L1MAS - Mathematics and Statistics
Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics
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.
There are now three variations of this course in order to cater for different needs. The courses cover material from all strands of the curriculum with varying weightings 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 Level 1 course by the head of learning area based on your performance in Year 10 with particular placement emphasis placed on algebra results.
* 10 credits are required to reach the numeracy requirement to pass NCEA Level 1.
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 18 or 19 Level 1 credits available depending on your course. This course is eligible for a subject endorsement. Three or four of the achievement standards for the Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics course will be assessed internally during the year. Most classes will sit the MCAT 1.2 which will be assessed in Term 3. All will sit the final external, 1.6, which 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. You can also do combinations of these courses if you want to continue with both Statistics and Calculus.
For All indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.