MATHEMATICS

In Mathematics and Statistics, students explore relationships in quantities, space and data and learn to express these relationships in ways that help them to make sense of the world around them. These two disciplines are related but require different ways of thinking to solve problems. Both equip students with effective means for investigating, interpreting and explaining situations. Mathematicians and Statisticians use symbols, graphs, and diagrams to help them find and communicate patterns and relationships, and they create models to represent both real-life and hypothetical situations. These situations are drawn from a wide range of social, cultural, scientific, technological, health, environment, and economic contexts.

Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space, and time

Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data.

Calculus is the study of how mathematics can be used to investigate, interpret and explain the universe around us.

Level 1

Mathematics for Living

This course is designed for students who have an interest in Mathematics and who want to pursue career pathways that will need a wide range of mathematical skills.

It will cover number, statistics, geometry and some basic algebra skills

This course does achievement standards and will provide a pathway for students to do tertiary studies

  • Leads to: Level 1 numeracy
  • Cost and Materials: $25
  • Entry Requirements: Completed junior Mathematics
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms G Isolabella

Mathematics for Numeracy

This course is designed for students to gain the Level 1 credits they need for Numeracy. It is a half-year course which will be offered during both halves of the year.

It will give students a good grounding in Mathematics that can be of use to them in life and for future employment.

This course provides no pathway to the NCEA Level 2 Mathematics courses.

  • Leads to: Level 1 Numeracy
  • Cost and Materials: $15
  • Entry Requirements: Completed junior Mathematics
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms G Isolabella

Mathematics with Algebra

This course is designed for students who did well in algebra in the junior school and are wanting to pursue tertiary study in the fields of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. You will learn to apply formulas, investigate relationships between variables and develop some statistical and probability skills. This course is the first step towards Level 3 Calculus.

  • Leads to: Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus
  • Cost and Materials: $25
  • Entry Requirements: Completed Year 10 Algebra and Geometry topics
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms G Isolabella

Mathematics with Statistics

This course is designed for students who enjoy doing statistics and probability. You will be experimenting on data and analysing relationships. It is highly recommended for students who want to pursue a statistical pathway and careers that require the analysis of statistics.

  • Leads to: Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics
  • Cost and Materials: $20
  • Entry Requirements: Completed Year 10 Statistics and Probability topics
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr A Leake


Level 2

Mathematics for Living

This course is a follow on from the Level 1 course and is designed for students to pursue their interest in Mathematics with applications for a wide range of career pathways.

It will cover statistics, experiments, networks, probability and some geometry.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Mathematics for Living
  • Cost and Materials: $25
  • Entry Requirements: Level 1 Mathematics for Living or Statistics or Algebra
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr A Leake

Mathematics with Calculus

This course is designed for students who successfully completed the Level 1 Mathematics with Algebra course and are considering doing tertiary study in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. You will study algebraic manipulations, geometry, calculus and do some statistical topics. 

  • Leads to: Level 3 Calculus
  • Cost and Materials: $25 approx.
  • Entry Requirements: Level 1 Mathematics with Algebra Achieved both externals in Level 1 Mathematics
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms G Isolabella

Mathematics with Statistics

This course is designed for students to further develop their statistics and probability skills. You will be investigating and analysing data, evaluating a wide range of statistical reports and increasing your knowledge of probability concepts. It is an important subject for students who will need to use statistical analysis for their future career choice.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Statistics
  • Cost and Materials: $25 approx.
  • Entry Requirements: Level 1 Statistics or Algebra Achieved both externals in Level 1 Mathematics
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr A Leake

Level 3

Mathematics for Living

This course is a follow on from Mathematics for Living Level 2 and is designed for students who want to be able to apply mathematical skills that may be of use for their future career pathway. Topics covered will still enable students to pursue tertiary studies.

Topics will have applications for the Sciences, Business Studies, Sports Analysis and Project Management.

  • Leads to: Tertiary study, vocational courses, defence forces and the workplace
  • Cost and Materials: $21 approx.
  • Entry Requirements: Level 2 Mathematics for Living
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr A Leake
  • UE Approved

Mathematics with Calculus

This course is designed to prepare students for tertiary study in the fields of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. As it includes the theory of Calculus, it assumes that the students have a good grasp of algebra, calculus and graphing from the Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus course.

  • Leads to: Tertiary studies and any professional career
  • Cost and Materials: $25 approx.
  • Entry Requirements: Algebra and Calculus external at Level 2
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms G Isolabella
  • UE Approved

Mathematics with Statistics

This course is designed for students who want to use statistics for tertiary studies or further develop their statistical skills that are required for their career pathway choice. You will be looking at probability modelling and concepts, analysis of statistical reports, linear programming, experiments and political polls.

  • Leads to: Tertiary studies and any professional career
  • Cost and Materials: $25
  • Entry Requirements: Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics External paper (Probability) at Level 2 plus Achieved credits (internal)
  • Teacher in Charge: Mr A Leake
  • UE Approved

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