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4. General Mathematics 2 unit (15230)

 2 unit General Mathematics 2003 Candidature - 30013
 Band 6  (2.57%) Uses a wide variety of problem-solving strategies to solve mathematical problems. Successfully applies mathematical skills and processes across a wide range of topic areas. Communicates mathematical ideas and reasoning clearly and effectively, using symbols, numbers, words, diagrams and graphs. Analyses representations of data and makes predictions, inferences and conclusions. Constructs and uses diagrams to solve mathematical problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Makes and justifies informed decisions about financial situations based on appropriate models. Carries out statistical processes to analyse, interpret and compare data. Solves problems involving uncertainty using the basic principles of probability.
 Band 5  (13.74%) Uses a variety of problem-solving strategies to solve mathematical problems. Uses mathematical skills and processes accurately and can apply these in different contexts. Communicates mathematical ideas and reasoning, using symbols, numbers, words, diagrams and graphs. Analyses data in symbolic, graphical or tabular forms and makes predictions, inferences and conclusions. Constructs and uses diagrams to solve mathematical problems in familiar contexts. Makes informed decisions about financial situations based on mathematical models. Carries out statistical processes to analyse and compare data. Solves familiar problems involving uncertainty using the basic principles of probability.
 Band 4  (26.31%) Uses some problem-solving strategies to solve familiar mathematical problems. Uses mathematical skills and processes accurately in familiar contexts. Communicates mathematics, using symbols, numbers, words, diagrams and graphs. Uses information in graphs,Çtables or symbols to make predictions, inferences and conclusions. Draws diagrams and graphs to solve familiar mathematical problems. Performs calculations in financial mathematics such as substituting into appropriate formulae. Calculates summary statistics, such as mean and standard deviation. Performs probability calculations to solve familiar problems.
 Band 3  (29.14%) Uses mathematical skills and processes to solve familiar problems. Communicates mathematical results, using numbers, words, diagrams and graphs. Uses given diagrams, tables and graphs to make some predictions, inferences and conclusions. Draws simple diagrams when given clear instructions to help solve familiar mathematical problems. Performs basic calculations in financial mathematics. Calculates basic summary statistics, such as mode and range. Performs simple probability calculations to solve familiar problems.
 Band 2  (17.36%) Uses basic mathematical skills and processes to solve simple familiar problems with limited accuracy. Communicates mathematical results, using numbers, words, simple diagrams and graphs. Uses given diagrams, tables and graphs to help solve some simple mathematical problems. Performs some basic calculations in financial mathematics with limited accuracy. Recognises the language of probability.
 Band 1  (10.37%) A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.