# Year 10 Numeracy

#### Course Description

**Head of Faculty/Teacher in Charge: **
Mr C. Alino.

This is a half-year course focusing on the skills required for the compulsory Level 1 Numeracy Co-requisite exam. To gain Level 1 NCEA, students **must** gain this Co-requisite.

**Students will be placed into this class if we think they could benefit **from additional Numeracy support needed to pass this compulsory examination. Year 10 students at Level 4A and above on the E-asTTle Numeracy tests will sit this exam in 2025.

If placed into Numeracy, this subject will replace one of their chosen options.

#### Course Overview

**What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:**

In this course we aim to develop three Numeracy Process Ideas:

Learners formulate mathematical and/or statistical approaches to solving problems in a range of meaningful situations.

Learners use mathematics and statistics to meet the numeracy demands of a range of meaningful situations.

Learners explain the reasonableness of mathematical and statistical responses to situations.

These Numeracy Process ideas are developed while covering these seven strands of Mathematics:

1. Fluently and flexibly solve problems that require operations on numbers, understanding the relative size of those numbers, and making sense of the answer in context.

2. Recognise and work with mathematical relationships.

3. Understand and use the spatial properties and representations of objects.

4. Understand and use systems for location and navigation.

5. Use numbers and units to measure and express attributes of objects and events as quantities, with a degree of precision appropriate to the context.

6. Understand and reason with statistics and data.

7. Use probability to interpret situations that involve elements of chance.

#### Recommended Prior Learning

This course builds on the learning students should have from Primary school and Year 9. Students working at the higher end of Level 4 and lower end of Level 5 of the NZ Mathematics curriculum should be expected to pass the Numeracy Co-requisite exam.

### Pathway

This course is a half-year course focusing on the skills required for the Level 1 Numeracy co-requisite exam. To gain Level 1 NCEA students must gain this Co-requisite and, if students are ready, they will have the opportunity to sit the Numeracy co-requisite exam in Year 10.

#### Assessment Information

This assessment is an online exam offered twice through out the year.#### Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it. Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.

**Costs**

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2025, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.