Teacher in Charge: Dr D. Muck
This course is intended for students who have a sound knowledge of basic mathematical skills and concepts, are critical thinkers, enjoy mathematics and possess an aptitude for this subject. This course is also for students who intend to study higher academic mathematics. Students will be assessed on the application of knowledge of mathematics from level 6 of the New Zealand Curriculum, however you are reminded that knowledge from level 5 or lower is also expected, e.g. graphing knowledge within the algebra assessment. In any of the level 1 external assessments, candidates may be expected to demonstrate evidence through a simple investigation. This may involve the investigation of an algebraic, statistical, or geometric relationship, and begin with a word problem or situation.
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.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91027 v4 Mathematics and Statistics 1.2  Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems  1 
E 
4 
Y 

A.S. 91028 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.3  Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs  1 
E 
4 
Y 

A.S. 91029 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.4  Apply linear algebra in solving problems  1 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91031 v4 Mathematics and Statistics 1.6  Apply geometric reasoning in solving problems  1 
E 
4 
Y 

A.S. 91035 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.10  Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle  1 
I 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91037 v4 Mathematics and Statistics 1.12  Demonstrate understanding of chance and data  1 
E 
4 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.