3STEM

3 Mathematics for a STEM Career (3MATS) *

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Darroch

If you are serious about mathematics and want to go to university, this is the course for you. These standards are all compulsory if you want to do Engineering at Canterbury University. We will prepare you to sit the external exams.

Recommended Prior Learning

You need to be able to rearrange formula and to have a good understanding of Algebra.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
Annual E-learning lesson & homework tool (IXL) to assist and reinforce lessons at a cost of $25.00.
Possible Field Trip opportunity to deepen and reinforce learning at an approximate cost of between $15 to $35 covering travel expenses and entry fee. * to be confirmed during the course depending on available exhibitions and events and added to statements as they occur.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.
Theory workbooks. Depending on the course and learner level, learners may be required to purchase a theory workbook to assist and reinforce lessons. Subject to course and level course books can be provided at a subsidised cost of approx. $10 to $35.
Those choosing to complete an External Exam are encouraged to purchase a revision course book for home via the school at a cost of $10.00.

See Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

Specific items required for this course additional to the senior stationery list include
1 x 14J5 Graph Pad Loose Leaf Refill 5mm Quad 40 Leaves
2 x 1J8 A4 Exercise Book 5mm Quad 36 Leaves
NuLake Mathematics IAS 3.3 Trigonometry Level 3 Year 13
NuLake Mathematics IAS 3.1 Conic Sections Level 3 Year 13
NuLake Mathematics EAS 3.5 Complex Numbers Level 3 Year 13
Sapna Sharma12:38 PM
NuLake Mathematics EAS 3.6 Differentiation Level 3 Year 13
NuLake Mathematics EAS 3.7 Integration Level 3 Year 13

Mathematics specific items included in general stationery list include
1 x Casio FX82AU Plus II 2 Scientific Calculator Black * Graphical Calculator an advantage
1 x Taurus Plastic Ruler 15cm Clear

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.

Pathway

Learners wanting to go to university for STEM related careers. Also strongly recommended for those considering a commerce degree, particularly in economics or finance.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91573 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.1 - Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91575 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91577 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91578 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91579 v2
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 24

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

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.

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