NCEA L1 Mathematics - general

MAT1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Thornley

Recommended Prior Learning

Students require Curriculum Level 5P in Number and Measurement for entry to this course.

In order to achieve success at NCEA L1 (curriculum level 6) students need to be present for more than 85% of classes, actively engaged during every lesson and complete between one and two hours of independent study every week. Students aiming for Merit or Excellence may have to do more work outside of class.


This NCEA L1 (curriculum level 6) general Mathematics course is designed to give students a broad base in general Mathematics. Continues to Mathematics at NCEA L2 and L3 and is an approved UE subject. The course covers;

Numeric reasoning (internal 4 credits, one-period in-class assessment).

Apply numeric reasoning involves: selecting and using a range of methods in solving problems, demonstrating knowledge of number concepts and terms and communicating solutions that would usually require only one or two steps.

Linear algebra (internal 3 credits, one-period in-class assessment).

Apply linear algebra involves: selecting and using a range of methods in solving problems, demonstrating knowledge of algebraic concepts and terms and communicating solutions that would usually require only one or two steps.

Right-angle triangles (internal 3 credits, two-period in-class assessment).

Apply right-angled triangles involves: selecting and using a range of methods in solving measurement problems, demonstrating knowledge of measurement, geometric concepts and terms and communicating solutions that would usually require only one or two steps.

Bivariate data analysis (internal 3 credits, one-week take-home assignment).

Investigating bivariate data involves: determining appropriate variables and measures - considering sources of variation - gathering and cleaning data - using multiple displays, re-categorising data to find patterns and relationships, in multivariate data sets and presenting a report of findings.

Measurement (internal 3 credits, one-period in-class assessment).

Apply measurement involves: selecting and using a range of methods in solving problems, demonstrating knowledge of measurement concepts and terms and communicating solutions that would usually require only one or two steps.

Geometric Reasoning (external 4 credits, DGE beginning term 4, exam November).

Apply geometric reasoning involves: selecting and using methods in solving problems, demonstrating knowledge of geometrical concepts and terms and communicating solutions which would usually require only one or two steps.


Course Overview

Term 1
Number
Linear Algebra

Term 2
Right-angle triangles
Bivariate data analysis

Term 3
Measurement
Geometric reasoning

Term 4
Geometric reasoning
Revision

Learning Areas:

Mathematics - Pāngarau, NCEA Level 1, NCEA Numeracy Requirement



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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Pens (blue, black and red),
Ruler,
1J5 5mm quad book (three or four for the year),
Scientific calculator.
A laptop for parts of the course, MBC can provide a day loan if necessary.
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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