Mathematics Level 2
Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Jager
Mathematics Level 2
In this course you will take your next big steps in Mathematics. You are someone who enjoys a challenge and enjoys Mathematics. The course focuses on algebraic understanding and this way of thinking is inherent in almost everything we do. We will start solving some interesting real-world problems and then generalise these to a more abstract level.
There are also Statistics and Probability elements to the course which will make use of your sense of curiosity about the world around you and promote a high level of analysis and thinking.
Optional Standard: AS 91269 Systems of Equations
Recommended Prior Learning
You must have achieved 14 credits in Mathematics at Level One and have been successful in one external Achievement Standard at NCEA Level One. Algebra or Tables, Equations and Graphs Standards must be at Merit level.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A tablet or similar device is highly recommended for this course.
Students will need a scientific calculator. NZQA specifically states that students without a graphics calculator will be at a disadvantage.
Course workbook: $15
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Calculus Course is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component. Statistics leads to careers in: Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component,
Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.