NCEA Level 3 Mathematics General

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Evans

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 14 credits from Level 2 Mathematics Achievement Standards.

This is an academic mathematics course that covers a range of topics including algebra, statistics and probability.


  • Time series;
  • Bivariate data;
  • Statistical inference;
  • Linear programming; and
  • Simultaneous equations.

This course is a University Entrance approved subject.

Field trips:  Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics, Level 3 Mathematics General and Level 3 Biology student can attend an optional 3 day trip to the NZ Marine Studies Centre in Dunedin.  This will provide an excellent opportunity for students to run a series of experiments and evaluate the statistical significance of their results.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

BYO device is required.

Pathway Tags

Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical co, data science, health, technology, education, industry, administrator, bank manager, accountant, commodity broker, corporate investment banker, financial advisor/manager, risk analyst, insurance, logistics and distribution manger, statistician, stockbroker, system analyst, tax inspector, transport planner


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.