Level 2 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 course covers all major areas of mathematics and statistics at curriculum level 7. Students will learn skills needed for mathematical processes with a focus on algebra, geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics.
This course may be offered using vocational unit standards at the discretion of the teacher, dependent on the student's ability proven at Level 1.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students will need to buy write-on workbooks at an approximate cost of $25.
Learners should also have a Casio fx9750G11 model calculator (approximately $85). These items can be ordered by the Maths department and paid for at the office.
Recommended Prior Learning
NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics or equivalent. NCEA Level 1 Numeracy Unit Standards are not sufficient prior learning.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.