Level 3 Calculus
Teacher in Charge: Dr D. Muck
This course is the most academic of all Mathematics courses offered at the college, it is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important.
Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. The focus of the course is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Thus, although facility with manipulation and computational competence are important outcomes, they are not the core of the course.
In order to be able to take the course a MA200/MA102 student must have passed
AS91261 Apply Algebraic Methods in Solving Problems with Merit
AS91262 Apply Calculus Methods in Solving Problems with Merit
Accelerated MA102 students are expected to take the MS300 course first. Exemptions can be granted by the HoD Dr Muck.
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.
Students are required to pay a fee of $35. To purchase write on homework books
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24
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.