# Mathematics and Statistics

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Strands

Number and Algebra

Geometry and Measurement

Statistics

Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space, and time. Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data. These two disciplines are related but different ways of thinking and of solving problems. Both equip students with effective means for investigating, interpreting, explaining, and making sense of the world in which they live.

Mathematicians and statisticians use symbols, graphs, and diagrams to help them find and communicate patterns and relationships, and they create models to represent both real-life and hypothetical situations. These situations are drawn from a wide range of social, cultural, scientific, technological, health, environmental, and economic contexts.

**Your Mathematics Journey at Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery**

We encourage you to develop your mathematical thinking following your passions and interests, talk to a Learning Advisor about how you might do this for your projects.

In the Year 10-13 at Ao Tawhiti we offer a range of courses to suit all needs. We believe everybody needs a basic understanding of mathematics so that they can get by in the world and understand stuff like taxes, discounts, interest rates, nutritional content, measurement, cost per unit, probabilities etc. You should make sure you have enough mathematics understanding to get by financially without being ripped off! Make sure you have been exposed to all areas of mathematics and achieve UE numeracy as a minimum.

At Foundation level we offer several courses. They cover Number, Measurement, Algebra, Graphs, Statistics, Probability and Geometry. You may switch between them but we recommend you do one course in each subject.

At Level One we have three courses.

- Externals - for students who intend to go further with Mathematics or the Sciences.
- Internals - for students who do not intend to pursue the Sciences.
- Numeracy - for students who have great difficulty with Mathematics.

At Level Two we have two courses.

- Externals - for students who intend to go further with Mathematics or the Sciences. This course gives a good foundation for Calculus or Statistics.
- Internals - for students who do not intend to pursue the Sciences.

At Level Three we have two courses.

- Calculus. Essential course for students wanting to do any Sciences at University level.
- Statistics. Essential course for students wanting to do Commerce at University level.