NCEA Level 3 Calculus
Level 3
Number of Credits: 21

Entry Recommendations: 17 Mathematics credits including Achievement Standards 91261 Algebra and 91262 Calculus, both with Merit, and an Achieved grade in 91256 Co-ordinate Geometry, 91257 Graphing, 91259 Trigonometry and 91267 Probability, or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course develops an understanding of the calculus, algebraic and trigonometric concepts introduced at Level 2.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Exploring functions: polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric
  • Differentiating functions
  • Integrating functions
  • Manipulating complex numbers
  • Solving equations
  • Using trigonometric modelling
  • Proving trigonometric identities

Costs: Approximately $25 for workbook, $100 for a Casio graphics calculator and $25 for an online tutor software subscription.

Assessment

AS 91575
Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
4 Credits
Numeracy
Test
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 2
AS 91577
Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
5 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - prelims
AS 915708
Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
6 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - prelims
AS 91579
Apply integration methods in solving problems
6 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
Level 3 Calculus