École Dr. Charles Best Secondary School

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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**Math 9 Bridge – Mini course **

This course is designed as a skill building course to assist students who struggle with computation skills and key math concepts such as fractions, place value, rational numbers as well as concepts that will prepare them for the Apprenticeship and Workplace Math stream. At the end of this course, students will be prepared to take Mathematics 9 (in the second semester).

Mathematics 9

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 relations, geometry and statistics. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10.

**Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 10**

This option is designed to provide students with the Mathematical understanding and criticalthinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the workforce. Topics include understanding and applying the metric and imperial systems to the measurement of 2-D and 3-D objects, geometry and trigonometry, and the fundamentals of income, spending and debt. All topics are taught within a framework of problem solving. This course has a mandatory graduation program exam. At the end of this course, students are prepared for Apprenticeship and Workplace 11. Students may also choose one of the other Mathematics 10 or 11 course options pending departmental consultation.

**Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10**

This option is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary academic studies at colleges and universities. Topics include surface area and volume of 3-D objects, applying trigonometric ratios to right triangles, irrational numbers, powers involving integral and rational exponents, polynomials, and coordinate geometry with linear relations, systems of linear equations, and function notation. At the end of this course, students are prepared for either Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calculus 11.

**Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 11**

This course uses a variety of methods to solve reallife, practical, technical and theoretical problems. Topics include: problemsolving, relations and formulas, income and debt, data analysis and interpretation, measurement, technology, owning and operating a vehicle and personal planning.

**Foundations of Mathematics 11**

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. This might include the Humanities, Fine Arts, some Trades and Technical programs. The course will include such topics as Measurement, Relations and Functions, Geometry, Statistics and Logical Reasoning.

**Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11**

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. The course will include Absolute Value, Radical and Rational Equations, Quadratic Functions, Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and series and Trigonometry.

**Apprentice and Workplace Mathematics 12**

This course is specifically designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for a career in the trades industries or for direct entry into the work force. Topics include measurement, trigonometry, geometric transformations, number puzzles, leasing or buying a vehicle, small business, linear relations, central tendency, and probability.

**Foundations of Mathematics 12**

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for postsecondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include the 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**

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include Mathematics, Sciences Engineering and Commerce. Topics include trigonometry, relations and functions (exponential & logarithmic, polynomial, radical, rational, and transformations), and combinatorics.

**Calculus 12 / AP Calculus 12**

This course is very useful for students who have strong mathematical ability and who intend to take calculus in their first year at a postsecondary institution. The main topics are history of the development of calculus, functions, imits, continuity, derivative rules, curve sketching, related-rates problems, maximumminimum problems, and integrals and their applications. Derivations and proofs will also be a key component of this course. This course is very challenging and higher order conceptualization of Mathematics will be an everyday event. There is no provincial exam for this course; however, there is a final exam. Successful students may be encouraged to write the “Challenge Exam” offered by BC universities. Successful completion of this exam will provide credit for the first year mathematics courses offered at UBC, SFU and UVIC. Outstanding students also have the opportunity to write the AP Calculus exam in May. Recommended pre-requisite 80% in Math 12.

Mathematics Department Staff

Ms.Carmichael

Mr. Dy

Mr. Ishii

Ms. Ohori

Mr. Roemer

Mr. Smith

Mr. Sokol

Mr. Startin