Teacher in Charge: Dr D. Muck
Every person in today's society needs to have a basic understanding of data analysis and statistical concepts, in order to be able to think critically about the quantitative information we encounter every day, from opinion polls to headline news reports based on scientific studies.
This course aims to provide a path of mathematical study appropriate for students interested in quantitative aspects of the biological and social sciences, medicine, commerce and administration. In general the study of Statistics is useful in any field where the collection, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data is important.
Last yearâ€™s assessment report states that candidates who performed well across the standards were able to demonstrate understanding of statistical and probability concepts, integrating these understandings with contextual knowledge when required. Successful candidates demonstrated both calculationbased and analyticalbased approaches.
When using contextual knowledge as part of a response, candidates needed to link this knowledge to an aspect of statistical knowledge. Contextual knowledge or speculation alone was not sufficient.
Course Requirements
In order to be able to take the course a MS200 student must have passed
AS91267 Apply Probability Methods in Solving Problems with Merit
AS91258 Apply Sequences and Series in Solving Problems with Achieved
AS91269 Apply Systems of Equations in Solving Problems with Achieved
In order to be able to take the course a MA200/MA102 student must have passed
AS91267 Apply Probability Methods in Solving Problems with Merit
AS91261 Apply Algebraic Methods in Solving Problems with Achieved
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, a calculator; preferably, but not necessarily a graphics calculator, a ruler and a 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 $35 to purchase a writeon homework book.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91574 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.2  Apply linear programming methods in solving problems  3 
I 
3 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91580 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.8  Investigate time series data  3 
I 
4 
Y 
* 
Y 
A.S. 91581 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.9  Investigate bivariate measurement data  3 
I 
4 
Y 
* 
Y 
A.S. 91585 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.13  Apply probability concepts in solving problems  3 
E 
4 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91586 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.14  Apply probability distributions in solving problems  3 
E 
4 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91587 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.15  Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems  3 
I 
3 
* 
Y 

Total Credits 
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.