Level 3 Mathematics – Statistics


Satisfactory completion of the algebra and probability standards from the 12MATA course.

Course description:

This course extends the mathematics studied at level two, with a particular focus on statistics and probability. This is an excellent course as a preparation for many courses in the social sciences which require a grasp of mathematical modelling, statistical processes and analysis.

Topics covered:

  • Modelling linear systems
  • Analysing bivariate data
  • Describing and analysing time series
  • Solving problems using probability concepts
  • Using probability distributions to model situations and solve problems

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject.


Number   Title I or E*    Credits
91587 Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems I 2
91574 Apply linear programming methods in solving problems           I 2
91581 Investigate bivariate measurement data                                    I 4
91580 Investigate time-series data                                                            I 4
91585 Apply probability concepts in solving problems E 4
91586 Apply probability distributions in solving problems                        E 4


I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Leads to:

University or polytechnic courses in mathematics and social science.

Cost: $20 for workbook. A graphics calculator is essential.

Contact: Mr J Straker

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

Last day of term 4, 2020. Tbc

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Thursday 19 Nov

Teacher only day. No school.

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 12 Oct

Term 4 begins

Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

Thursday 6 Aug

Teacher only day. No school.

Monday 20 Jul

Term 3 starts

Friday 3 Jul

Last day of term 2.

Monday 1 Jun

1 June Queens birthday. No school.
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