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Mathematics

Welcome to the Math Department! Here you can find links to various math and science competitions.

The mathematics program at Oakville Trafalgar School provides a solid foundation for the study of mathematics for an apprentice program, college or university programs. The department strives to develop fundamental skills and understanding of mathematical concepts utilizing a variety of technology based learning, such as Smart Boards, graphing calculators and computer based software applications that enable students to better explore and visualize mathematical relationships.
Our goal is to provide a curriculum that challenges students. Topics, activities and instruction are differentiated to meet the needs of individual students.

OT’s experienced and dedicated teachers encourage students not only to acquire subject-specific knowledge and skills, but also to develop the creative and critical thinking skills and self-confidence that will prepare them to embark on lifelong learning.

Contests

Upcoming Math Contests 

Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (All Grades)
Registration Deadline: Friday October 14, 2016
Contest Date: Thursday November 3, 2016
Room 216
Periods 3 and 4 (2.5 hours)
Cost: $ 10.00

Waterloo Intermediate Mathematics Contest (Grade 9 & 10)
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016
Contest Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Room 216
Periods 3 and 4 (2 hours)
Cost: $ 10.00

Waterloo Senior Mathematics Contest (Grade 11 & 12)
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016
Contest Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Room 216
Periods 3 and 4 (2 hours)
Cost: $ 10.00

Math@Mac Competition (All Grades)
Registration: Teams of 2, register with Mrs. Cruickshank
Registration Deadline: Friday November 25, 2016
Contest Date: Wednesday November 30, 2016
Room 220
Period 1 (75 minutes)
No Cost

American Mathematics Contest 10 (Grade 9 & 10)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday January 18, 2017
Contest Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017
Room 216
Period 3 (75 minutes)
Cost: $ 10.00

American Mathematics Contest 12 (Grade 11 & 12)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday January 18, 2017
Contest Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017
Room 216
Period 3 (75 minutes)
Cost: $ 10.00

Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade 11)
Registration Deadline: Friday February 3, 2017
Contest Date: Tuesday February 28, 2017
Cafeteria
Periods 1 (60 minutes)
Cost: $ 4.00          

Euclid (Grade 12)
Registration Deadline: Thursday March 9, 2017
Contest Date: Thursday April 6, 2017
Room 216
Periods 3 and 4 (2.5 hours)
Cost: $ 10.00          

Fryer (Grade 9), Galois (Grade 10) and Hypatia (Grade 11)
Registration Deadline: Thursday March 9, 2017
Contest Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017
Cafeteria
Periods 1 (75 minutes)
Cost: $ 5.00          


All registrations with payments are to be completed on Cashless.

Any Questions: Please see your Math Teacher or Ms. Preiner

Department Members

Beattie, JaunnaPreiner, Monica
Cruickshank, Helen Tummon, Heather
Cullen, JacquelineVankova, Jarka 
Finan, AislingWheeldon, Travis 
Murphy, CliffWong, Mee Ming 
Ouimet, MaryAnnZawada, Peter
Perera, Ryan

Caregivers and students are welcome to contact teacher directly via e-mail, at any time, with any questions or concerns.


Support for Students

Homework Help Program

All Grade Nine and Ten math students have access to Homework Help Program. This free on-line site focuses on confidential one-on-one help in mathematics for students 

Math Homework Help is available Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

This site can be accessed at: https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org

All Grade Nine and Ten students have been given a log in and password.

Math Extra Help

One of the members of the Math Department is available for extra help during the some Lunch Periods.  Please have your child check the hours posted in their classrooms.


Enrichment Opportunities

Math Club is a group of students that work together to prepare for math contests and team competitions. See the bulletin board outside of Room 213 for meeting dates and location.

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