Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Mathematic Courses

MATH 8

Mathematics 8 is a course that bridges the arithmetic from Elementary School with the curriculum that will form the core of Senior Mathematics. This course will introduce students to developing the ability to conjecture, reason logically, employ quantitative and spatial information, and apply a variety of mathematical methods to solve problems and make decisions confidently and independently.

MATH 9

Mathematics 9 is a course that prepares students to become numerate. This course will assist students to develop the ability to conjecture, reason logically, employ quantitative and spatial information, and apply a variety of mathematical methods to solve problems and make decisions confidently and independently.

MATH 10 : WORKPLACE MATH  4 credits
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills identified for the entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include understanding and apply the metric and imperial systems to the measurement of 2-D and 3-D objects, geometry, trigonometry, and the fundamentals of income, spending and debt. At the end of this course, students are prepared to take Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11.

MATH 10: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE CALCULUS  4 credits

This course is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post secondary studies in both the arts and sciences. Topics include applying trigonometric ratios to right triangles, arithmetic sequences, powers involving integral exponents, prime factorization, polynomials, linear relations, system of linear equations, function notation and financial literacy.

MATH 10 ENRICHED: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE CALCULUS  4 credits

This course is designed for those students intending to enroll in the IB Diploma Program in grade 11 or for those intending to take higher level Math courses, including Calculus 12.  It will provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in both the arts and sciences. Topics include those surface area and volume of 3-D objects, applying trigonometric ratios to right triangles, irrational numbers, powers involving integral and rational exponents, polynomials, coordinate geometry with linear relations, system of linear equations, and function notation. In addition to covering the Math 10 curriculum, students will be provided with enrichment opportunities.

MATHEMATICS 11: WORKPLACE 4 credits

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. Topics include: Financial Literacy, Rates of Change, Probability and Statistics, Interpreting Graphs and 3-D Objects.

MATHEMATICS 11: FOUNDATIONS  4 credits
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for post secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include:  measurement, geometry, logical reasoning, statistics, relations and functions, and a mathematical research project.

PRE-CALCULUS 11 4 credits

The Pre-Calculus 11 course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for entry to university level mathematics, science, engineering, or other mathematically intensive fields of study. Topics include: Radicals, Solving Quadratic Equations, Analyzing Quadratic Function, Graphing Inequalities & Systems of Equations, Trigonometry, Rational Expressions & Equations, Absolute Value & Reciprocal Functions, and Exponential Functions and Financial Literacy.

MATHEMATICS 12: APPRENTICESHIP and WORKPLACE 4 credits

This course is not needed by students who have passed Workplace Math 11. It is not offered at Carson but can be taken online.

MATHEMATICS 12: FOUNDATIONS  4 credits
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include: financial mathematics, relations and functions, probability, and a mathematics research project.

COHORT MATHEMATICS: 12   8 credits
This course combines Pre Calculus 12 and Calculus 12 in one school year using 2 periods. Students learn course material for Pre Calculus 12 from September to January and then Calculus 12 from February until June.  It is recommended that students have excellent math skills and are dedicated to their mathematics studies to be in this course.  Topics covered are identical to that of a student taking Pre Calculus 12 and Calculus 12 as separate courses.

MATHEMATICS 12: PRE-CALCULUS  4 credits​
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include: trigonometry, relations and functions, permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.

MATHEMATICS  12:  CALCULUS  4 credits
This course is designed to develop students ability to conjecture, reason logically, employ quantitative and spatial information, and apply a variety of mathematical methods to solve problems and make decisions confidently and independently.  Students taking this course will be prepared for first year calculus at a post-secondary institute. Topics include: limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, differential equations, mathematical modeling and applications of derivatives and integrals.

IB MATHEMATICS: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 11 (SL) 4 credits each

IB MATHEMATICS: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 11 (SL or HL) 4 credits each

IB Mathematics contains a broad range of mathematical concepts and caters to students who anticipate a need for a sound mathematical background in preparation for future studies in subjects that have significant mathematical content, such as chemistry, economics, geography, psychology and business administration. The nature of the subject is such that the curriculum focuses on the introduction of important mathematical concepts through the development of mathematical techniques. The majority of concepts are included because they underpin important mathematical processes. In many cases, concepts are included because they are essential to any further study in mathematics. Students taking this course are expected to possess a ready knowledge of basic concepts and to be equipped with the skills needed to apply mathematical techniques correctly.  Students who choose the HL option in mathematics will delve deeper into complex mathematical problems and topics such as matrices, vectors, statistics and calculus.

IB MATHEMATICS: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 11 (SL) 4 credits
IB MATHEMATICS: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 12 (SL) 4 credits

This course is available only at standard level, and is equivalent in status to mathematics SL, but addresses different needs. It has an emphasis on analytical approaches to mathematics, and the largest section is on statistical techniques. It is designed for students with varied mathematical backgrounds and abilities. It offers students opportunities to learn important concepts and techniques and to gain an understanding of a wide variety of mathematical topics. It prepares students to be able to solve problems in a variety of settings, to develop more sophisticated mathematical reasoning and to enhance their critical thinking. Its intent is to allow students to learn through inquiry and investigation. The individual project is an extended piece of work based on personal research involving the collection, analysis and evaluation of data. Students taking this course are well prepared for a career in social sciences, humanities, languages or arts.