L1MAS - Mathematics and Statistics


COURSE TITLE:

Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course builds on the skills learnt in previous years by applying strategies to solve problems using a variety of number skills, extending trigonometric skills to involve three-dimensional shapes and developing more algebraic skills. Statistical methods are used to explore relationships and probabilities are determined in a variety of situations.

The course covers material from all strands of the curriculum with added weight given to Number and Algebra. Measurement and geometry concepts will be integrated into the Number and Algebra topics to ensure a balance between the strands. The graphing topic in particular has a great deal of geometry cross-over.

Problem Solving, developing logic and reasoning and communication of mathematical ideas will be part of all content areas. Students are required to consider the context of problems.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Final numeracy concepts for everyday life
  • Basic statistical analysis skills
  • Foundation algebra skills
  • Foundation geometry and trigonometry skills

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

There are no entry requirements for this course - you will be directed into a course by the head of learning area based on your performance in year 10 with particular placement emphasis placed on algebra results. 

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External L1
Numeracy
1.1   (91026) Apply numeric reasoning when solving problems
4 Internal Yes
1.2   (91027) Apply algebraic methods4 External Yes
1.4   (91029) Apply linear algebra in solving problems 3 Internal Yes
1.6   (91031) Apply geometric reasoning4 External Yes
1.10 (91035) Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical inquiry cycle4 Internal Yes


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

19

* 10 credits are required to reach the numeracy requirement to pass NCEA Level 1.


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

You will be assessed by Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics achievement standards, with credits contributing towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). There are a maximum of 19 Level 1 credits available. This course is eligible for a subject endorsement. Three of the achievement standards for the Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics course will be assessed internally during the year. The MCAT 1.2 will be assessed in Term 3. The final external, 1.6 will be assessed in November.

There will be NO reassessment opportunity for the internally assessed standards for students who do not achieve the standard in the first attempt. If you cannot attend an assessment because of illness, you must produce a medical certificate upon your return to school and you will be expected to complete the internal assessment on the day of your return to school.

Practice tests and examinations will be conducted during the year for the external standard. The results from these practice assessments will count towards any compassionate consideration. See the NCEA Student Handbook for more details.

MISSED INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS

Students who do not attend the internally assessed standards for reasons other than medical or bereavement will not be given a reassessment opportunity. If you have a genuine reason (which must be supported by a medical certificate) for not being able to complete the assessment on the day of the assessment, then you are able to apply for an extension. This should occur prior to the assessment date, not after. Approach your subject teacher and make your case. Read the NCEA Student Handbook for more detail.

AUTHENTICITY AND APPEALS

These issues are dealt with by the college's assessment procedures. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

Depending on performance, this course could lead into a top stream specialist class (L2MWC or L2MWS) or either of L2MAS or L2MOD.  

INDICATIVE COSTS:

None though a graphics calculator is recommended for those looking to continue with senior mathematics and statistics.