Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Truesdale
The course continues the development of the main stream of mathematics with particular emphasis on Calculus. Content also includes Algebra, Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry. Opportunities are sought to reinforce basic techniques and to provide practice in problem solving and applications.
If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.
Future Possibilities
This course is intended for students with a major interest in the continued study of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Economics and Engineering. A reasonable grade in this course may help to ensure entry to a restricted university paper.
Students will require a graphics calculator ($20.00 per year – hired – numbers limited)
Recommended number of credits gained in Level 2 Mathematics: 10 Level 2 Achievement Standard credits
Recommended standards already Achieved at Merit level or better, two of:
91257 (2.2)  Apply graphical methods in solving problems
91261 (2.6)  Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
91262 (2.7)  Apply calculus methods in solving problems
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

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

A.S. 91578 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.6  Apply differentiation methods in solving problems  3 
E 
6 
* 
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. 91575 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.3  Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems  3 
I 
4 
* 
Y 

Total Credits 
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21
* 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: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.