Mathematics

Math Pathways

Grade 9

Mathematics 9 - Prep

Students placed in this course will start by reviewing fundamental concepts from Mathematics 7 and 8, and then incorporate them into the study of Mathematics 9, creating a better foundation for success and advancement to Workplace Mathematics 10.

Mathematics 9

Students will build their math skills and extend concepts further in order to prepare a foundation for further study in secondary mathematics. New topics will include finance and an expansion of how we use algebra in simplifying expressions and solving linear equations. This course is offered as a semester course or a full year (which includes Math 9 Prep).

Grade 10

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Pathway 2 and 3

Workplace Mathematics 10

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades, some fine arts programs at the post-secondary level, and ultimately the work force. Topics include financial mathematics, algebra, measurement, 3D geometry, statistics and probability, trigonometry and graphical analysis.

Foundations & Pre-Calculus 10

This course is designed for students who have been successful in Math 9. It prepares students for Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11. Topics of study include finance, trigonometry, polynomials, systems of linear equations, arithmetic sequences, functions and relations and exponent operations.

Foundations & Pre-Calculus 10 - Full Year (2 semesters)

This is another option for students who have been successful in Math 9 and want to take Math 10 Foundations & Pre-Calculus (see course description above). The Full Year option will deliver the same curriculum but over 2 semesters. This course is designed for students who are willing to take on this challenging curriculum but would benefit from more time and some extra strategies.

Grade 11

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Pathway 3

Workplace Mathematics 11

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades, some fine arts programs at the post-secondary level, and ultimately the work force. Topics include financial mathematics, algebra, geometry, measurement, number, and statistics and probability.

Foundations of Mathematics 11

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include geometry, measurement, logical reasoning, relations and functions, linear systems, quadratic functions, trigonometry, statistics and probability.

Pre-Calculus 11

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include sequences and series, relations and functions, trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities.

Elective

Computer Science 11

This course focuses on the basics of computer science and computer programming. Computational thinking and boolean logic will be used to solve problems and visual programming languages will be used to introduce some of the concepts of object-oriented programming, including loops, data types, arrays, search algorithms, and graphic user interfaces (GUI). The course uses computer game design to teach most concepts.

Grade 12

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Pathway 3

Foundations of Mathematics 12

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include geometry, measurement, number, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.

Pre-Calculus 12

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include transformations of functions, analyzing and graphing various relations and functions, trigonometry, and logarithms.

Calculus 12

Prior learning as a predictor of success: Recommended grade of “A” or a high “B” in Pre-Calculus 11 and Pre-Calculus 12, or recommendation of the Mathematics Department Chairperson.

This course is similar in content to a first-year Calculus course at the post-secondary level. It is intended for strong mathematics students who plan to take post-secondary courses in the math/science field. Students who complete this course successfully will find themselves very well prepared for first-year Calculus courses at college/university.

Elective

Computer Science 12

This course will build on the skills developed in the previous course and will focus on sorting algorithms, recursion, multi-dimensional arrays and game development theory. It will encourage the development of larger applications of your own design, sometimes requiring team planning and development. Students will also prepare for Computer Science contest papers and may experiment with different programming languages (Java, Python, C, etc).

There is an option to also take Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A as part of this course. See a Counsellor for more information.