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Achievement objective NA6-8

In a range of meaningful contexts, students will be engaged in thinking mathematically and statistically. They will solve problems and model situations that require them to:

  • relate rate of change to the gradient of a graph.


  • Interprets rates of change from contextual graphs and creates contextual graphs from descriptions:
    • for example, distance-time graphs, filling a bath, rollercoaster ride, growth of organisms, compound interest.
  • Makes links with powers NA6-2, compounding rates NA6-3, and graphing NA6-7.
  • See key mathematical ideas on NZmaths.


NA6-8 links to M7-9.

Possible context elaborations

Assessment for qualifications

NCEA achievement standards at level 1, 2 and 3 have been aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum. Please ensure that you are using the correct version of the standards by going to the NZQA website.

The following achievement standard(s) could assess learning outcomes from this AO.

Last updated September 17, 2018