Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus

L3MAC
Course Description

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.



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: NZQA Examinations

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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.


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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