# MATH COURSES

Terry Fox’s Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses designed to meet the needs of all students. It is important that students select courses that suit their interests, as well as their career and post-secondary aspirations. The Mathematics Department provides a Mathematical curriculum that helps students:

- Develop an appreciation of the role of Mathematics in everyday life
- Develop, demonstrate, and apply conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas
- Develop self-confidence and enjoyment in the study of Mathematics

## Mathematics 9

**Course Code: MMA–09**

This course is designed to consolidate and extend topics introduced in the middle school years. Topics include operations with rational numbers, square roots and exponents, polynomials and algebra, linear equations, linear relations, financial literacy and statistics. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 OR Workplace Mathematics 10.

## Mathematics 9 Bridge

**Course Code: MMA–09A**

Math 9 Bridge is a semester-one skill-building course to assist students who struggle with computation skills and key math concepts including fractions, place value, rational numbers. After successful completion, students will be prepared to take Mathematics 9 in semester two.

## Mathematics 9 Honours

**Course Code: MMA–09H**

Enrollment in Math 9 Honours is limited. This course is specifically designed for students with a strong aptitude and enthusiasm for math. This course follows the same curriculum as Math 9, but also includes a significant enrichment component. Assignments and projects will differ from a regular Math 9 class, and will help deepen their understanding of the topics being covered. Honours students are encouraged to participate in Math Contests, and are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 Honours and/or Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10.

## Mathematics 9 STEAM ENRICHED

**Course Code: MMA—9ST **

This STEAM enriched math course is designed to engage students in real world, hands-on, collaborative learning while mastering core arithmetic, algebraic and graphing math topics introduced in the middle school years. Students are encouraged to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving while covering the BC curriculum topics. Topics include operations with rational numbers, square roots and exponents, polynomials and algebra, linear equations, linear relations, financial literacy and statistics. Upon successful completion of this course, students may go on to take Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 STEAM OR Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10.

## Pre-Calculus Math 10

**Course Code: MFMP-10**

Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 will provide students with opportunities to think critically and make connections between various areas of the curriculum, providing them with some of the skills required at the post-secondary level. Content includes: exponent laws, right triangle trigonometry, polynomials, functions and relations, linear relations, systems of linear equations and financial literacy. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for Foundations of Math 11 and/or Pre-Calculus 11.

## Pre-Calculus Math 10 Honours

**Course Code: MFMP-10H**

Enrollment in Foundations of Pre-Calculus Math 10 Honours is limited. Students will be selected based on recommendation from their Math 9 teacher. This course is designed for students with a strong aptitude and enthusiasm for Math. In addition to the regular Math 10 curriculum, this course will also include a significant enrichment component. Students’ marks will reflect their mastery of the Math 10 content. However, they will also receive different assignments from students in a regular Math 10 class that encourage students’ thinking to extend beyond the curriculum. Students are encouraged to participate in Math Contests, and are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Upon successful completion of this course, students may go on to take Pre-Calculus 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 Honours.

## Pre-Calculus Math 10 STEAM Enriched

**Course Code: MFMP-10ST**

Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 is a course required for the STEAM program. This course runs the full year with a Day 1/Day 2 alternating schedule with the Science 10 STEAM Enriched. This course is designed for students with a strong aptitude and enthusiasm for Math. In addition to the regular Math 10 curriculum, this course will also include a significant enrichment component that will integrate mathematics with science, technology, engineering and art. Students will complete different tasks and projects that encourage collaboration and innovation. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Enrolment is limited, and students will be selected for the program based upon their success in Math 9/STEAM 9. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for Pre-Calculus 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 Honours.

## Workplace Math 10

**Course Code: MWPM-10**

This course will help prepare students for entry into some trades programs and direct entry into the workforce. The course topics include: Measurement, Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, and Finance. Upon completion of this course, students may go on to take Workplace Mathematics 11.

## Foundations of Math 11

**Course Code: MFOM-11**

This course is designed to help prepare students for post-secondary programs that do no require the study of Calculus. The course content will include: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, inductive & deductive reasoning, statistics, and finances. Successful students are those who enjoy word problems, graphing, and equation-solving.

## Pre-Calculus 11

**Course Code: MPREC11**

This course will help build skills necessary for success in post-secondary programs that require the study of Calculus. These might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. Content includes real number system, powers, radical and rational equations, trigonometry, financial literacy, factoring, quadratic functions and inequalities. Students who successfully complete this course may go on to take Pre-Calculus 12 and/or Foundations of Mathematics 12.

## Pre-Calculus 11 Honours

**Course Code: MPREC11H **

Enrollment in Pre-Calculus 11 Honours is limited. Students will be selected based on recommendation from their Math 10 teacher. This course is specifically designed for students with a strong aptitude and enthusiasm for math. This course follows the same curriculum as Pre-Calculus 11, but also includes a significant enrichment component, which includes a preview of Pre-Calculus 12 concepts. Assignments and projects will differ from a regular Pre-Calculus 11 class, and will help deepen their understanding of the topics being covered, but students’ marks will reflect their understanding of the Pre-Calculus 11 curriculum. Honours students are encouraged to participate in Math Contests, and are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Students who successfully complete this course may go on to take Pre-Calculus 12, and AP Calculus.

## Workplace Math 11

**Course Code: MWPM11**

This course will help prepare students for entry into some trades programs and direct entry into the workforce. The course topics include: financial literacy, rate of change, interpreting graphs, 3D objects, probability and statistics.

## Calculus 12

**Course Code: MCALC12**

This course is very valuable for those students who have excellent mathematical ability and intend to take Calculus in their first year of post-secondary. Programs might include Math, Science, Engineering and Commerce. The main topics covered are properties of functions and their graphs, limits, rules of derivatives, integrals and their applications.

## Foundations of Math 12

**Course Code: MFOM-12 **

This course will focus on building critical-thinking skills necessary for success in post-secondary programs that do not require the study of Calculus. Programs might include Humanities, Fine Arts, some trades and technical programs. Topics include financial mathematics, logic with numbers, set theory, probability, combinatorics, relations and functions.

## Pre-Calculus 12

**Course Code: MPREC12**

This is a rigorous course that will help build skills necessary for success in post-secondary programs that require the study of Calculus. These might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. Content includes trigonometry, relations and functions (exponential & logarithmic, polynomial, conics, radical, rational and transformations). It is strongly recommended that students complete Pre-Calculus 11 with at least a B, and are proficient in factoring, solving equations and graphing.

## Pre-Calculus 12 & AP Calculus 12

**Course Code: MPREC12H & ACAL-12 **

Pre-Calculus 12 and AP Calculus 12 is a combined year-long course. This course is intended for students who have a strong aptitude for math and will go on to take Calculus in their first year of post-secondary. Programs might include Math, Science, Engineering and Commerce. Pre-Calculus 12 will be covered at an accelerated pace to allow more time for AP Calculus material, leading up to the AP Exam in May, where credit may be earned for an equivalent first-year university math course. The AP Calculus topics include properties of functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. It is strongly recommended that students complete Pre-Calculus 11 with an A or B.