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 reallife 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.
Exercise books and pens. A write on workbook is required at an approximate cost of $25. A Casio fx82 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.
Open Entry
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91037 v4 Mathematics and Statistics 1.12  Demonstrate understanding of chance and data  1 
E 
4 
Y 

A.S. 91036 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.11  Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle  1 
I 
3 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91032 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.7  Apply rightangled triangles in solving measurement problems  1 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91030 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.5  Apply measurement in solving problems  1 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91029 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.4  Apply linear algebra in solving problems  1 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91028 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.3  Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs  1 
E 
4 
Y 

A.S. 91026 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.1  Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems  1 
I 
4 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.