Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Jenkin
Recommended Prior Learning14 credits in NCEA Level 2 Achievement Standards including Algebra 2.6 (91021) and Calculus 2.7 (91262) (preferably at Merit or Excellence level for both).
This course is designed for those students with a high level of Algebraic skills. It involves at least two internal Achievement Standards and 2 external Achievement standards, with the fifth standard being either another internal or external, depending on your pathway after Year 13.
It requires extended abstract thinking and the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically and logically to solve problems.
This course is a prerequisite for many University courses, particularly Engineering, Mathematics or many of the Sciences.
Term 1
The course starts with the two internals of Trigonometry (4 credits) and Simultaneous Equations (3 credits) in the first term.
Term 2
Term 2 will cover all of the Differentiation Achievement Standard (6 credits) and move on to begin Integration, which is another 6 credits.
Term 3
The first 4 weeks will complete Integration, and then there will be choice of another internal (Linear Programming  3 credits) or the last external (Algebra of Complex Numbers  5 credits) for those who require it for their University courses.
Term 4
This is completely spent revising for the external exams.
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Contributions and Equipment/StationeryCosts: Workbooks $35
Graphics calculator $100
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91574 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.2  Apply linear programming methods in solving problems  3 
I 
3 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91575 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.3  Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems  3 
I 
4 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91577 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.5  Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems  3 
E 
5 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91578 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.6  Apply differentiation methods in solving problems  3 
E 
6 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91579 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.7  Apply integration methods in solving problems  3 
E 
6 
* 
Y 

A.S. 91587 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.15  Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems  3 
I 
3 
* 
Y 

Total Credits 
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 27
* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Calculus is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component., Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Software Developer, Chemist, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Medical Physicist, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biotechnologist, Metal Worker, Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Technical Writer, Medical Imaging Technologist, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Geophysicist, Helicopter Pilot, Refrigeration/Airconditioning Technician, Navy Officer, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Saw Doctor, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Data Analyst, Fire Engineer
Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2022.