Calculus Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mrs Jager
This is the course for people who want to take a high level of Mathematics to their tertiary study. The course is designed to meet the Engineering degree requirements of all universities in New Zealand.
Students will formalise their understanding of Calculus and, combining this with their skills in Algebra, solve some complex and often abstract problems. They will also learn how to use the something that does not exist (the square root of -1) to solve problems in the Complex Numbers Achievement Standard.
Student will be working in the real world by using trigonometric equations to model practical situations.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Graphics Calculator is required. NZQA specifically states that students without a graphics calculator are at a disadvantage.
Recommended Prior Learning
At least merit level in the two external achievement standards in Level 2 Mathematics.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Calculus 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 co, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component. Statistics leads to careers in: Business Studies,
Courses outlined will only be available in 2020 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.