**Teacher in Charge: ** Mr C. Walton

By recommendation from Year 10 mathematics teacher.

This course will provide students with a broad mathematical curriculum, providing a pathway into a Level 2 Statistics or the Level 2 Numeracy course.

It includes some basic Linear Algebra, Trigonometry, Measurement and 3 standards on Probability and Statistics.

This is a mainly internal assessment course with one external standard.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Mathematics, NCEA Level 2 Mathematics for Social and Health Sciences

It is recommended that students have a scientific calculator, preferably a Casio FX-82 or a Casio graphics calculator. Basic mathematical equipment, i.e. ruler and exercise book; and the appropriate homework book, approximately $20.00.

Calculus is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component. Statistics leads to careers in: Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture

POLICY

It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.