L2MAC

Mathematics with Calculus Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Knowles

The Level 2 Mathematics with Calculus course (L2MAC) is recommended for students with a sound ability in Algebra who are viewing tertiary study (or potentially a career) in the physical sciences, engineering, economics, or any field where Mathematics is used as a tool for analysis. 

L2MAC builds on the Algebra concepts covered in Year 11 and focuses on the techniques and applications of both Algebra and Calculus, Mathematical modelling, and the development of Mathematical reasoning.

A combination of internal and external Achievement Standards, topics focus on Algebra Concepts, Calculus, Trigonometry, Graphs and Systems of Equations.


Course Overview

Term 1
Algebra (external assessment) and Trigonometry (internal assessment)

Term 2
Graphs (internal assessment) and Systems of Equations (internal assessment)

Term 3
Calculus (external assessment) and Algebra Revision

Term 4
Revision for external exams

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 15 credits in Level 1 Mathematics Achievement Standards, including a Merit or Excellence in AS1.2(Algebra Concepts) and AS1.3(Tables, Equations and Graphs) is required.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

This academic course is predominantly algebra based but will also include calculus and graphs as well as some statistics and probability. This course is required to prepare students for the academic Mathematics with Calculus course at Level 3.

Pathway

Mathematics with Calculus is an Option subject at Level 2. If a student struggles with Mathematics in Level 1 especally in Algebra and Graphs, he is advised not to opt for a Level 2 Mathematics Calculus course.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91257 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.2 - Apply graphical methods in solving problems
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91259 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91261 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.6 - Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91262 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.7 - Apply calculus methods in solving problems
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91269 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 2.14 - Apply systems of equations in solving problems
2
2
2
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 18