**Teacher in Charge: ** Mr S. Farrow

The course is based on Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum (Level 4/5). The strands of number and algebra; geometry and measurement; and statistics and probability are covered, as well the mathematical processes of problem solving; developing logic and reasoning; and communicating mathematical ideas.

Teaching and learning in the classroom, and assessment, will reflect the needs and abilities of the students.

Students will be given opportunities to:

- Gain confidence and competence in the use of numbers.
- Develop the skills of measurement.
- Develop geometrical knowledge and skills associated with shape and space.
- Generalise from patterns and relationships.
- Manipulate data.
- Participate in real mathematical situations so as to see the use of mathematics in every day life.

Assessment Policy & Procedures

It is recommended that students have a scientific calculator with a fraction key. 2 Maths Book (1J8), Blue or black and red pen, pencil, rubber & ruler.

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.