# Mathematics

**Years 9 and 10**

The Mathematics Programme utilises the Achievement Objectives set at Levels 3 to 5 of *The New Zealand Curriculum*, building on work already achieved at intermediate school level. Running through the course are the key competencies: thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing.

Testing is done in Years 9 and 10 to identify what curriculum levels students are at, and then used to develop programmes that address learning gaps in each class.

The course develops students' Number, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability skills.

Students will be encouraged to develop their numeracy skills by being introduced to, and engaging with a range of mathematical problems. Students will have opportunities to develop their thinking skills; understanding of language, symbols and texts; self management; ability to relate to others and participate and contribute with the issue affecting the world around them.

**Senior Mathematics and Statistics (NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3)**

A range of courses are available at the senior level catering for differing interests and ability levels.

Mathematics is compulsory at Year 11, as 10 Numeracy Credits are required to reach Level 1 NCEA. We offer both an external and an internal course.

Most students will also do Mathematics in Year 12, as it is a requirement for most tertiary courses, and its concepts and skills are fundamental to many science courses. Again St John's offers both external and internal courses.

In Year 13 we offer two Mathematics courses - Statistics and Calculus. Both require prerequisites from the Year 11 and 12 external Maths courses.

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