Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Blud
What will I learn and how will I learn?
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. 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
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.
Conditions of Assessment
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
No further assessment opportunities are offered in this course.
Term 1
AS91256 (5 weeks). AS91257 (4 weeks). AS91259 (2 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 4: Assessment. Week 19: Assessment
Term 2
AS91259 (2 weeks). AS91261 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 2: Assessment. Week 6: Assessment
Term 3
AS91262 (4 weeks). AS91267 (4 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 10: Derived Grade Examinations
Term 4
Revision for externals
KEY DATES: Week 5: NZQA Examinations
Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus, Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics
Recommended Prior LearningFor 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.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91256 v3
Mathematics and Statistics 2.1  Apply coordinate geometry methods in solving problems
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
I 
2 
Y 

A.S. 91257 v3
Mathematics and Statistics 2.2  Apply graphical methods in solving problems
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
I 
4 
Y 

A.S. 91259 v3
Mathematics and Statistics 2.4  Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
Assessments: Term: , Week: Term: , Week: 
2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91261 v3
Mathematics and Statistics 2.6  Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
E 
4 
Y 

A.S. 91262 v3
Mathematics and Statistics 2.7  Apply calculus methods in solving problems
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
E 
5 
Y 

A.S. 91267 v3
Mathematics and Statistics 2.12  Apply probability methods in solving problems
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
E 
4 
Y 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
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