## Department of Mathematics

# Foundation and Preparatory Courses

Students who wish to start a degree but who do not meet the prerequisites may want to read about our pre-degree courses.

## Superstart

From 2017 Superstart will no longer be offered.

The department and others continue to provide support for those who feel they need extra help with mathematics at university level. MATHS 102 is the first mathematics course for students who have achieved fewer than 13 credits in Mathematics at NCEA Level 3, or equivalent. It has been designed to facilitate the transition from school mathematics to university studies.

For other types of support available, please see our Maths Help page.

If you are interested in discussing your options, please contact one of our Undergraduate Advisors.

## MATHS 91F: Foundation Mathematics 1

This programme aims to promote an understanding of number skills, including an introduction to algebra. Students will learn how to use simple technology and develop their problem solving abilities. This first mathematics course is for students enrolled in the Tertiary Foundation Certificate.

### Restrictions

MATHS 91W

**Availability**: S1 C

**Points**: 15

**For advice**: Phil Kane

## MATHS 92F: Foundation Mathematics 2

This programme aims to use the skills learnt in MATHS 91F: Foundation Mathematics 1 to develop an understanding of functions in their tabular, algebraic and graphical representations. Good grades in this course prepares students for MATHS 102: Functioning in Mathematics. This second mathematics course is for students enrolled in the Tertiary Foundation Certificate.

### Restrictions

MATHS 92W

**Availability**: S2 C

**Points**: 15

**For Advice**: Phil Kane

## MATHS 93F: Foundation Mathematics 3

This programme aims to promote an understanding of numerical and algebraic skills at a deeper level than MATHS 91F: Foundation Mathematics 1. Students will learn how to use simple technology and develop their problem solving abilities. This first extension mathematics course is for students enrolled in the Tertiary Foundation Certificate who intend to pursue a Science or Social Sciences academic pathway.

### Restrictions

MATHS 93P

**Availability**: S1 C

**Points**: 15

**For Advice**: Rachel Passmore

## MATHS 94F: Foundation Mathematics 4

This programme aims to use the skills learnt in MATHS 93F: Foundation Mathematics 3 to develop an understanding of trigonometry, linear and non-linear graphs and statistics or calculus. This course prepares students for success in either MATHS 101: Mathematics in Society, MATHS 102: Functioning in Mathematics, MATHS 108: General Mathematics 1 or STATS 101: Introduction to Statistics. This second mathematics course is for students enrolled in the Tertiary Foundation Certificate who intend to pursue a Science or Social Sciences academic pathway.

**Availability**: S2 C

**Points**: 15

**For advice**: Rachel Passmore

## MATHS 153: Mathematics Acceleration and Extension for High School Students

MAX (MATHS 153) is designed for students concurrently at high school who enjoy academic challenge and who have shown themselves to be very capable at high school mathematics. This course is part of The University of Auckland Young Scholars Programme. **Read more.**