Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

13MAS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr F. Thomas

This course offers an introduction to a range of statistical concepts, which are excellent preparation for any students intending further study or careers that will involve research and/or analysis and interpretation of data.

Topics covered may include Bivariate Data Investigation, Formal Inference, Time Series, Probability Concepts and Probability Distributions.



Course Overview

Term 1
AS 91581 Bivariate Data - internal assessment 4 credits

AS 91580 Time Series - internal assessment 4 credits (continued in Term 2)

Term 2
Continue AS 91580

AS 91585 Probability Concepts - external assessment - 4 credits

Term 3
AS 91586 Probability Distributions - external assessment - 4 credits
Students considering Scholarship will be encouraged to attend externally provided tutoring at this stage, usually 2 hours for one evening a week

Term 4
AS 91582 Formal Inference - internal assessment - 4 credits
Scholarship students may wish to study for AS 91584 Statistically based reports as an alternative.

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 workbooks for Inference, Time Series, Bivariate Statistics, Probability Concepts and Probability Distributions. It is also highly recommended that students purchase the D and D booklets for revision in term 4 in preparation for sitting the final NCEA External examinations in November.


Recommended Prior Learning

This course has a considerable literacy requirement. Students will need to be comfortable with writing reports in English equivalent to NCEA Level 3. Whilst there is no requirement for students to have studied Statistics at Level 2, students should be familiar with basic algebraic concepts and it is recommended that students would have at least passed the MCAT at Level 1.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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. 91582 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.10 - Use statistical methods to make a formal inference
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91584 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.12 - Evaluate statistically based reports
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
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
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: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Disclaimer

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