Mathematics and Statistics - Level 2

MAS2
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

Mathematics - Level 3, Statistics & Modelling - Level 3, 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 15 credits

Entry from MAT1 is 17 credits including Merit in '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. 91268 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
2
I
2
Y
Y
A.S. 91267 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91266 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.11 - Evaluate a statistically based report
2
I
2
Y
2r
Y
A.S. 91265 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.10 - Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods
2
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91264 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.9 - Use statistical methods to make an inference
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91261 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.6 - Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

data science, health, technology, education, industry, administrator, bank manager, accountant, commodity broker, corporate investment banker, financial advisor/manager, risk analyst, insurance, logistics and distribution manager, statistician, stockbroker, system analyst, tax inspector, transport planner


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.