Level 1 Mathematics (MAT) - mainly External standards
Teacher in Charge: R. Cookson
This Achievement standard course is designed around Level 6 of the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics curriculum to encourage the development of skills and knowledge required to form a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. There is an emphasis on logical and systematic reasoning to enable students to communicate mathematical ideas within a range of meaningful contexts.
As well as the standards listed below, students will have attempted an internal achievement standard in year 10.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$23 mathematics workbook.
Calculator (minimum scientific) essential.
Graphics calculator ( eg.Casio 9750) recommended.
A graphics calculator is essential for all level 2 and 3 Mathematics courses.
Year 10 mathematics.
A good command of algebra and a proven track record of ability to perform well under examination conditions. An essential for those wishing to continue with the MAT 2 course which leads to Calculus.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
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An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.