Level 1 Mathematics
What is Mathematics?
This subject is more than just numbers! Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space and time. Statistics focuses on patterns and relationships in data. Students will be equipped with powerful communication and problem solving tools for investigating, interpreting and making sense of the world. Using symbols, graphs and diagrams to investigate patterns and relationships, students model real-life and hypothetical situations in a range of contexts – social, cultural, scientific, technological, health, environmental and economic. Mathematics and Statistics develops an ability to think creatively, critically, strategically and logically. Students learn to structure, organise, process and communicate information.
What this course involves
This is a level 1 course covering all areas of mathematics and statistics at curriculum level 6. Students will learn the skills needed for mathematical processes with a focus on algebra, angle geometry and trigonometry, and probability. Teaching is also available in number, measurement, statistics, constructions and transformations.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Exercise books and pens. A write on workbook is required at an approximate cost of $25. A Casio fx-82 or a Casio 9750 G11 graphics calculator is a requirement. The graphics calculator will be essential for success at NCEA Level 2 or higher. (Calculators can be bulk ordered early in the year to save money.) The maths department has a small supply of calculators for loan to those with limited budgets.
Recommended Prior Learning
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.