Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus

L3MAC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Blud

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills will learners achieve by taking this course?)
This Calculus course is a 27-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.

IT IS VITAL THAT STUDENTS KEEP ON TOP OF THEIR WORK AND DO NOT LEAVE EVERYTHING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.

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. This course is for students who want to pursue 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 links
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 is for students who want to pursue tertiary education in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major Mathematical component.

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?)
Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus is mostly a theoretical level 3 course in Mathematics. It involves considerable algebraic content. Success in this course is largely dependent on your commitment to the work required in class and your homework. The mathematical skills necessary for this course are learnt through practice and more practice. Group study is another excellent time to practise the processes. You will find as the year progresses the knowledge and skills learnt at the beginning of the year becomes essential basic knowledge for the end of the year.

If you have any questions regarding this course please ask Mrs Blud.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91578 A (3 weeks).  AS91575 (5 weeks). S91579 A (3 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 8 Assessment

Term 2
AS91573 (5 weeks). AS91577 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5 Assessment

Term 3
AS91578 B (4 weeks).  AS91579 B (4 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 10 Assessment. Derived Grade Examinations

Term 4
Revision for externals.
KEY DATES: NCEA Examinations

Resource Requirements

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.

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.


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.


Credit Information

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. 91573 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.1 - Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
*
Y
A.S. 91574 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.2 - Apply linear programming methods in solving problems
3
I
3
*
Y
A.S. 91575 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
*
Y
A.S. 91577 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
5
*
Y
A.S. 91578 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
E
6
*
Y
A.S. 91579 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
E
6
*
Y
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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