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Mathematics

Program Course Sequence

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Program Overview

In Mathematics, students benefit from working with a variety of materials, tools and contexts while constructing meaning about new mathematical ideas. The learning environment values and respects the diversity of students’ experiences and ways of thinking so students are comfortable taking intellectual risks, asking questions, and posing conjectures. Exploring problem-solving situations helps students develop personal strategies and become mathematically literate. They will realize that it is acceptable to solve problems in a variety of ways and that a variety of solutions may be acceptable.

Math Advanced Placement®

Students who choose this sequence are highly motivated and have a natural ability and passion for mathematics. They are willing to take on mathematical concepts at a higher level of abstraction and at a fast pace. Students advance quickly through 10-C, 20-1 and 30-1 curricula. In 30-1, the Advanced Placement Calculus curriculum begins first semester and continues second semester in Math 31. Math 30-1/31 AP is a full-year course and is worth 10 credits. In May of Grade 12, students can write the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam. Success in this exam may lead to Advanced Placement or Advanced Credit at many post-secondary institutions.

It is recommended that students who enroll in this course have received a mark of at least 80% in the previous course. Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course. Prerequisite for Math 10C AP is Math 9.

Math Arts-Centered Learning

Math 10-C ACL is an academic course which covers the same curriculum as Math 10-C and leads into both the (-1) and (-2) streams. Math (-3) sequence of courses is designed for students who are entering trades and apprenticeships, and other training programs. Some apprenticeship programs recommend Math 30-3. This course sequence covers measurement, geometry, trigonometry, personal finance and numerical reasoning. Students are asked to explore mathematical concepts through the arts which add a layer of complexity to their learning. Emphasis is placed on learning processes that foster inquiry, exploration, expression, and reflection through artistic media.

Prerequisite course for Math 10c ACL is Math 9. Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course.

Math 10C

This is an introductory course for the (-1) and (-2) sequences in mathematics. The course covers polynomials and factoring, exponents and radicals, trigonometry, linear functions, and measurement. Students should be prepared for an academic course which requires consistent completion of class assignments and homework as well as regular attendance.

Prerequisite course is Math 9. Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course.

Math (-1) Sequence

This is a highly academic sequence designed for students who may need to take Calculus for their University program. This course includes the study of functions, arithmetic, geometric sequences and combinatorics. There is no study of statistics in this sequence.

It is recommended that students who enroll in this course have received 70% in Math 10C and 60% in Math 20-1. Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course.

Math 31 Calculus

This is a complementary course offered in second semester for students who will need to take Calculus in university. It is the study of limits and derivatives and is an introduction to integrals. Calculus is applied to problems in sciences and economics. This course requires excellent skills in algebra and strong problem-solving abilities.

It is recommended that students who enroll in this course have received a mark of at least 65% in Math 20-1 and 30-1. Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course.

Math (-2) Sequence

This course stream is designed for the majority of math students who want to attend a post-secondary institution and who do not need Calculus but need Statistics. This sequence of courses covers statistics, trigonometry, logical reasoning, radicals, and functions including quadratics, rational, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and trigonometric. Students should be prepared for an academic course which requires completion of class assignments and homework consistently as well as regular attendance.

It is recommended that students who enroll in this course have received 50% in Math 10C or 40% in Math 20-1 or 50% in Math 20-2. Students may take Math 30-1 after Math 30-2; however, a mark of 75% in Math 30-2 is recommended. Students are required to have a graphing calculator for this course.

Math (-3) Sequence

Receiving a mark of 50% and above in Math 10-3 and Math 20-3 will complete the math requirements for a High School Diploma. This sequence of courses is designed for students who are entering trades and apprenticeships, and other training programs. Some apprenticeship programs recommend Math 30-3. This course sequence covers measurement, geometry, trigonometry, personal finance and numerical reasoning.

To sequence to Math 20-3, a pass in Math 10-3 or a mark of over 40% in Math 10C is recommended. For Math 30-3, a mark over 60% in Math 20-3 or a mark over 40% in Math 20-2 is recommended. Students are required to have a scientific calculator and purchase a workbook at the beginning of each course. Details regarding this purchase will be communicated by the teacher in the first week of the semester.

Math Knowledge and Employability

This course is designed for students who have difficulty with mathematics, have applied for or received a KAE recommendation for High School. Success in Math 10-4 and 20-4 will lead to the completion of the math requirements for a High School Certificate of Achievement. This sequence of courses is about developing basic math literacy. Students will develop skills and attitudes in mathematics needed for everyday living at home, in the work place and in the community.

Students who enroll in the KAE Mathematics sequence have been identified by their previous teachers/parents/guidance counsellors as needing continued support and work on their foundational math skills. This programming sequence does not qualify a student to receive an Alberta High School Diploma, but rather the Alberta Certificate of High School Achievement. Students are required to have a scientific calculator for this sequence.

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