Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 3 Mathematics With Calculus 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. MacEwan.

Recommended Prior Learning

Compulsory: Merit in 2.6, 2.7 and 17 credits from Level 2 Mathematics

Corequisite: MAS301

It is recommended that students take MATE311/301 unless they are taking MAS301 as well

Students who do not meet these criteria may be placed in this subject by HOD discretion.

Calculus 301 
This course aims to consolidate and extend students’ mathematical skills, as well as further develop logical thinking and problem solving techniques. This course has a strong Algebra base and students will need to be competent in manipulation skills to do this course. This course is designed around the Level 3 Achievement Standards and Level 8 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. It is intended that students will only take MAC301 if also taking MAS301.

UE Approved Subject

Course Overview

Term 1
3.15 Simultaneous Equations
3.6 Differentiation

Term 2
3.5 Algebra with complex numbers (self study)
3.1 Conic sections (Self study)

Term 3
3.4 Critical Path Analysis
3.3 Trigonometry
3.7 Integration

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a recommended set of workbooks for purchase through the school. The cost of these will be advised at the beginning of the year.