Level 1 Mathematics A

Pre-requisites:

Satisfactory completion of MATAA and MATAS. MATTR is also highly desirable preparation for this course.

Course description:

This course is aimed at developing critical mathematical thinking skills and leads directly to the corresponding course at level two and the calculus and statistics courses at level three. The emphasis in this course will be on the development of strong algebraic thinking and skills.

Topics covered:

– Solving equations and manipulating algebraic expressions

– Using algebraic techniques to solve problems

– Comparing sets of data using statistical techniques

– A study of probability

– Using geometry skills including trigonometry to solve problems.

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject.

 

Number    Title I or E *   Credits
91035 Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle     I 4
91027 Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems E 4
91028 Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs E 4
91031 Apply geometric reasoning in solving problems E 4
91037 Demonstrate understanding of chance and data E 4

 

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Leads to:

NCEA level 2 – 12 Mathematics

Cost: Purchase of workbooks ($30) is advised. A scientific calculator ($20) is essential. A graphics calculator ($90) would be useful – particularly if you are planning on going on to study 12 MATA where one is essential.

Contact: Mr Straker

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