Level 3 Calculus - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Jenkin

If you are intending for this to be a University approved subject, you must take both Semester A and B of this course.
This course is designed for those students with a high level of Algebraic skills. It involves 2 or 3 external Achievement Standards.
It requires extended abstract thinking and the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically and logically to solve problems. Note: students will not be doing all the credits, there will be some choice.
This course is a prerequisite for many University courses, particularly Engineering.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Costs: Workbooks $14.
Graphics calculator $92.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 3 Calculus - Semester A.
14 credits in NCEA Level 2 Achievement Standards including Algebra 2.6 (91021) and Calculus 2.7 (91262) (preferably at Merit or Excellence level for both).

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91578 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
A.S. 91579 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 12

* 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: 12 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

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.


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