Mathematics is a universal language with symbols and systems that describe the order and consistency of the universe which God has created and sustains. The predictable and repetitive nature of mathematics and the logical solutions to problems reminds us that God is consistent and that He is faithfully holding all things together. "Your faithfulness continues through all generations: you established the earth, and it endures." Psalm 119v90 (NIV)
Aims in Teaching Mathematics
Relate the orderly, precise and infinite nature of mathematics to the unchanging, enduring character of the Creator God of the universe, as well as to:
 Develop in students the skills, concepts, understandings and attitudes which will enable them to cope confidently with the mathematics of everyday life
 Help students to develop a variety of approaches to solving problems involving mathematics and to develop the ability to think and reason logically
 Help students to achieve the mathematical and statistical literacy needed in a society which is technologically oriented and information rich;
 Provide a foundation for those students who may continue studies in mathematics or other learning areas where mathematical concepts are central
Mathematics and Statistics at Hebron
Mathematics and Statistics courses are offered at all year levels and provide students with opportunities to think flexibly, creatively, critically, strategically, and logically and aim to give students opportunities to build on their understanding and use of mathematical skills and concepts in everyday contexts. The study of mathematics is compulsory for students in years 9 to 12 and is optional in year 13, with Calculus and Statistics offered. Course content is based on the New Zealand Curriculum and students are entered for NCEA Levels 13 qualifications.
Year 9
Here begins a fascinating and challenging journey of high school mathematics. Learning mathematics is a wonderful process in which students get to relate to many practical experiences within the class room environment as well as outside. A thorough understanding of the subject will equip the students for the future.
TOPICS COVERED
Term 1

Number and Algebra

Term 2

Geometry, Statistics and Probability

Term 3

Measurement

Term 4

Geometry

Year 10
This is the second year of studying Mathematics at High school. Concepts and exercises have been graded in terms of difficulty, beginning with easy problems and moving towards more challenging ones. Students encounter several topics for the first time, for example, Pythagoras' Theorem, Trigonometry and Probability. Students need a scientific calculator at this level to do more complex calculations.
TOPICS COVERED
Term 1

Number and Algebra
Students learn number strategies and number knowledge by solving problems using multiplicative and simple proportional strategies. For algebra, students solve problems involving linear and quadratic relationships, using equations and expressions with unknown values.
Patterns and Relationships

Term 2

Algebra and Measurement

Term 3


Term 4


Year 11
Mathematics and Statistics at Level 1 (11MAT) is a compulsory course that builds on students' mathematical and statistical knowledge, enabling them to succeed in the L2 NCEA Mathematics course the following year. Standards for this course will be selected from the following L1 NCEA Achievement Standards and are at the discretion of the TiC. It is recommended that a Level 1 course has 1820 credits available. Standards that contribute to Literacy and Numeracy are indicated by (L) = Literacy and (N) = Numeracy:
Year 12
This is a very exciting point in mathematics education, because suddenly the techniques have real relevance to life problems.
Standards for this course will be selected from the following L2 NCEA Achievement Standards and are at the discretion of the TiC. It is recommended that a Level 2 course has 1820 credits available. Standards that contribute to Literacy and Numeracy are indicated by (L) = Literacy and (N) = Numeracy:
Year 13
Calculus (13MAC)
Calculus in year 13 explores our Lord's complexity, ranging from delightful topics like Optimization, to demanding topics like Integration. The rigor of Calculus instills exhaustive thinking, not overlooking any outlying possibility in any complicated problematic life situation. That is to say, Calculus graduates gain a very focused mind with very convergent thinking. Engineering, Medicine, and other University Faculties look for Calculus credits for eligibility to enrol.
Standards for this course will be selected from the following L3 NCEA Achievement Standards and are at the discretion of the TiC. It is recommended that a Level 3 course has 1820 credits available. Standards that contribute to Numeracy are indicated by (N) = Numeracy.
Statistics is a younger mathematics discipline, confirming that there will always be more of God's treasures to uncover. The aims of this course are to explore modelling and problem solving situations, probability procedures based on Normal, Binomial, Poisson, Triangular, and Uniform distributions, and the wide range of applications of statistical investigations. Many areas of business and medical practice use statistical analysis for longterm planning and for safer decisions in clinical situations.