Old Exam papers
The exam papers for the most recent years can be found at: NZQA
There are worksheets and practice tests for the MCAT paper on the separate Algebra Page
. There are also a number of videos on the Video Page
which cover most of the topic, except for a few items at Excellence.
There Linear Algebra topic is an internal, with material on the Internals Page
The basic rules and terminology required for Year 11 geometry, in a format for making into paper flash cards.
On-line flash card practice on rules
made using GoConqr
Some practice pages, with the Merit ones focusing on circle geometry. Note that the quality of reasons given will determine your grade: these worksheets give examples of the correct sort of reasons, but often there is more than one correct set of steps.
Notes on the skills required for Level 1 trigonometry.
Most of these skills are covered by videos on the video page
Some practice pages for Trigonometry.
The Extension pages are relatively straight forward in terms of the trigonometry, but include simple bearings and most require the ability to draw the right angle triangles of the situation. (Normally you will be given a drawing of the situation, but it helps to practice without one as well.)
Tables, Equations and Graphs
The Head Marker noted in 2012 regarding this exam:
At all levels of achievement, there were frequent instances of candidates not using and not understanding terminology and conventions associated with the content of this standard.
• the coordinates of points are expressed as (x, y);
• equations have at least one term on either side of an "=" sign
• vocabulary: gradient, intercept, intersection, continuous, discrete, parallel, consecutive, horizontal,
vertical, straight, curve, translate.
How to write rules (equations) for patterns of all types.
Some practice pages specifically on patterns and tables – Achieved, Merit and Excellence level.
How to draw graphs, write equations for graphs, and answer a few graphing problems in contexts.
Practice pages concentrating on graphing and writing equations on grids.
Practice pages for problems in contexts, as almost all questions will be. In general each problem has an Achieved, a Merit and an Excellence portion.
Worksheets for the Linear Algebra (Internal) standard. However, all the skills of that unit are relevant to Achieved and Merit in the external unit.
Graphs Excel Spreadsheet
This randomises most of the graphs and patterns topic, including some questions in contexts.
Practice grid paper 2 grids
or 4 grids
if you want to practice drawing lines or parabolas.
Chance and Data
The Head Marker Report in 2012 included the statements regarding this exam:
The questions were, in many cases, open-ended.
A candidate's answer to a question may be used to award any grade, but this depends on the quality (not quantity!) of their answer.
Candidates need familiarity with a range of graphs and statistics and need to be able to relate them to the context in hand.
Candidates need to have experience in, and an understanding of, a variety of statistical investigations to successfully attempt this standard.
Bivariate Analysis Notes
This is a four page revision of the basics of analysing scatter plots of bivariate data. It is very likely you will be asked about a scatter plot in the exam.
Brief notes on what to discuss in dot plot and box and whisker plot questions.
Practice sheets for the "Data" part of "Chance and Data", covering all the main graph types and questions relating to them.
Note that the questions may be "open ended", which means that a graph and/or data is given, and students have to write about it noting any features and issues. You cannot assume you will get a standard questions with only one correct answer.
Covers the scope of the "Chance" portion of this unit. Most questions require an understanding of concepts such as randomness and variation. Technically difficult problems are not common until Year 12.