The high school Mathematics program is designed to prepare students to mathematically solve problems, communicate and reason, make connections between concepts and their applications, and make informed decisions as a contributor to society. The Mathematics program provides all students with a strong foundation of knowledge, processes and problem-solving strategies.

# Mathematics

## Mathematics 10C

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Highly recommended minimum of 65% in Mathematics 9*

This combined course is the starting point for both the “-1” and the “-2” course sequences. Each topic area requires that the students develop a conceptual knowledge base and skill set that will be useful in both subsequent course sequences. Specific topics of study include relations and functions, exponents, surface area and volume, factoring of polynomials and trigonometry.

## Mathematics 10-3

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Recommended minimum of 40% in Mathematics 9*

Mathematics 10-3 is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry to the workforce (Note: some trades occupations may require a more rigorous mathematics background). Specific topics of study include finance, geometry, measurement and trigonometry.

## Mathematics 10-4 (KAE)

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Below 40% in Mathematics 9 plus recommendation from the Mathematics 9 teacher and/or counselor.*

This KAE course is designed for students completing the Certificate of High School Achievement. Math 10-4 provides a review of basic math skills and an introduction to daily financial math.

## Mathematics 20-1

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Recommended minimum of 65% in Mathematics 10C*

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs requiring calculus. Topics in this sequence include sequences and series, trigonometry, quadratics, absolute values, radicals, inequalities and system of equations.

## Mathematics 20-2

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Minimum of 50% in Mathematics 10C*

This course is intended for students who plan on entering a post-secondary field not requiring calculus. Specific topics of study include reasoning, trigonometry, statistical reasoning, radicals, quadratic functions and equations.

## Mathematics 20-3

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Minimum of 50% in Mathematics 10-3*

The course is intended for students who intend to enter an apprenticeship or trade program or who plan on entering the workforce after graduation. Students in Mathematics 20-3 study measurement involving triangles, 2D and 3D objects, scale diagrams, analyze and interpret graphs, personal finance mathematics, surface area and volume.

## Mathematics 20-4 (KAE)

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Minimum of 50% in Mathematics 10-4*

Students in Math 20-4 review basic mathematic skills and daily financial math. Topics covered include decimals, fractions, measurement (both Imperial and Metric) and consumer math. Consumer math focuses on income, consumer credit and independent living.

## Mathematics 30-1

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Recommended minimum of 65% in Mathematics 20-1*

This course is intended for students who intend to take calculus in their Grade 12 year or are entering a post-secondary program requiring calculus. The course covers concepts in transformations, logarithms, trigonometry, polynomial functions, permutations and combinations, the fundamental counting principle and the binomial theorem.

## Mathematics 30-2

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Minimum of 50% in Mathematics 20-2 or minimum of 40% in Mathematics 20-1*

This course is designed for students planning to attend university but not necessarily in a math-related field. This course covers concepts in set theory, logic puzzles, probability, permutations, combinations, the fundamental counting principle, rational expressions, logarithms, polynomials and sinusoidal data.

**Note:** It is very important that students realize that this course has rigor and is accepted for post-secondary as entrance requirements.

## Mathematics 30-3

#### 5 Credits

*Prerequisite: Minimum 50% in Mathematics 20-3*

This course is designed for students who intend to enter an apprenticeship or trades program or who plan on entering the workforce after graduation. It covers such mathematical concepts as measurement, trigonometry, transformations of shapes, logic problems and puzzles, personal finance, linear relations and statistics and probability.

## Mathematics 31 (Pre-Calculus)

#### 5 Credits

*Co-requisite: Mathematics 30-1*

Mathematics 31 is designed to introduce students to the mathematical methods of calculus. The course builds on students’ existing knowledge from the Mathematics 10C, 20-1 and 30-1 curriculum, and expands this knowledge into the understanding of limits, derivatives, and integral calculus. Emphasis in this course will be placed on preparation to further study calculus in university or technical schools.