Mathematics Dept.

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How do I gain a Mathletics certificate?

A certificate is awarded to a student once they have earned 1000 points in a single week. Only one certificate is awarded each week, to help encourage sustained study by the student. Points are awarded across Mathletics in a number of ways…

  • 1 point per correct answer in Live Mathletics
  • 2 points per correct answer within the student’s bonus level of Live Mathletics
  • 10 points per correct answer within individual Mathletics curriculum activities*
  • 20 points per correct answer within a curriculum Topic Test*

Taken from the New Zealand Curriculum NZ Curriculum OnLine :

What is mathematics and statistics about?

Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space, and time. Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data.

These two disciplines equip students with effective means for investigating, interpreting, explaining, and making sense of the world in which they live.

The National Curriculum has been adapted to help our students understand the world around them and to prepare them NCEA. The achievement objectives are presented in three strands.

Number and algebra – Number involves calculating and estimating, using appropriate mental calculation methods. It also involves knowing when it is appropriate to use estimation and knowing whether results are reasonable. Algebra involves generalising and representing the patterns and relationships found in numbers, shapes, and measures.

Geometry and measurement – Geometry involves recognising and using the properties and symmetries of shapes and describing position and movement. Measurement involves quantifying the attributes of objects, using appropriate units and instruments. It also involves predicting and calculating rates of change.

Statistics involves identifying problems that can be explored by the use of appropriate data, designing investigations, collecting data, exploring and using patterns and relationships in data, solving problems, and communicating findings. Statistics also involves interpreting statistical information, evaluating data-based arguments, and dealing with uncertainty and variation.

How to study - some video and web links to help you study better

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