MTC301

Calculus Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Jager

Calculus MTC301

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. 




Career Pathways

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbooks $15.
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. 

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91579 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91578 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91577 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91575 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 21

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.

Disclaimer

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.