Mathematics

Essential Mathematics 20S

This course is intended for students who are not planning post-secondary study in a Math or Science related field.  It begins with a short review of basic Math skills and then emphasizes consumer applications, problem solving and decision-making, as well as number sense, spatial sense and communicating mathematically.  These skills are practiced through use of puzzles and games, along the formal study of the following topics:  income and wages, consumer decisions (shopping), measurement and conversions within Metric and Imperial systems, angle measurement and construction, triangles and their use in the real world and geometry (area, surface area) of various shapes.  Prerequisite for Essential Math 30S.

Essential Mathematics 30S

As stated in the Essential Math 20S, the 30S course is also intended for those not pursuing Math or Science related fields of study.  In this course, students will start with a brief review of basic Math skills, then through the course units, develop skills in problem solving, decision making and spatial sense.  Topics of study include managing money (interest and credit, banking and budgeting), using trigonometry to solve real world problems, 3 dimensional geometry (surface area and volume), relations and patterns in sets of real life data, using and making various types of graphs, drawing 3D items and using scale diagrams.  Prerequisite:  Essential Math 20S or demonstration of knowledge of Essential Math 20S.

Essential Mathematics 40S

Grade 12 Essential Mathematics (40S) is intended for students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on Mathematics and Science related fields.  Essential Mathematics 40S emphasizes consumer applications, problem solving, decision making and spatial sense.  Students are expected to work both individually and in small groups on mathematical concepts and skills encountered in everyday life in a technological society.  Prerequisite: Essential Math 30S or demonstration of knowledge of Essential Math 30S.

Applied Mathematics 30S

Grade 11 Applied Mathematics (30S) is intended for students considering post-secondary studies who do not require a study of theoretical calculus.  It is context-driven and promotes the learning of numerical and geometrical problem-solving techniques as they relate to the world around us.  The primary goals of Applied Mathematics are to have students develop critical-thinking skills through problem solving and model real-world situations mathematically to make predictions.  Prerequisite for Applied Math 40S.

Applied Mathematics 40S

Grade 12 Applied Mathematics (40S) is intended for students considering post-secondary studies that do not require a study of theoretical calculus.  It is context-driven and promotes the learning of numerical and geometrical problem-solving techniques as they relate to the world around us.  The Grade 12 Applied Mathematics course includes the following topics:  Financial Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Probability, Relations and Functions, and Design and Measurement.  Prerequisite:  Applied Mathematics 30S or demonstration of knowledge of Applied Mathematics 30S.

Pre-calculus Mathematics 30S

Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Mathematics is designed for students who intend to study calculus and related mathematics as part of their post-secondary education pursuing a degree in science, engineering or other fields that require calculus.  It builds on the topics studied in grade 10 Mathematics and provides background knowledge and skills for Grade 12 Pre-Calculus mathematics.  The course consists of a study of theoretical mathematics with an emphasis on problem solving and mental mathematics.    The topics include study of algebra, quadratic functions, trigonometry and reciprocal functions.  Prerequisite for Pre-calculus Mathematics 40S.

Pre-calculus Mathematics 40S

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics is designed for students who intend to study calculus and related mathematics as part of their post-secondary education pursuing a degree in science, engineering, or other fields that require calculus.  It builds on the topics studies in Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Mathematics and provides background knowledge and skills for the study of calculus in post-secondary institutions.  The course consists of a study of theoretical mathematics with an emphasis on problem-solving and mental mathematics.  Topics include study of transformations of functions, trigonometric functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, polynomial functions, radical functions, rational functions and binomial theorem.  Prerequisite:  Pre-calculus Mathematics 30S or demonstration of knowledge of Pre-calculus Mathematics 30S.