Mathematics (10-12)

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Math (10-12) * Sciences (10-12) * English (10-12) * Social Studies (10-12)
Physical Health Education (10-12) * Languages (10-12)
Electives (10-12: Arts Education/Applied Design, Skills & Technologies)

Mathematics is a core program for graduation and is required at every grade up to and including grade 11. All courses and streams are designed to improve students’ numeracy, reasoning, problem solving, as well as to provide prerequisite attitudes, knowledge, skills and understandings for specific post-secondary programs or direct entry into the work force.  Teachers, students and counsellors should work together to determine the best option for students, according to their needs and abilities.  Options to upgrade during summer school or elsewhere will be available.  

Workplace Mathematics 10
This course allows students to continue working on the fundamentals of mathematics while exploring proportion, trigonometry, models, graphs, geometry, and data and statistics. This course is intended for those students who are planning direct entry into the workforce or some apprenticeship programmes after graduation, and directly prepares students for Workplace 11. Check the entrance requirements for the programme of study you are planning to take.

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10
This is a theory based course with many algebraic topics including expressions, powers, polynomials, equations, relations, trigonometry and data analysis. This course prepares students for either Foundations 11 or Pre-Calculus 11, which are university and college prerequisites. Recommended prerequisite is a “C” or better in Math 9.

Workplace Mathematics 11
This applied mathematics course meets the requirement for graduation. Topics include proportion, shape and space, statistics and financial literacy. This course is intended for those students who are planning direct entry into the workforce and some post secondary programmes. Check the entrance requirements for the programme of study you are planning to take. Prerequisite is Workplace Math 10.

Foundations of Mathematics 11
This course meets the mathematics requirement for graduation. It is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post- secondary studies that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include trigonometry, quadratic functions and systems, probability, statistics, and financial literacy. Check the entrance requirements for the programme of study you are planning to take. Recommended prerequisite is a “C” or better in Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10.

Pre-Calculus 11
This course meets the mathematics requirement for graduation. This course is designed for students who require a strong mathematical background for future studies in the fields of science, engineering, computer studies, and economics. Topics include trigonometry, polynomial and exponential functions, radicals, powers, and quadratic functions and equations. Check the entrance requirements for the programme of study you are planning to take. Recommended prerequisite is a “C+” or better in Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10.

Foundations of Mathematics 12
This course builds on the concepts taught in Foundations of Mathematics 11. It is designed to provide students with the deeper mathematical understandings and skills identified for post-secondary studies that do not require the study of theoretical calculus (such as the social sciences). Topics include polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, regression, combinatorics, and probability. Check the entrance requirements for the programme of study you are planning to take. Recommended prerequisite is a “C” or higher in Foundations Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11.

Pre-Calculus 12
This course is designed to provide students with the deeper mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include transformations, polynomial and rational functions, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, and sequences and series. Recommended prerequisite is a “C+” or higher in Pre-Calculus 11.

Calculus 12
This course is intended for students who plan on taking a Calculus course in college or university. The goal of this course is to expose students to first year level calculus topics, such as limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, integrals, and applications of integrals. Although the topics are traditionally college or university level, Calculus 12 is a grade 12 provincial curriculum math credit that does not replace Pre-Calculus 12. This course is also used as an Independent Directed Study or IDS course, where students have the option to show their understanding of Calculus by working with the teacher to design their own 1 – 3 credit course. Recommended prerequisite is a “B” in Pre-Calculus 11.