Level 2 Mathematics
Teacher in Charge: Dr D. Muck
There is no doubt the Year 12 course takes everyday Mathematics to a higher and more abstract level. Students are encouraged to develop their algebraic skills to ensure they can produce general solutions that can be applied in all sorts of disciplines such as Science, Accounting, Statistical Analysis and Social Sciences.
In order to be able to take the course a MA102 student must have passed
AS91027 Apply Algebraic Procedures in Solving Problems with at least Achieved preferably Merit
AS91028 Investigate Relationships Between Tables and Graphs with Achieved
Exemptions can be granted by the HoD Dr Muck.
Recommended Prior Learning
To succeed at Level 2 Mathematics students, need to have passed the Level 1 Achievement Standard 91027 Using Algebraic Procedures in addition to at least one of the Externals offered at Level 1 NCEA. It is preferable if they have achieved with at least Merit in one of these two external standards since NCEA Level 2 will follow the format of Level 1 with Achievement Standards being offered over a range of topics.Individual cases may be discussed with HOD.
For each lesson, every student is expected to bring to class their exercise book, pencil, blue or black biro, red biro, scientific calculator, ruler and pencil. No borrowing of equipment is allowed during assessments. All work must be done in blue or black biro, except graphs and diagrams which can be done in pencil as these are the NZQA regulations. Red biro can be used for marking
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