COURSE TITLE:
Level 3 Mathematics and Statistics
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The focus of the course is on both mathematical and statistical concepts. The combination of skills covered along with the context based activities and assessments should provide students with background knowledge suitable for university social sciences, arts or commerce but this course is not suitable preparation for science, medicine or engineering at university levels. Where possible you will be applying these ideas in context and many aspects of the course will provide skills necessary for future studies at university.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
 The relationship between samples and populations and how these relate to statistics and their applications
 Basic algebraic concepts working in both 2dimensional space and 3dimensional space
 Identification of trends in data over time and how to use these to forecast data
WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?
Entry requirements for this course are 12 credits in a Level 2 Mathematics and Statistics course.
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 
3.2 (91574) 
Apply linear programming methods in solving problems

3 
Internal 
 
3.4 (91576) 
Use critical path analysis in solving problems 
2 
Internal 
 
3.8 (91580) 
Investigate time series data 
4 
Internal 
 
3.10 (91582) 
Use statistical methods to make a formal inference 
4 
Internal 
 
3.12 (91584) 
Evaluate statistically based reports 
4 
External 
W 
3.15 (91587) 
Apply systems of equations in solving problems 
3 
Internal 
 

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

20 


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:
You will be assessed by Level 3 Mathematics and Statistics achievement standards, with credits contributing towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). There are a maximum of 20 Level 3 credits available. This course is eligible for a subject endorsement. This is a university entrance subject (Mathematics) Five of the achievement standards for the Year 13 Statistics course will be assessed internally during the year. The final external, 3.12, 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 all external standards. 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?
University study
INDICATIVE COSTS:
None though a graphics calculator is highly recommended for the distributions topic.