Mathematics

MATHEMATICS

The
basic aim of Sutherland Secondary School is to enable students to become
numerate citizens who use logic and a variety of mathematical methods to
problem solve. We strive to encourage
students to recognize the importance of mathematics in their everyday life, to
develop confidence in their ability to problem solve, to develop critical
thinking skills and to enjoy doing mathematics!

The math curriculum includes 3 available pathways for students. The three pathways available are: Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics, Foundations of Mathematics, and Pre-Calculus. At the grade 10 levels, a common Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus course is the starting point for both the Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus pathways. When choosing a pathway, students should consider their interests, both current and future. Students and parents are encouraged to research the admission requirements for post-secondary programs of study as they vary by institution and by year.

**MATHEMATICS 8**** **** **** **** **

This mathematics course is designed to develop numeracy skills by combining mathematical knowledge, communication skills, problem solving, connecting ideas, reasoning, mental math, estimation, visualization, and the use of technology. Students will construct their own meaning out of mathematics, understand math in meaningful contexts, and learn to move from concrete to abstract ideas by linking concrete, pictorial, and symbolic concepts. Students who have above-average ability are encouraged to participate in the Mathematics contests.

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**MATHEMATICS 8 NUMERACY**** **

This course is intended for students who have had difficulty with mastering the mathematics skills required for Mathematics 8 in elementary school. They will be working on the same curricular topics as students enrolled in Mathematics 8 but at a more introductory level. Students successful in this course may enroll in Mathematics 8 or Mathematics 9 Numeracy for their next course. Students are recommended for this program by their grade seven teachers after consultation with the Sutherland Mathematics Department. Parents are informed by the elementary school principal or LAC/Grade 7 teacher of the opportunity for enrollment in this program. **This course does not appear on the selection sheet**.

**MATHEMATICS 9**** **

This mathematics program continues to develop the math concepts and thinking skills from the grade eight curriculums. Students will hear and provide explanations, draw to represent their thinking, engage in experiences with concrete materials, visualize, and discuss their thinking with others in order to create deeper understanding. Students will learn to be investigative thinkers, and will build perseverance through solving challenging problems. Students who have above-average ability are encouraged to write Mathematics Contests and to proceed to Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 Honours the following year.** **

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**MATHEMATICS 9 NUMERACY**** **** **** **** **

Enrollment in this course will be decided by recommendation of the grade 8 teachers in consultation with the student and parents. The student will be working on the same curricular topics as students enrolled in Mathematics 9, but they will be studying them at a more introductory level. Where possible, they will be encouraged to engage in the regular classroom routine. Students successful in Mathematics 9 Numeracy will enroll in Math 9 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10. ** **

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**APPRENTICESHIP & WORKSPLACE MATHEMATICS 10 **** **

This course 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 into the work force. The course will concentrate on algebra, geometry, measurement, number sense with practical applications, and trigonometry, and will continue to focus on the mathematical processes learned in Math 8 and 9.

**Optional: Apprentice & Workplace Mathematics 10 Student Work Text – At cost **

**(approximately $22.00)**

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**FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS & PRE-CALCULUS 10 **** **

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in both the arts and the sciences. The course will concentrate on algebra, number theory and operations, relations and functions, trigonometry, measurement, and logical reasoning, and will continue to focus on the mathematical processes learned in Math 8 and 9. Students who have above-average ability are encouraged to participate in the Mathematics contests.

**FOUNDATIONS MATH & PRE-CALCULUS 10 HONOURS **** **** **** **

The topics covered in this course are the same as in Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10. Students will be exposed to the topics at a higher level of difficulty. Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10H students will write the same unit tests and final exam as students enrolled in the Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10. Students will be expected to participate in Mathematics contests.

**APPRENTICESHIP & WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 11 **** **** **** **

This course 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 into the work force. The course will concentrate on algebra, geometry, measurement, number sense with practical applications, and trigonometry, and will continue to focus on the mathematical processes learned in MAWM 10.** **

**Optional: Apprentice & Workplace Mathematics 11 Student Work Text–At cost **

**(approximately $22.00)**

**FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 11 ** ** **** **** **** **

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.

**PRE-CALCULUS 11**** **** **** **** **

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies that do require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include sequences and series, trigonometry, functions (quadratic, radical, reciprocal, absolute value) and solving equations involving a variety of functions encountered. Students who have above-average ability are encouraged to participate in the Mathematics contests.

**FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 12** ** **

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, set theory, combinatorics and probability, relations and functions (polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric) and regression analysis.

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This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra and number theory, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry, permutations, combinations, and binomial theorem. Students who have above-average ability are encouraged to participate in the Mathematics contests.

**CALCULUS 12**** ****(Provincial Curriculum)**** **** **** **** **** **** **** **

This course will provide an introduction to the study of limits, derivatives, calculus applications, and integration. This course bridges the gap between high school mathematics courses and post-secondary mathematics courses. The Mathematics Department strongly recommends students planning to enroll in a first-year calculus course at a college or at a university enroll in Calculus 12. Feedback from the universities and colleges indicates first year students with Calculus 12 perform better in first year Calculus (i.e.: are significantly more likely to pass).

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