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Mathematics

December 2, 2021

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The mathematics program is designed to provide pre-requisite knowledge, skills, and critical-thinking skills for specific post-secondary programs or direct entry into the workforce.

  • Grade 9 Mathematics: This is a required foundation course for all Grade 9 students.
  • Essential Mathematics: This program is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills for entry into the majority of trades, and for direct entry into the workforce.
  • Applied Mathematics: This program is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies that do not require the study of theoretical calculus.
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics: This program is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary studies that require theoretical calculus.
  • Enriched programming: The Enriched Mathematics program focuses on exploring mathematical concepts at a more in-depth and challenging level through enrichment activities.
  • In selecting mathematics courses, students should select based on the requirements for admission to their desired post-secondary program. Programs may have specific grade entrance requirements. See your guidance counsellor for additional information.

COURSES

MATHEMATICS 10F | MATR1F – 1 Credit

Math 10F is a compulsory course for all Grade 9 students. A main goal of the course is to enable students to reason and communicate mathematically with confidence. It includes such topics as Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Polynomials, Spatial Geometry/Transformations, Linear Relations, Powers and Exponents, and Trigonometry. (A scientific calculator is required.)

ESSENTIALS MATHEMATICS 20S | ESMR2S – 1 Credit

Essential Mathematics 20S involves applications to practical problems from business and consumer mathematics. This course is intended for students whose post-secondary studies do not require math as a pre-requisite. The topics include: Analysis of Games and Numbers, Personal Finance, Measurement, 2-D Geometry, Trigonometry, Consumer Decisions, Transformations and Angle Construction. (A scientific calculator is required)

INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED AND PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS 20S | IAPR2S – 1 Credit

Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Mathematics is the prerequisite for Applied 30S and Pre-Calculus 30S. This course is intended for students who are considering post-secondary studies that require math as a pre-requisite. It emphasizes independent thinking and the development of strong problem solving and analysis skills. Topics include rational and irrational numbers, powers of integers, linear measurements, proportional reasoning, linear relations and functional notation. (A scientific calculator is required.)
The pre-requisite for this course is a minimum of 75% in their grade 9 course
.

FULL YEAR INTRO TO APPLIED AND PRE-CALCULUS MATH | IAPR2S – 1 Credit

This course is for those students who recognize that they will be more successful with an extended time line to complete course material. Students will cover all course material with extra class time to work on examples and complete assignments. (A scientific calculator is required.)
The pre-requisite for this course is a minimum of 75% in their grade 9 course.

ESSENTIAL MATHEMATICS 30S | ESMR3S – 1 Credit

Essential Math 30S involves applications to practical problems from business and consumer mathematics. The topics include: Analysis of Games and Numbers, Interest and Credit, 3-D Geometry, Statistics, Managing Money, Relations and Patterns, Trigonometry, and Design Modeling. Successful completion of a Grade 10 Mathematics course is a pre-requisite for the Grade 11 Essentials mathematics course. (A scientific calculator is required.)

APPLIED MATHEMATICS 30S | APMR3S – 1 Credit

Applied Math 30S places emphasis on critical thinking and analysis of data using technology. The topics include: Measurement, Geometry/Trigonometry, Logical Reasoning, Statistics, Relations and Functions, Mathematics Research Project. Successful completion of Grade 10 Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.  (A TI-83/84 graphing calculator is required.)

PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS 30S | PCMR3S – 1 Credit

Pre-Calculus Math 30S places emphasis on theoretical problem solving and independent thinking. The topics include: Algebra and Number Sense, Trigonometry, Relations and Functions.  The pre-requisite for this course is a minimum of 70% in IAPR2S. (A scientific calculator is required.)

ESSENTIALS MATHEMATICS 40S | ESMR4S – 1 Credit

Essential Math 40S involves applications to practical problems from business and consumer mathematics. The topics include: Analysis of Games and Numbers, Vehicle Finance, Statistics, Precision Measurement, Career Life, Home Finance, Geometry and Trigonometry, Business Finance, Probability. Successful completion of a Grade 11 Mathematics course is a pre-requisite for the Essential Mathematics course.  (A scientific calculator is required.)

APPLIED MATHEMATICS 40S | APMR4S - 1 Credit

Applied Math 40S places emphasis on critical thinking and analysis of data using technology. The topics include: Financial Mathematics (Investing, Borrowing), Logical Reasoning, Probability, Relations and Functions, Design and Measurement, Mathematics Research Project. Successful completion of Grade 11 Applied or Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Mathematics is strongly recommended as a pre-requisite.  (A TI-83/84 graphing calculator is required.)

PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS 40S | PCMR4S – 1 Credit

Pre-Calculus Math 40S places emphasis on theoretical problem solving and independent thinking. The topics include: Trigonometry, Permutations, Combinations and Binomial Theorem, Relations and Functions. The pre-requisite for this course is a minimum of 70% in PCMR3S.  (A scientific calculator is required.)

INTRO TO CALCULUS MATHEMATICS 40S | CALR4S – .5 Credit

This course is designed as an introduction to the topics taught in the first level University Calculus course. The topics include: Limits; Derivatives, Applications of Derivatives, and Definite Integrals. Students must have completed PCMR4S Pre-Calculus as a pre-requisite for this course. A scientific calculator is required.


ENRICHED & Advanced Placement Math COURSES

ENRICHED INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED/PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS 20S | IAPE2S – 1 Credit

This course is the recommended choice for strong Mathematics students and leads to Advanced Placement Calculus in the grade 12 year.  The course is taught at an accelerated pace and has a high content of challenging and enriching material.
The pre-requisite for this course is a minimum of 90% in their grade 9 course
. (A scientific calculator is required.)

ENRICHED PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS 30S | PCME3S - 1 Credit

Enriched Grade 11 Pre-Calculus is an excellent choice for strong students and is taught at an accelerated pace with a high content of challenging and enriching material. The pre-requisite for this course is a minimum of 85% in IAPE2S or 90% in IAPR2S. Students must register for both the Gr.11 Enriched class in semester one, and in the Gr. 12 Enriched class semester two. Those students considering Advanced Placement Calculus can register for this course during their Grade 12 year. (A scientific calculator is required.)

ENRICHED PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS 40S | PCME4S - 1 Credit

 Students in this course must also be registered in the semester one Enriched Pre-Calculus 30S course.  Students will be challenged and accelerated in the Grade 12 Pre-Calculus program as they prepare to enter into the Advanced Placement Calculus course in their grade 12 year.
The pre-requisite for this course is a minimum of 85% in the previous enriched course to continue in the enriched program.
(A scientific calculator is required.)

ADVANCED MATHEMATICS – ADVANCED PLACEMENT MATHEMATICS (AP) | CAAP4S – 1 Credit

AP Calculus provides an opportunity to pursue college-level studies in high school and a first year university credit (based on receiving a 4 or 5 out of 5 on the AP Exam). The course covers differential and integral calculus topics. It is highly recommended that students will have completed the Enriched Pre-Calculus courses in their grade 11 year. The course runs for one and one-half semesters.  (September to May). (A TI-83/84 graphing calculator is required for this course.)


Computer Science Courses

COMPUTER SCIENCE 20S | COSR2S – 1 Credit

In this course students learn all the basics of programming using the Visual Basic language.  Students are introduced to basic game design and how to use the basics of the language to make fun and interactive video games.  Students will also create a video game from the design to programming stage as their term project.

COMPUTER SCIENCE 30S | COSR3S – 1 Credit

In this course students continue working with the Visual Basic language and are introduced to the Java programming language.  They learn to work in groups to create more complex programs such as retro video games like Pac man, Pong, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. In this course, students are exposed to beginner app design concepts which they will explore in more detail in grade 12.

COMPUTER SCIENCE 40S | COSR4S – 1 Credit

In this course, students begin using their programming knowledge to make fully functional web sites and apps.  Students will continue with Java and Visual Basic to create video games that are comparable to the ones on the market. This course is designed for students interested in continuing their studies in computer science at the university level.

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