Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Dalgarno
Topics covered may include Algebra, Graphs, Calculus, Probability and Trigonometry.
This is an academic course and leads onto any of the Level 3 Mathematics courses, but mainly to Calculus.
Students intending taking Physics or Chemistry at level 3 or beyond need to take this course.
Students will complete the External Achievement Standard for Algebra. The skills in this topic are essential for all the other standards covered in the course throughout the year. For the last few weeks of the term students will start working on the Internal Achievement Standard on Trigonometry.
Students will complete the work on Trigonometry and sit the assessment. They will also complete the second Internal Achievement Standard on Graphs and sit the assessment. The last couple of weeks will be spent starting the second External Achievement Standard on Calculus.
Students will complete the work on Calculus. They will also complete the thirs External Achievement Standard on Probability.
Students will spend this term consolidating and revising all their skills from the three External Achievement Standards before sitting the NCEA Examinations in November. It is highly recommended that the students purchase the D and D revision booklets for revision during this term.
It is expected that students will have their own pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, two 1E5 or 1E8, and a graphics calculator. It is strongly recommended that they purchase the Walker Mathematics Workbooks for Graphs, Probability, Trigonometry, Algebra and Calculus. It is also highly recommended that students purchase the D and D revision booklets for revision in term 4 in preparation for sitting the final NCEA External examinations in November.
Recommended Prior Learning
16 NCEA Level 1 Mathematics Achievement Standard credits which must include three of the following standards AS91027 Algebra, AS91028 Graphs, AS91026 Number or AS91031 Geometric Reasoning (or AS91032 Trig) (with Merit or above grades in two of these) or with HOD approval.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
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