Mathematics and Statistics - Level 2

MAS2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr 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 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 students learning how to 'Design a Questionnaire' using the statistical inquiry cycle. Important key skills in this unit include writing suitable questions, layout, survey types and sample selection.

The last part of the term will be focused on 'Using Simulations'. Students investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation. Students will design a simulation, run it and communicate their findings in a report.

Term 2
The statistical theme continues this term with students studying 'Statistically Based Reports'. Students will get the opportunity to use the statistical cycle to evaluate a statistically based report on a population.

In the second half of the term students will be 'Conducting Experiments' to investigate situations using statistical methods. Students will plan, conduct, analyse and review experiments to form a conclusion.

Term 3
We begin term 3 with the only external offered in this course 'Probability Methods in Solving Problems'. Topics covered are, risk and relative risk, normal distribution, relative frequencies and probability trees.

The second half of the term will focus on '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 4
This term students will study for their Probability external examination.

Pathway

Mathematics - Level 3, Statistics & Modelling - Level 3 (MAS3), Statistics - University or NZ Scholarship

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

Prerequisites

Entry from MAX1 is 11 credits

Entry from MAT1 is 15 credits including Achieved in the external 'Chance and Data'


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. 91263 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.8 - Design a questionnaire
2
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91264 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.9 - Use statistical methods to make an inference
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91265 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.10 - Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
2
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91266 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.11 - Evaluate a statistically based report
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
2
I
2
Y
2r
Y
A.S. 91267 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91268 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
2
I
2
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

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Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.