The basic aim of Argyle Secondary School is to enable students to become numerate citizens who use logic and a variety of mathematical methods to problem solve. We 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 three available pathways for students. The three pathways available are: Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics, Foundations of Mathematics, and Pre-Calculus. At the grade 10 level, 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.
Math LinksNew Curriculum Pamphlet
: The Math pathways are not
separated based on difficulty. ie. students should not choose
foundations because they find math difficult - all pathways are
difficult and challenging in their own ways. A student should choose a
pathway based on what their plans are when they graduate. If they plan
to enter the sciences, then they should take pre-calc. If they plan to
enter the arts or nursing, then they should take foundations. If they
plan on going straight to a workplace or into the trades, then they
should take Apprenticeship and Workplace. If a struggling student really wants to be an
engineer, then they should take pre-calc. The teacher of pre-calc would
then need to adapt and support the student as needed.
BC Association of Math Teachers is a website that looks at different universities acceptance requirements.
BC Math Curriculum: not sure which stream is appropriate for your child? This link shows the different streams available in BC for Secondary Math as well as Curriculum Subject Areas, IRP's and Prescribed Learning Outcomes.
The Canadian Mathematical Society highlights quality educational resources on the web with a particular focus on Canadian websites.
Math Contests: a list of the dates and times of contests that students could write to show off their mathematical abilities.