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Alberta’s math program encourages students to develop mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills and make connections between mathematics and its applications. Our program also builds students’ confidence in their mathematical skills and appreciation of the subject.

New Course: Math Advantage (math 10C with math prep 15).  This is a new 10 credit full year math courses that combines a math 10 preparation course in the first semester with math 10C in the second semester.


For further information on choosing the appropriate stream go to: 

http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/math/sequence.aspx 

For further information regarding the prerequisites for post-secondary programs go to: 

http://alis.alberta.ca/ec/ep/aas/ta/mathreq.html or look up Post-secondary admission requirements using myblueprint.ca/epsb

Calculators 

The diploma exams in Principles of Math 12 (30-2)  and Pre-Calculus Math 12 (30-1) require students to have a graphing calculator. We recommend that students have a graphing calculator in Math 10C so that they have the opportunity to become proficient in its use. 

Graphing calculators must be on Alberta Education’s approved list. Check their website or with your teacher for recommendations. 

https://education.alberta.ca/media/1089192/06-dip-gib-2015-16-using-calculators.pdf

Mathematics 10C

5 Credits 

Recommendation to have 65% or higher in grade 9 math.

This course is the starting point for both the “-1” and the “-2” course sequences. Each topic area requires that the students develop a conceptual knowledge base and skill set that will be useful in both subsequent course sequences. Specific topics of study include exponents and irrational numbers, surface area and volume, factoring of polynomials, and right-angle trigonometry. Calculators will not be used during some units of study. 

Math Advantage (math 10C with math prep 15) 

10 Credits

Recommendation for students with a grade 9 math average between 50%-65%.

This is a new 10 credit full year math courses that combines a math 10 preparation course in the first semester with math 10C in the second semester.  The first semester math preparation class provides students with some review of recently acquired math skills along with an introduction to skills required to be successful in math 10C.

Work Place Mathematics 10 (10-3) 

5 Credits 

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Specific topics of study include SI and imperial systems of measurement, right-triangle trigonometry, and money mathematics. 

Work Place Mathematics 10 (Transitions) 

5 Credits 

Recommendation from present school teacher/counselor/coordinator in consultation with the Harry Ainlay Special Needs Department Head. 

This course follows the same program of studies as Work Place Mathematics 10 but is designed for students with identified learning needs. Students who enrol in this course will be recommended to enrol in Learning Strategies 15. 

K&E Math (10-4, 20-4, 30-4) 

5 credits each

Recommendation from present school teacher/counselor/coordinator

Knowledge and Employability mathematics courses focus on developing essential mathematics knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for everyday living at home, in the workplace and in the community. These courses are designed for students whose needs, interests and abilities focus on basic mathematical understanding. Emphasis is on the acquisition of practical life skills and competency in using mathematics to solve everyday problems, interpret information and create new knowledge. This focus enables students as appropriate, to progress through the Knowledge and Employability course sequence and/or to other courses. 

Mathematics 10C pIB 

5 Credits 

The focus of this course is the development of skills related to algebra, measurement, and relations and functions. The curriculum focusses on learning through problem-solving. This course follows the same program of studies as Mathematics 10C but includes the IB topics of distance, midpoint, lines of best fit, the Pearson correlation coefficient, and regression analysis. 


Mathematics 20-1 pIB 

5 Credits

This course continues the development of skills related to relations and functions with the introduction quadratic functions and equations, rational functions and absolute value functions. The course follows the same program of studies as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 but includes the IB topics of summation notation and area of triangles. 

Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 (20-1) 

5 Credits 

This course is intended for students who plan to enrol in Calculus in their Grade 12 year or are entering a field which requires Calculus. This course is an excellent option for students who enjoy mathematics and are interested in developing a deep understanding of math. Specific topics of study include arithmetic and geometric sequences, trigonometry, quadratic functions and equations, rational functions, absolute value functions and linear and quadratic inequalities. Calculators will not be used for some units of study. 

Principles of Mathematics 11 (20-2) 

5 Credits 

This course is intended for students who plan on entering a post-secondary field not requiring calculus. This course is an excellent option for students who would like to maintain a high mark in their math courses and who will be applying to scholarships in their Grade 12 year. Specific topics of study include scale factor of linear measurements, surface area and volume, trigonometry, mathematical reasoning, normal distribution statistics, and quadratic functions. 

Students may choose to enrol in Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 upon successfully completing Principles of Mathematics 11 (recommendation of 65%). 

Work Place Mathematics 11 (20-3) 

5 Credits 

The course is intended for students who intend to enter an apprenticeship or trades program or who plan on entering the work force after graduation. Specific topics of study include scale diagrams of 3-D objects, surface area and volume, right-triangle trigonometry, compound interest and money management. 


Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 (30-1) 

5 Credits 

This course is intended for students who intend to take Calculus in their Grade 12 year or are entering a post-secondary program which requires Calculus. The University of Alberta requires Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 for entrance into the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Business. Specific topics of study include transformations of functions (including polynomial, radical, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions), trigonometry, solving exponential and logarithmic equations and permutations and combinations. 

Principles of Mathematics 12 (30-2) 

5 Credits 

This course is intended for students who are planning on enrolling in a post-secondary field not requiring calculus. The University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan are accepting Principles of Mathematics 12 for entrance into numerous faculties including the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Arts. Specific topics of study include set theory, probability, permutations and combinations, operations on rational expressions, and solving exponential and logarithmic equations. 

Students may choose to enrol in Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 upon successfully completing Principles of Mathematics 12 (recommendation 65%).

Work Place Mathematics 12 (30-3) 

5 Credits 

This course is intended for students who intend to enter an apprenticeship or trades program or who plan on entering the work force after graduation. Specific topics of study include transformations of 2-D shapes and 3-D objects, small business money management, measures of central tendency and probability. 

Mathematics 31 

5 Credits 

This course acts as a link between the outcomes of the Pre-Calculus program and the requirements of the mathematics encountered in post-secondary programs. Mathematics 31 introduces the fundamental processes of calculus; the derivative and the integral. The methods of calculus are applied to problems encountered in the areas of science, engineering, and business. Mathematics 31 is an admission requirement for students applying for Engineering at the University of Alberta.

IB Mathematics SL (30-1 IB) 

5 Credits

This course follows the same program of studies as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 (30-1). In addition to that curriculum, students will continue working through the Mathematics SL curriculum dealing with the topics of probability, expectation and normal distribution. TOK issues will be addressed. Students will also be introduced to the mathematical exploration. 

IB Math Studies (30-1 IB) 

5 Credits in Math 30-1 

This course follows the same program of studies as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 (30-1). In addition to that curriculum, students will complete the Math Studies IB curriculum with an introduction to differential calculus. Students will also complete a mathematical exploration and be involved in IB exam preparation. 

IB Math Studies (30-2 IB) 

5 Credits in Math 30-2 

This course follows the same program of studies as Principles of Mathematics 12 (30-2). In addition to that curriculum, students will begin working through the Math Studies IB curriculum with an introduction to descriptive statistics and its applications. Students will also be introduced to the mathematical exploration. 

IB Mathematics SL (Math 31) 

5 Credits 

This course follows the same program of studies as Mathematics 31. In addition to that curriculum, students will continue working through the Mathematics SL curriculum dealing with the topic of vectors as well as IB exam preparation. Students will also complete the mathematical exploration. 

*Completion of a 30 level math course requires the writing of a provincial diploma examination. 

Math Club and Contests 

Outside of their regular math courses, students have opportunities to become involved in national and international math contests and competitions through Harry Ainlay’s Math Club. Students interested in participating in math contests should contact their math teacher for information.