COURSE TITLE:
Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course builds on the skills learnt in previous years by applying strategies to solve problems using a variety of statistics skills. The overall aim of the course is to use statistical methods to explore relationships and probabilities in a variety of situations. Particular emphasis will be placed first on reading and analysing statistical investigations and then designing and carrying out investigations. The course includes some algebra content to enable students to maximise their engagement with probability theory and understand equations of statistical models in the future. The bulk of the course material is based on statistical investigations and probability. This should provide a solid foundation for success in year 13 Statistics. Problem Solving, developing logical reasoning and communication of concepts will be a requirement of all standards. Students are required to consider the context of problems in exploring the relationships occurring in data and summarise their findings by relating the outcomes back to the context of the investigation.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
 The basics of sampling and nonsampling error
 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
WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?
Entry requirements for this course are 14 credits in a Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics course which MUST include a minimum of a merit grade in 1.10: Inference and also a minimum achieved grade in 1.2: Algebra. Special consideration will be given for students transferring courses without 1.2 on offer but such candidates must have gained an excellence grade in 1:10: Inference and a minimum of a merit grade in 1.4: linear algebra. 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 
2.8 (91263) 
Design a questionnaire

3 
Internal   
2.9 (91264) 
Use statistical methods to make an inference 
4 
Internal 
 
2.10 (91265) 
Conduct and experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods 
3 
Internal 
 
2.12 (91267) 
Apply probability methods in solving problems 
4 
External 
 
2.13 (91268) 
Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation 
2 
Internal 
 
2.14 (91269) 
Apply systems of equations in solving problems 
2 
Internal 
 

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

18 


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 18 Level 2 credits available. This course is eligible for a subject endorsement. Five of the achievement standards for the Level 2 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 ASSESSMENTSStudents 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 APPEALSThese issues are dealt with by the college's assessment procedures. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details.
WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?
High performers will move on to L3MWS while others will have entry into L3MAS.
INDICATIVE COSTS:
None though a graphics calculator is recommended for the normal distribution and the algebra standard.
