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus.  If you are unsure about this please see Mrs Blud or our Careers Advisor.

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 learned through practice and more practice. It is NOT sufficient to do a few problems in class and then to stop. Every night after maths they need to go over the work that they did in the classroom. Entry is by having earned at least twelve Level 2 credits by Achievement Standards, Achievement Standard 91267 (probability), or by consultation with Head of Learning Area.

Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
The certificate at level 3 qualifies individuals with knowledge and skills for specific roles within areas of work and/or preparation for further study. It can lead to tertiary courses in Mathematics or Pure Sciences (especially Biology), and is also import in subjects like Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning - any career involving prediction, sampling or probability.

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?)
It can lead to tertiary education in Mathematics or Pure Sciences (especially Biology), and is also import in subjects like Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning - any career involving prediction, sampling or probability.

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
This course offers a reasonable balance of theoretical learning lessons and hands on experience and involves considerable statistical investigations and writing relevant reports. 

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.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91580 (6 weeks).  AS91581 (5 weeks)​​​​​​​
KEY DATES:  Week 6: Assessment.  Week 11: Assessment

Term 2
AS91587 (3 weeks).  AS91582 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 3: Assessment.  Week 8: Assessment

Term 3
AS91585 (4 weeks).  AS91586 (4 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Derived Grade Examinations

Term 4
Revision for externals.
KEY DATEDS: NCEA Examinations

Resource Requirements

Resource requirements: (What resources will I need to have to learn in this course?)
During the year students 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. Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics has both theoretical and practical components. Computers and a graphic calculator use are also utilised, especially in the internal papers.

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is by having earned at least twelve Level 2 credits by Achievement Standards, Achievement Standard 91267 (probability), or by consultation with Head of Learning Area.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91580 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

A.S. 91581 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.9 - Investigate bivariate measurement data
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 91582 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.10 - Use statistical methods to make a formal inference
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91584 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.12 - Evaluate statistically based reports
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91585 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.13 - Apply probability concepts in solving problems
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4

A.S. 91587 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.15 - Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 23

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

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.

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