Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics

12MAS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Dalgarno

Recommended Prior Learning

14 NCEA Level 1 Mathematics Achievement Standard credits which must include Number and the following standards: Bivariate Statistics, Multi-Variate Statistics and Chance and Data, or with HOD approval


This course focuses on the Statistical Achievement Standards, so by gaining Merit or above it prepares students well for Year 13 Statistics.  Topics studied may include Inference, Experiments, Simulations, Probability and Networks.

In exceptional circumstances, where a career pathway is strongly linked to both Calculus and Statistics, students in 11MATA who have met the entry requirements for both courses may be given permission to study both Calculus and Statistics at Level 2.  Students who wish to be considered for this must apply in writing, with the support of their parents/caregivers, to Mr Jones.  Students and their parents/caregivers may then be interviewed to determine whether this is the wisest option choice for them.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students will complete two Internal Achievement Standard during this term on Networks and Simulations. If time permits then they will also start the third Internal Achievement Standard on Statistical Inference.

Term 2
Students will complete the Internal Achievement Standard on Statistical Inference and will also complete the fourth Internal Achievement Standard on Experiments.

Term 3
Students will start studying the only External Achievement Standard on Probability and will sit a school practice examination for this topic in the middle of the term. They will then complete the final Internal Achievement Standard on Questionnaires.

Term 4
Students will spend this term consolidating and revising all their skills from the External Achievement Standard on Probability before sitting the NCEA Examination in November. It is highly recommended that the students purchase the D and D booklet for revision during this term.

Learning Areas:

Mathematics


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Pathway

Level 3 Business Mathematics, Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

This course can lead students onto Tertiary courses which include Sciences, PE, Geography, Business and Teaching, Insurance, Research and Development careers.

Career Pathways

Medical Physicist, Microbiologist, Dancer, Biochemist, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Trainer, Oral Health Therapist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driving Instructor, Early Childhood Teacher, Health and Safety Adviser, Primary School Teacher, Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Photographer, Physiotherapist, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Psychotherapist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Bank Worker, Insurance Claims Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Financial Adviser, Insurance Adviser, Survey Interviewer

Equipment/Stationery

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 Maths workbook for Networks and Probability. It is also strongly recommended that students purchase the D and D booklets for revision in term 4 in preparation for sitting the final NCEA External examination in November.


Pathway Tags

Medical Physicist, Microbiologist, Dancer, Biochemist, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Trainer, Oral Health Therapist, Medical Radiation Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driving Instructor, Early Childhood Teacher, Health and Safety Adviser, Primary School Teacher, Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Photographer, Physiotherapist, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Psychotherapist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Bank Worker, Insurance Claims Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Financial Adviser, Insurance Agent, Survey Interviewer


Disclaimer

this information may vary