Teacher: Mr.Greg Albisser

Overview of Course:

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem-solving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Course Requirements:

Each student will require a pencil, eraser, ruler, 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper (organized into sections: notes, homework, tests, other), graph paper and a scientific calculator.

Policies and Procedures:

•    Each class will begin with homework review, often including a check or quiz.

•    Students are responsible for obtaining any missed notes or work from classmates.

•    Assignments will be given for most units and are due on the unit test day.

•    Late assignments will be subject to penalties as outlined in the St. Dominic Student Handbook.

•    Tests missed due to legitimate absence will be written during class upon the student’s return.

Units of Study:

1.     Trigonometry                                                                                               8 classes

2.     Probability                                                                                                    7 classes

3.     One-Variable Statistics                                                                               9 classes

4.     Quadratic Relations I                                                                                 8 classes

5.     Quadratic Relations II                                                                                9 classes

6.     Geometry in Design                                                                                     8 classes

7.     Exponents                                                                                                     9 classes

8.     Compound Interest                                                                                     8 classes

9.     Personal Finance                                                                                         8 classes

Summative Task / Review                                                                        10 classes             

Assessment Strategies:

Students will be assessed through a combination of in-class observations, homework checks, activities, assignments, projects and formal testing (quizzes, tests, final exam).  Students will also be assessed in how well they learn mathematics independently through reading and investigation.

Suggested Evaluation Breakdown:

Knowledge & Understanding (tests, quizzes)                                                            35%


TAPS (Thinking/Appl./Problem Solving) (tests, assignments, problems)             25%

Communication (homework, journaling, observations)                                         10%

Summative Assessment (final review, course culminating task, final exam)     30%