NCEA L3 Mathematics - calculus A

MAC3A
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Thornley

Recommended Prior Learning

Students require a minimum of 10 Mathematics credits at NCEA L2 and must have Achieved in AS91262 (2.7) - Calculus and AS91261 (2.6) - Algebra to be considered for this course. In the event that the course is oversubscribed students will be ranked and selected based on their results. 

In order to achieve success at NCEA L3 (curriculum level 8) students need to be present for more than 85% of classes, actively engaged during every lesson and complete between two and three hours of independent study every week.



This NCEA L3 (curriculum level 8) general Mathematics semester course covers;

Simultaneous equations (internal 3 credits, take-home assignment completed over one week in own time).

Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems involves: selecting and using methods, demonstrating knowledge of concepts and terms and communicating using appropriate representations.

Differentiation (external 6 credits, end-of-topic test, DGE term three, exam November).

Apply differentiation methods in solving problems involves: selecting and using methods, demonstrating knowledge of concepts and terms and communicating using appropriate representations.

Can be taken independently or combined with either MAC3B for a full-year course in UE Calculus (endorsable) or MAT3B for a full-year course in UE Mathematics (endorsable) business pathway. Students wanting to take scholarship and/or University of Canterbury Mathematics should choose MAX3C as a third semester of Mathematics.





Course Overview

Term 1
Algebra revision
Simultaneous Equations
Differentiation

Term 2
Differentiation

Learning Areas:

Mathematics - Pāngarau, NCEA Level 3



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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Pens (blue, black and red)
Ruler
1J5 5mm quad book (about three for the year)
Scientific calculator
A Graphics calculator is beneficial but not compulsory.
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.


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