ASHS Coursebook: 1MAT (Level 1 Mathematics with Trigonometry)

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Date:
31/01/2014
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What is this course about?

THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.  IT HAS BEEN INCORPORATED IN THE 1MAS COURSE.


What will I learn?

This course will provide you with the algebra and trigonometry skills you will use to describe and solve problems in the physical world. It will also help you develop your understanding of statistics and probability so that you can recognise and account for the variation which occurs in nature and in human activities. Apart from developing your skills you will learn to be creative and effective in your problem solving and exploration of new ideas by:

  • understanding and analysing situations so you can determine when there is a problem to be solved or a prediction to be made
  • understanding how mathematics and statistics work so you can choose and use the right tools at the right time
  • describing situations with models and evaluating them so that you can understand their limitations and improve them when possible.


What sorts of things will I do?

You will:

  • carry out experiments and activities which will either help you understand concepts better or provide you an opportunity to solve practical problems
  • use your graphical calculators and software such as Geogebra to investigate real world situations and understand how you can use mathematics to describe what you see
  • use Fathom software to investigate and compare variation in real life situations so that you can describe it and take it into account when making choices and decisions.


What standards can I enter?

The main part of this table summarises the standard course provided.  At the end are listed alternatives which students can select in consultation with their parents, maths teachers and tutor teachers.

Summary of standards:
NCEA Level: Standard Number: Name of standard: Version Number: Credits: Assessment: Assessment Dates:
1
91029
Apply linear algebra in solving problems
1
3
Internal
Term 1 Week 6
1
91028
Investigate relationships between tables, equations or graphs
1
4
External
NZQA
1
91035
Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle
1
4
Internal
Term 2 Week 5
1
91032
Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems
1
3
Internal
Term 2 Week 10
1
91027
Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
2
4
External
Term 3 Week 8
1
91038
Investigate a situation involving elements of chance
1
3
Internal
Term 4 Week 2



Total available credits: 22


Alternative to 91032
1
91031
Apply geometric reasoning in solving problems
2
4
External
NZQA

Please check the actual date of the assessment on the ASHS Assessment Calendar

Frequently asked questions:

What learning paths will this course prepare me for?

This course will prepare you to study further at level 2 in either 2MAC - Mathematics with Calculus or 2MAS - Mathematics with Statistics course if you wish to do so.


What calculator will I need?

Graphics calculators are required. The Casio FX9750GII is recommended.

This technology helps students investigate concepts and understand them better and once they have mastered their use speeds up their processing of information. Students using only a basic scientific calculator will be significantly disadvantaged since NZQA assumes that all students have access to graphics calculators.

Costs: Casio FX9750GII.  These are normally available for about $95 at the beginning of the year.


Are there any reassessments for internal standards?

Reassessment will be offered in term 4 after those doing externals go on study leave.  Reassessment will only be offered in 91029 and 91032.


What happens if I miss an internal assessment?

  • You must submit a "Missed Assessment" form and get it approved by the specialist subject leader.
  • Approval will only be given if the requirements of the missed assessment policy are met, it is practical for the assessment to be done at another time and that other time is before the final grades are returned to students.
  • If you do not sit an assessment you will automatically receive a "Not Achieved" grade as per NZQA rules.


Do I have to do all the standards in the course?

  • YES. You will be entered for all standards in the core course and are expected to give your best effort in all of them. The only exceptions will where an individual learning plan is approved by the specialist subject leader after consultation with your parents, tutor and student services.
  • This will only be approved where students have attempted the external topics and find them too difficult, in which case alternative internal standards may be included in their curriculum.
  • Students and parents must ensure that the individualised learning plan will still meet their academic goals for the year.