Mathematics 3

Achievement Standards offered in MAT3

What should I have already achieved?

A sound understanding of NCEA Level 2 equations, trigonometry, graphs, and/or probability with evidence from NCEA Level 2 Mathematics results or equivalent is highly recommended.

What will I learn?

This course includes:

Systems of Equations: Equations in three variables (x, y and z).  You will need to write equations from words, solve them, describe them graphically and explore what happens in different situations.

Linear Programming: Using two variables to write and graph inequations to find a maximum profit or minimum cost.  Exploring what will happen when the conditions change. DESMIS (a graphing tool) will be used for this standard.

Critical Paths: Using and drawing network diagrams to determine the shortest path and further investigating the critical path from the network. 

Bivariate Data: For a set of data, two variables will be graphed and analysed to discover relationships and make predictions.  A graphing tool called NZGrapher will be used for this topic.

Probability Concepts: Developing an understanding of probability and risk at Level 3 of this standard.  Probability trees, Venn Diagrams, Two way Tables and whether events are independent or not are some of the topics covered. 

How will this course be assessed?

16 credits are available in this course. Students are expected to attempt all the standards offered in this course in order to achieve a minimum of 14 credits including the external to enable students to achieve the course with endorsement. For late or missed assessments, please see our NCEA policy.

Some students who are struggling with this course may be entered into an individualised program, withdrawn from the external and given the opportunity to work at a slower pace.

Note: Access to an electronic device with spreadsheet capability is vital in Term 1- 3.  In addition, a graphics calculator is a big advantage.

NO FAO will be offered for any standard in this course.