# Year 10 Mathematics

#### Course Description

**Teacher in Charge: ** Mrs L. Bowater

Our junior courses are based on the study of the three strands of Mathematics and Statistics:

• Number and Algebra

• Geometry and Measurement

• Statistics

In studying these strands, and the connections between them, students develop the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically and logically. They learn problem solving skills and how to interpret and communicate the solutions to these problems. All the courses at junior level prepare the students for further study in the Senior school, including the achievement of the numeracy requirements at NCEA Level one. The teaching of these courses incorporates the teaching of the values and key competencies as outlined in the NZ Curriculum.

Homework is in the form of MathSpace tasks and there is an expectation to complete 1 - 1.5 hours weekly.

Students who are continuing to progress towards curriculum level 4P at the end of their Year 9 may be placed in NUM010 instead of MAT010 by their Year 9 Mathematics teacher.

#### Course Overview

**Term 1**

Number

**Term 2**

Algebra

**Term 3**

Measurement

Geometry

(catch up on Number and Algebra)

**Term 4**

Statistics

Probability

(Catch up on Number, Measurement, Algebra)

#### Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2 x Exercise Book 1J5 5mm Quad Book

2 x Blue biro pan

1 x Red biro pen

1 x Black biro pen

2 x Pencils HB

1 x Pencil sharpener

1 x 30cm Ruler

1 x Protractor

1 x Scientific Casio FX-82 calculator (beneficial but not compulsory)

#### Assessment Information

E-asTTle is the main platform for testing in Junior Mathematics. MathSpace and written tests will feature during the year. Year 10 students are required to get Level 5 proficient or above in e-asTTle testing in both Number, Measurement and Algebra. Students receive a username and password allowing parents and caregivers to access results at any time.Numeracy testing opportunities will occur three times a year, at the end of term two, three and four. This is as an online test which will be completed under test conditions in the hall. In Junior Mathematics, students are required to pass the Numeracy test as a pre-requisite for enrolling in NCEA level 1.

Progress reports are written at the end of each term and published on the Parent Portal.