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 problemsolving 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 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.
Level 3 Calculus and/or Statistics, Level 3 Mathematics (Vocational)
Contributions and Equipment/StationeryStudents will need to buy writeon 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.
NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics or equivalent. NCEA Level 1 Numeracy Unit Standards are not sufficient prior learning.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91269 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.14  Apply systems of equations in solving problems  2 
I 
2 
Y 

A.S. 91267 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.12  Apply probability methods in solving problems  2 
E 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91264 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.9  Use statistical methods to make an inference  2 
I 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91263 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.8  Design a questionnaire  2 
I 
3 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91259 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.4  Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems  2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91256 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.1  Apply coordinate geometry methods in solving problems  2 
I 
2 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.