## 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, creating 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

## Numeracy

This course is designed for students to gain 10 Level 1 Numeracy credits.

It will give students a good grounding in Mathematics, and how mathematical thinking and skills are applied to Mathematics within local and current contexts.

**Entry Guidelines:** Completed junior Mathematics**Leads to: **Level 2 Mathematics for Living**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.

**Materials:** Casio Graphical Calculator**Entry Guidelines:** Completed Year 10 Algebra and Geometry topics reaching NZ Curriculum Level 5 or higher**Leads to: **Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus**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 with 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.

**Entry Guidelines: **Completed Year 10 Statistics and Probability topics**Leads to:** Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics**Teacher in Charge: **Mrs V Peffer

# LEVEL 2

## Mathematics for Living

This course 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.

**Entry Guidelines: **Level 1 Numeracy, Statistics, or Algebra**Leads to: **Level 3 Mathematics for Living**Teacher in Charge:** Ms G Isolabella

## 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 statistics topics.

**Entry Guidelines:** Achievement in both externals in Level 1 Mathematics with Algebra**Leads to:** Level 3 Calculus**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.

**Entry Guidelines:** Achievement in one external from either Level 1 Mathematics with Algebra or Mathematics with Statistics**Leads to:** Level 3 Statistics**Teacher in Charge: **Mrs V Peffer

# 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.

**Entry Guidelines:** Level 2 Mathematics for Living**Leads to:** Tertiary study, vocational courses, defence forces and the workplace**Teacher in Charge: **Ms G Isolabella

**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.

**Entry Guidelines:** Achievement in two externals from Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus**Leads to:** Tertiary studies and any professional career**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.

**Entry Guidelines:** Achievement in one external from Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics or Mathematics with Calculus**Leads to:** Tertiary studies and any professional career**Teacher in Charge: **Mrs V Peffer

**UE Approved**

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