Mathematics

Math 9

This course is a continuation of Math 8 with an emphasis on expanding the algebraic concepts introduced in middle school.  Major topics include polynomials, equation solving, congruence and similarity, geometry, exponents, trigonometry, data analysis, and problem solving.  Students should have a scientific calculator.

 Workplace Math 10

If you plan on going directly into the workforce or entering an apprenticeship program, then Workplace 10 is the Math course for you.  Topics covered in the course include earning an income, area, volume and mass, metric and imperial measurements, geometry, and trigonometry.  The Workplace 11 and Apprenticeship 12 courses follow Workplace 10.  There is no pre-requisite for Workplace 10.

Make sure to check the required Math courses if you are planning to learn a trade.  Some will require a higher level of Math.

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

Interested in continuing your education in a College, Technical Institute or University?  Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 is the course to take.  F & P 10 focuses on various topics based on algebraic reasoning as well as, trigonometry, measurement and financial literacy.  Due to the heavy focus on algebra, it is recommended that students earn at least 67% in Math 9 before attempting Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10.

Workplace Math 11

The Workplace Math stream has been developed for students planning on entering an apprenticeship program or moving directly into the workplace upon completion of high school.  Its focus is delivering practical Math skills needed for everyday life.  Topics include; measurement, graphing, trigonometry, financial services and budgeting.

Foundations of Math 11

Foundations of Math 11 is an academic Math course.  It is designed for students who plan on attending College or University to study social sciences, humanities, or arts.  The course covers topics such as; geometry, trigonometry, statistical reasoning, getting loans and mortgages, and algebra.  It is recommended that students earn at least 67% in Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 before attempting Foundations 11.

Pre-Calculus 11

Pre-Calculus 11 is an academic Math course with a big emphasis on Algebra.  The course was designed for students with enrollment in a Technical Institute or University to study in the sciences or engineering in mind.   Topics covered in the course include trigonometry, loans and mortgages, quadratic functions and equations, rational expressions and equations, exponential functions and radical expressions.  A grade of 67% or better in Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 is recommended for entry into this course.

Apprenticeship 12

Apprenticeship Math 12 follows directly from Workplace 10 and 11.  It has been developed for students who plan on moving directly into the workforce from school, or entering an apprenticeship program.  Topics covered include trigonometry, transformational geometry, linear functions, and budgeting for  a small business.  Successful completion of Workplace 11 or permission from the instructor are required for signing up for this course.

Foundations of Math 12

Foundations of Math 12 is a continuation of the Foundations 11 course.  The course is comprised of an interesting mixture of number theory topics and algebraic functions.  Topics include; set theory, combinations and permutations, probability, graphing polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and sinusoidal functions.  The only prerequisite for enrolling in this course is successful completion of Foundations 11.

Pre-Calculus 12

A→B

Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus 11 (C+ or better recommended)

This course will prepare students for the study of Calculus in post-secondary science, math, engineering, pre-med or economics programs.  It may also be enjoyed by those with strong math skills who do not intend to take Calculus in post-secondary.

Students will learn about various families of functions, including exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and polynomial.  We will explore how functions can be transformed, techniques for graphing by hand and with technology, and how these functions can be applied to solve useful problems.  Reasoning, modelling and problem solving will be emphasized throughout.

Calculus 12

A→B

Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus 12 (usually taken during the same year)

Students bound for post-secondary science, math, engineering, pre-med or economics programs are strongly encouraged to take this course.  Universities report a higher success rate in first-year Calculus for those students who have previously taken Calculus 12.  Students may take this course during the same year they take Pre-Calculus 12.

Calculus provides us with mathematical tools to analyze continuous change.  Students will learn about the concept of the limit and how it helped lead to the development of Calculus’ two fundamental operations: differentiation and integration.  Students will learn various differentiation and integration techniques allowing them to find derivatives and integrals, respectively.  The interpretation of these derivatives and integrals, and their many applications, will be discussed throughout the course.

Computer Science 11

A→B

Prerequisite:  Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 (C+ or higher recommended)

Ever wondered how computer programs (apps) are written?  This course is designed for students wishing to enter Computer Science or Software Development at university or college, or for those who simply want to learn how to code for fun.  You will learn the fundamentals of designing and writing programs, including variables, functions, flow control, interaction, objects and arrays.  Coding will be done in Processing, which is based on Java, one of the most popular programming languages in use today.