Level 3 Calculus

MC300
Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

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.



Equipment/Stationery

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


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91575 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
3
I
4
*
Y
A.S. 91577 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
3
E
5
*
Y
A.S. 91578 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
3
E
6
*
Y
A.S. 91579 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
3
E
6
*
Y
A.S. 91587 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.15 - Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems
3
I
3
*
Y
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

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