13CAL

13 Calculus

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr S. Spencer

The study of calculus helps the development of analytical and problem solving skills and provides an enjoyable, intellectual challenge. In this course Differentiation and Integration started in Year 12 are further extended to solve real life problems and simulated situations. The algebra of irrational numbers, complex numbers and trigonometry is also studied.


Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Graphics Calculator about $120

Recommended Prior Learning

Sound achievement in Level 2 Mathematics. Merit in Algebra and Calculus is recommended.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 21

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

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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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.

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