Level 1 Mathematics

Course Overview

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Mathematicians seek out patterns and use them to formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of abstraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity for as far back as written records exist. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry.

Mathematics is the subject that studies topics such as

  • quantity
  • structure
  • space
  • change

Not only is it essential in everyday life it is also an essential tool in many other fields including science, engineering, medicine, finance and social sciences.

Mathematics at Ao Tawhiti is not compulsory but because it is such a valuable tool in subjects like higher mathematics, statistics, science, chemistry, physics, economics, geography and technology we would recommend that students plan mathematics into their learning programme.

NUMERACY is a compulsory requirement of NZQA to gain any Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification.

Numeracy consists of 10 Level 1 credits in mathematics or other approved subject assessments.

This booklet contains an outline of the NCEA Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics classes on offer at Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery along with details of assessment opportunities and attendance requirements.


3 classes will be scheduled
All Achievement standards contribute to Numeracy.


This will be assessed predominantly by external achievement standards.
The topics will be taught in this order.

Term 1
AS 91037 Chance/data 4 credits
A 91035 Multivariate data 4 credits ( int. L1 Literacy )

Term 2
AS 91031 Geometry/Trig 4 credits
AS 91027 Algebra 4 credits ( ext )

Term 3
AS 91027 Algebra 4 credits MCAT assessment 15/9/2015
AS 91028 Graphs 4 credits

Term 4 Revision


These will be assessed predominantly by internal achievement standards.
The topic order may be subject to change except for Algebra.

Term 1
AS 91026 Number 4 credits
AS 91030 Measurement 3 credits

Term 2
AS 91035 Multivariate data 3 credits (L1 Literacy)
AS 91036 Bivariate data 3 credits (L1 Literacy)

Term 3
AS 91027 Algebra 4 credits ( ext ) MCAT 15/9/2015

Term 4 Catch-up

Courses offered per block.

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