Level 2 Mathematics

MATH2
Course Description

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.


Pathway

Level 3 Calculus and/or Statistics, Level 3 Mathematics (Vocational)

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.


Credit Information
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 co-ordinate 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.