Mathematics with Calculus - Level 2

MAC2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Y. Lee

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, graphical, geometric and calculus techniques. 

Students that choose this course can also take MAS2 (Statistics) 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 using a 'System of Equations' to solve problems.

Term 2
There is a strong focus on internal assessments this term. The first is 'Graphs' which involves applying graphical methods in solving problems. The second is 'Co-ordinate Geometry' where students substitute into a relevant formula and apply various methods in solving problems.

Term 3
This term classes will be learning about arithmetic and geometric patterns. Students will learn to apply 'Sequences and Series' in solving problems.

Then the focus will be on 'Calculus'. Students will be introduced to differentiation and integration (anti-differentiation).

Term 4
Review and prepare for the external examinations Algebra and Calculus.

Pathway

Calculus - Level 3, Calculus - University or NZ Scholarship, Mathematics - Level 3, Statistics & Modelling - Level 3, Statistics - University or NZ Scholarship

Prerequisites

Must have gained 15 Level 1 credits including the MCAT (Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems). You will need to seek HOD approval if you have not met the prerequisite.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91269 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.14 - Apply systems of equations in solving problems
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91262 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.7 - Apply calculus methods in solving problems
2
E
5
Y
A.S. 91261 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.6 - Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91258 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.3 - Apply sequences and series in solving problems
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91257 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.2 - Apply graphical methods in solving problems
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91256 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.1 - Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems
2
I
2
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Calculus is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component.


Disclaimer

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