Mathematics - Level 3

MAT3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. McCormack

This Level 3 course, with four Internal Assessments and one External Assessment, offers two areas of Mathematical Learning:

1. Statistics:  

Using the Statistical Methods and the 'Statistical Enquiry Cycle', investigate real life contextual situations involving analysis of data leading to conclusions. 

Students carry out investigations in Time Series and Formal Inference where they analyse data mainly using computer technology and interpret the results based on a deeper understanding of Statistical knowledge and concepts.

The Achievement Standards offered in the Statistical section are focusing on Time Series, Formal Inference, and Evaluating Statistical Reports.

2. Mathematics:

In this part of the course, basic Algebraic Methods and Techniques are used to solve problems set in real life contextual situations.

Solving Simultaneous Equations and Linear Programming are the main focus in this part of the course. 

Students that struggle with Algebraic Methods and Techniques will find success in this course because in the two areas, the range of skills needed to develop is narrow and straightforward.



Course Overview

Term 1
Time Series (Internal Assessment - Term 1)

Formal Inference (Internal Assessment - Term 1)

Term 2
Statistical Reports (External Assessment Preparation - Term 2)

Simultaneous Equations (Internal Assessment - Term 2)

Term 3
Linear Programming (Internal Assessment - Term 3)

The last half of Term 3 is used in preparation for a Practice Examination for the External Examination, 'Evaluating Statistical Reports'. This occurs during Senior Assessment Week late in Term 3.

Term 4
The focus of Term 4 is preparation for the only External Examination, 'Evaluating Statistical Reports'. Much of the revision is based on the students' performance in the two Diagnostic Tests they do in Term 2 and Term 3. Students identify strengths and weaknesses and strive for improvement of Skills, Knowledge and Mathematical Techniques.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

In-class/at home workbooks and study guides required during the year cost approximately $36.


Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval


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. 91587 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.15 - Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
3
I
3
*
Y
A.S. 91584 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.12 - Evaluate statistically based reports
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 9
3
E
4
Y
4w *
Y
A.S. 91582 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.10 - Use statistical methods to make a formal inference
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91580 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91576 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.4 - Use critical path analysis in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
3
I
2
*
Y
A.S. 91574 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.2 - Apply linear programming methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
3
I
3
*
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

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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.