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SMC foundation diploma – mathematics with applications 115


Entry Recommendations: Students need to have consistently displayed Proficient skills at Level 5 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum or by teacher recommendation.

Course Outline: This course consolidates and extends the work undertaken in Year 9 and Year 10.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Gathering and processing information
  • Number and Measurement
  • Problem-solving, investigating and Modelling
  • Communication of mathematical ideas

This course will imbed the processes, knowledge and key-competencies of the new NZC.

Costs: Approximately $100 for a Casio graphics calculator (if not already owned)

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Mathematics (125)  or IB Mathematics IA Standard Level

Topics covered:

  • Numeric Reasoning
  • Measurement
  • Graphing
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Modelling using a Graphics Calculator


  1. Topic Tests – 20%
  2. Assignments – 20%
  3. Portfolio – 25%
  4. End-Of-Year Exam 35%
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