MAS2
This course requires 2 options.

Mathematics and Statistics - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Galvan

In a range of meaningful contexts, students will be engaged in thinking mathematically.

Students will solve problems and model situations that require them to apply algebraic, statistical and probability techniques. 

Students that choose this course can also take MAC2 (Calculus) as an option.


Course Overview

Term 1
The term starts with a review of Algebra skills as this is the foundation of all topics in the course. Then classes will focus on expanding various concepts and develop confidence in solving problems using algebraic techniques.

The last part of the term will be focussed on 'Statistically Based Reports'. Students will get the opportunity to use the statistical cycle to evaluate a statistically based report on a population.

Term 2
The statistical theme continues this term with students conducting experiments to investigate situations
using statistical methods. Students will plan, conduct, analyse and review experiments to form a conclusion.

Learning will then progress to 'Making an Informal Inference' where students will use statistical methods to make a decision about a population. Students will be introduced to the concept of sampling and confidence intervals.

Term 3
This term starts with students investigating a situation involving elements of chance
using a simulation. Students will design a simulation, run it and communicate their findings in a report.

The second half of the term will focus on applying 'Probability' methods in solving problems. This is an external assessment which involves applying probability methods in solving problems. Topics covered are, risk and relative risk, normal distribution, relative frequencies and probability trees.

Term 4
This term students will study for their external examinations in Algebra and Probability.

Pathway

To progress from MAS2 to MAC3 (Calculus) students would need to complete the Level 2 Calculus external assessment.

Prerequisites

Entry from MAX1 is 15 credits

Entry from MAT1 is 17 credits including Merit in 'Chance and Data'

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91268 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
2
2
2
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91267 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91266 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.11 - Evaluate a statistically based report
2
2
2
2
2
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 2r
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91265 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.10 - Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91264 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.9 - Use statistical methods to make an inference
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91261 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.6 - Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 2
TotalNumeracy Credits: 19

Disclaimer

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