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

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Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

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Friday 13 Nov

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