Tawa College Tawa College

10 Mathematics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. MacEwan.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is recommended that students have completed Year 9 Mathematics


This course further develops the skills studied at Year 9. Students are taught by specialist Mathematics teachers and learners are introduced to new concepts and more challenging word problems. Much of the focus in this year’s work is Level 5 with support given to students who are currently working at Level 4 or 6 of the NZ Mathematics Curriculum.  Using a mix of both traditional and various online platforms, students will focus on key Mathematical skills in areas such as Number work, Geometry, Measurement, Data Handling, Algebra and Problem Solving. Students will be required to work both individually as well as collaboratively depending upon the task at hand. 

Year 10 students will also sit the NZQA Numeracy Corequisite Assessment, which is 10 credits. Numeracy is being competent, confident and able to judge in everyday contexts  how and when to use mathematics. Numeracy knowledge and skills are essential for mathematics in everyday family and financial matters, learning, work and community tasks, and social and leisure activities.  

Course Overview

Term 1
Measurement and Right Angled Triangles

Term 2

Term 3
Algebra, Number

Term 4
Statistics and Geometry

Learning Areas:



L1 Mathematics Compulsory