Year 12 Mathematics

MAT201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Dominikovich

MATHEMATICS 201
Who is this subject intended for:
Students who have completed Mathematics 101 successfully.

What you will learn in this subject:
Through this course students will continue to develop algebraic and graphical skills as well as encounter the new ideas of calculus (a topic essential for higher study in physical sciences or engineering). The course also covers aspects of statistics and probability. Assessment will be through Level 2 Achievement Standards including three externals in algebra, calculus and probability. There is flexibility in this course and some students may choose to take a fully internally assessed course.

Where this subject will lead:
This course is good preparation for studying mathematics at Level 3. It provides essential support knowledge for students wishing to study science or engineering

MATHEMATICS 202
Who is this subject intended for:
Students who have gained their Numeracy Credits in Level 1 mathematics course and wish to extend their mathematical knowledge.

What you will learn in this subject:
This course will provide an opportunity for students to attempt a less academic Mathematics course with more of an internal assessment focus. Included in the course is a Level 2 Budgeting standard. Students will still have the opportunity to sit the Level 2 Probability External

Where this subject will lead:
This course will help students become more confident in their use of mathematics in their own life and in the work place. It may prepare students for studying courses at polytechnic. However, students who wish to continue their study of Mathematics at school will need to take Maths 201 before studying the subject at Level 3.


Pathway

Year 13 Calculus, Year 13 Statistics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

MATHEMATICS 201
A graphics calculator (about $100). A selection of write on books (approx. $30). Drawing equipment.

MATHEMATICS 202
Students will need to have drawing equipment and a scientific or graphics calculator.
Some of the topics studied will be best supported through a write on work book costing about $6 each. Up to 6 books may be required.


Recommended Prior Learning MATHEMATICS 201 What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject: Students need to have a strong understanding of the Level 1 topics. They should have at least 14 credits from Level 1 Mathematics and most of these credits should be at the Merit (or better) level. Your teacher will be able to advise you. MATHEMATICS 202 What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject: To gain success in this course, students will have completed a level 1 course in Mathematics and gained at least 10 level 1 Mathematics credits. This could be either from the level 1 Achievement standards or by completing the Numeracy Unit Standards portfolio of work.