L2MAS - Mathematics and Statistics


COURSE TITLE:

Level 2 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 algebra, geometry and statistics skills. The overall aim of the course is to use algebra or statistical methods to explore relationships and probabilities in a variety of situations. Particular emphasis will be placed on solving situations involving pairs of equations and on creating statistical investigations and carrying them out.

The course covers some algebra content to enable students to maximise their engagement with probability theory and understand equations of statistical models in the future. There is also an emphasis on statistical investigations and probability. This is designed to provide a solid foundation for success in year 13 Mathematics and Statistics.

Problem Solving, developing logical reasoning and communication of concepts will be part of all content standards. Students are required to consider the context of problems in exploring the relationships occurring in data and summarise findings by relating the outcomes back to the context of the investigation.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • A deeper understanding of the relationships between samples and populations
  • A practical understanding of experimental probability and its relationship to theoretical probability
  • Fundamental algebra concepts relating to types of equations and graphs which are useful for statistical modelling
  • Basic network and co-ordinate geometry skills

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

Entry requirements for this course are 14 credits in a Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics course. Special consideration may be made for Level 1 Modelling students though such students would need an exceptional performance. 

All entries to the course are at the discretion of the head of learning area - if you do not meet the entry requirements you can state your case for entry.  

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
2.1   (91256) Apply coordinate geometry methods in solving problems
2 Internal -
2.5   (91260) Apply network methods in solving problems 2 Internal -
2.8   (91263) Design a questionnaire3 Internal -
2.9   (91264) Use statistical methods to make an inference 4 Internal -
2.12 (91267) Apply probability methods in solving problems 4 External -
2.14 (91269) Apply systems of equations in solving problems2 Internal -


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

17

ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

You will be assessed by Level 2 Mathematics and Statistics achievement standards, with credits contributing towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). There are a maximum of 17 Level 2 credits available. This course is eligible for a subject endorsement. Five of the achievement standards for the Level 2 Mathematics and Statistics course will be assessed internally during the year. The final external, 2.12, 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?

L3MAS is the natural course which follows L2MAS

INDICATIVE COSTS:

None though a graphics calculator is recommended for the normal distribution and the algebra standard.