# 10 Mathematics

#### Course Description

**Teacher in Charge: ** Mr D. Galvan

Welcome to Mathematics at Tauranga Boys’ College. This course is based on the NZ Curriculum Levels 4, 5, 6 (CL3/4/5). The aim of this course is to develop Mathematical thinking and enhance problem-solving strategies. A major focus is on developing

There are many important links between Mathematics and the world around us.

Number - the basic life skills of budgeting, wealth, and purchasing.

Algebra - creating code and formula to find solutions.

Geometry - shapes, and angles are everywhere.

Probability - discovering the various possible outcomes.

Measurement - applying Number skills to practical problems.

Statistics - using data to make informed choices.

#### Course Overview

**Term 1**

The focus of this term is to develop an understanding of the Number strand at curriculum level 3,4 and 5.

Skills taught in term 1 include 'basic facts' (add, subtract, multiply and divide), 'whole number strategies' (factors and multiples) and special numbers (prime and square numbers). Students then move on to learning 'parts of a whole' (ordering and rounding) and finally use 'integers' to solve problems.

The second half of the term focuses on the use of decimals, fractions and percentages. Students will learn about ordering and understanding equivalency, finding 'part of a whole' and percentage changes.

End of term test will focus on all concepts taught.

**Term 2**

The focus of this term is to develop an understanding of Measurement and Algebra strands at curriculum level 3,4 and 5.

Measurement skills taught are 'fixed' (perimeter, area and volume) and 'changing' (time and rates).

The second half of the term will focus on algebraic expressions (simplifying) and equations (substitution into a formula).

End of term test will focus on all concepts taught.

**Term 3**

The focus of this term is to develop a greater understanding of the Algebra and Probability strands at curriculum level 3,4 and 5. In Algebra students will build on their understanding of substituting into a formula and solving linear equations. Students will then focus on 'patterns' which involves co-ordinates and linear graphs.

The second half of the term learning is based on probability and proportional reasoning. Number skills such as fractions, decimals and percentages to solve probability and ratio problems.

End of term test will focus on all concepts taught.

**Term 4**

The focus of this term is to develop an understanding of the Geometry and Statistics strands at curriculum level 3,4 and 5. Geometry will involve learning about shapes and their transformations. Statistics will focus on an introduction to the 'statistical cycle'.

Toward the end of the term, a 2-hour examination will be held. This will cover all strands taught throughout the year. Combined results from Term test and the Examination will be used for student placement at Year 11 (NCEA Level 1).

#### Prerequisites

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