Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Bensemann
The course is based on Level 8 of the NZ Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum and includes Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus.
This course is more analytical and theoretical than Mathematics with Statistics, and is needed for Mathematics study at University.
A graphics calculator is essential for this course.
A Merit endorsement in Level 2 Mathematics is recommended for this course, with Merit grades in AS 2.6 and AS. 2.7.
AS 91577 (3.5) is an optional extra standard that can be done in this course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

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

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

A.S. 91587 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.15  Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems  3 
I 
3 
* 
Y 

Total Credits 
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.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Calculus is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component.