MSP3A

NCEA L3 Mathematics for Statistics and Probability A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Thornley

A specialised Mathematics course designed to prepare students for careers in Science, Medicine, Computing, Data Science and Statistical Analysis covering; Time Series, Bivariate Data and Experiments. 

The following pathways are available:

MTI3A + MCB3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Trade and Industry (UE Mathematics, not endorsable). 

MSP3A + MSP3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Statistics and Probability (UE Statistics).

MEB3A + MCB3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Commerce and Business (UE Mathematics).

MEB3A + MES3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Engineering and Science (UE Calculus) add MPL3A or MPL3B for a comprehensive course in preparation for university Calculus.

Any other combination of first and second-semester L3 Mathematics = NCEA L3 Mathematics (UE Mathematics, some combinations not endorsable). Must be approved by HOF.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have Achieved in AS91267 (2.12) - Probability and at least 5 other credits in L2 Statistics to be considered for this course. In the event that the course is oversubscribed students will be ranked based on their results.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Pens (blue, black and red)
Ruler
1J5 5mm quad book (about three for the year)
Scientific calculator
Laptop
A textbook will be issued to the student for the year. It is the student's responsibility and must be returned in good condition at the end of the year.
Additional resources are available for an additional charge, these are not compulsory.
Students are to bring all equipment to every lesson.

Pathway

The following pathways are available:

MTI3A + MCB3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Trade and Industry (UE Mathematics, not endorsable).
MSP3A + MSP3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Statistics and Probability (UE Statistics).
MEB3A + MCB3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Commerce and Business (UE Mathematics).
MEB3A + MES3B = NCEA L3 Mathematics for Engineering and Science (UE Calculus) add MPL3A or MPL3B for a comprehensive course in preparation for university Calculus.

Any other combination of first and second-semester L3 Mathematics = NCEA L3 Mathematics (UE Mathematics, some combinations not endorsable). Must be approved by HOF.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91580 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91581 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.9 - Investigate bivariate measurement data

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91583 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.11 - Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using experimental design principles

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 12