# Mathematics & Statistics

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Our Mathematics learning area comprises a range of mathematical areas including numeracy, mathematical modelling, financial literacy, calculus and statistics.

Problem solving, logical thought processes, interpreting everyday life contexts, mathematical reasoning and the communication of mathematical ideas are skills we seek to develop in our students in all content areas.

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS PATHWAYS

Mathematical Modelling (L1 & L2 courses)

These general courses are designed to cover a range of skills from all strands of the Mathematics and Statistics curriculum and therefore have a balance of Mathematics standards and Statistics standards. These courses are available for NCEA levels 1 and 2 only. The Mathematical Modelling courses are designed for access to those with basic skills who can then grow their knowledge at a slower pace.

These subjects will give you the skills needed to use engage with the world effectively by building skills relating to Number, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics. Such skills are highly sought after in various employment fields where mathematical and statistical skills are valued.

### Mathematics & Statistics (L1, L2 & L3 courses)

These general courses are designed to cover a range of skills from all strands of the Mathematics and Statistics curriculum and therefore have a balance of Mathematics standards and Statistics standards. These courses are available for all NCEA levels and are compulsory at Level 1 before specialisation is available at Level 2. The general courses at Level 2 and Level 3 allow students who want to proceed with Mathematics and Statistics without the targeted focus to grow their knowledge in a more rounded way.

These subjects will give you the skills needed to use engage with the world effectively by building skills relating to Number, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics. Such skills are highly sought after in various employment fields where mathematical and statistical skills are valued.

### Calculus (L2 & L3 courses)

Specialisation in pure mathematics skills can occur from Level 2 onward. Students who recognise either an interest or career pathway in pure mathematics are able to choose this course to focus heavily on concepts relating to algebra, trigonometry and geometry with the notable introduction of calculus methods into the courses.

These subjects will give you the skills needed to understand rates of change or find areas related to complex functions and solve algebraic situations which include non-real numbers. Such skills are highly sought after in various employment fields where strong mathematical knowledge is required such as engineering and technology. The course knowledge will also allow students who are taking senior science classes, particularly physics, to better engage with the material and therefore understand the world around them.

### Statistics (L2 & L3 Courses)

Specialisation in Statistics skills can occur from Level 2 onward. Students who recognise either an interest or career pathway in Statistics are able to choose this course to focus heavily on concepts relating to data gathering, analysis and understanding how conclusions can and cannot be applied to the real world.

These subjects will give you the skills needed to use data effectively and to better understand how data is used and misused in the world around us. Such skills are highly sought after in various employment fields where data analysis is becoming more and more important. The course knowledge will also allow students to navigate the myriad claims made by the media to effectively form opinions and engage with pressing issues around the world.