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SMC foundation diploma – mathematics with algebra 119


Entry Recommendations: Students need to have consistently displayed Advance 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 Algebra
  • Problem solving
  • Communication of mathematical ideas

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

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

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Mathematics 129 or IB Mathematics Standard Level.

Topics covered:

  • Algebra
  • Graphing
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics


  1. Topic Tests – 40%
  2. Assignments – 10%
  3. Homework – 10%
  4. End-Of-Year Exam – 40%
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