Mathematics Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Knowles
Level 1 Mathematics (L1MAT) is a course designed to give students a sound understanding of the numeracy skills required for the day-to-day problems encountered at home, or in the workplace, while also preparing students for future Mathematics study.
A combination of both internal and external achievement standards; topics in this course focus on Number, Algebra, Trigonometry, Graphing and Statistical Investigations. Successful completion of this course will allow students to gain the 10 Numeracy credits required to pass NCEA Level 1.
For those students who wish to continue into Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus, they are required to pass both external Achievement Standards (1.2 and 1.3) with Merit or Excellence.
This course may be differentiated for students who find they struggle with the Algebra components of the course. This is arranged between the classroom teacher, student and parents / caregivers.
Number (internal assessment), Trigonometry (internal assessment)
Multivariate Data Investigation (internal assessment), Tables, Equations and Graphs (external assessment)
Algebra (external assessment)
Recommended Prior Learning
Open Entry, however, it is recommended that students who enter this course have sound number skills and a good understanding of Year 10 Algebra concepts.
Students who do not meet the requirements for this course may enter into the Level 1 Numeracy Course.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A scientific calculator is essential.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
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