Heritage Woods Mathematics offers a variety of courses designed to meet the needs of all students. It is important that students select courses that suit their abilities as well as career aspirations. The Mathematics Department strives to provide a Mathematical curriculum that helps students:
Develop an appreciation of the role of Mathematics in everyday life
Develop strong Mathematical skills
Develop self confidence and enjoyment in the study of Mathematics
This academic course is designed to review and extend concepts introduced in Grade 8. Concepts include number operations and relations, algebraic and linear equations, circle geometry, measurement and statistics, and probability. The focus in the course is to strengthen and build math skills in various topics and encourage students to become effective problem solvers in all areas of Mathematics.
Math 9 Honours
This course is designed for students who want that extra challenge in Mathematics. The course focuses on enriching the core curriculum and providing opportunities to study the curriculum in greater depth. Participation in Math contests is highly encouraged in this course. Assessment exam required.
Principles of Math 10
This academic course focuses on a number of new concepts which include radical, rational expressions/equations, linear equations, functions, series and sequences, and an extension of trigonometry. The course is fast-paced and students must be willing to review and complete all of their assignments on a regular basis. A provincial exam will count for 20% of the final mark for this course.
Principles of Math 10 Honours
This academic Math 10 course is designed for students who want an extra challenge in Mathematics. The course provides opportunities to enrich the curriculum and be involved in a number of math contests. A keen and curious mind is highly recommended. A provincial exam will count for 20% of the final mark for this course. Teacher recommendation required.
Essentials of Math 10
This practical course is designed for students who try hard but struggle with many of the math concepts. In this course, students will be involved in making a budget, calculating percents and interest, solving trigonometry problems, calculating areas of different shapes, and reading and drawing graphs. A provincial exam will count for 20% of the final mark for this course. Teacher recommendation advised.
Applications of Math 10
This course emphasizes technology and real life applications of mathematics. Students are involved in making spreadsheets, graphing various functions, solving trigonometry problems, and doing some basic algebraic concepts. Projects will be assigned and students are expected to have solid study skills. A provincial exam will count for 20% of the final mark for this course.
Principles of Math 11
This academic Math course extends Math 10 concepts and introduces new topics such as quadratic and polynomial functions, systems of equations and inequalities, rational, radical and absolute equations, and inequalities and circle geometry. It is a rigorous course and requires that students have excellent study skills. Recommendation: C+ or better in Principles of Math 10.
Principles of Math 11 Honours
This course provides an enriched curriculum for students seeking that extra challenge in Mathematics. Topics in Math 11 will be covered in more depth with an emphasis on developing effective problem solvers. Participation in a number of Math contests is highly encouraged in this course. Recommendation: Math 10 Honours or teacher recommendation.
Applications of Math 11
This course emphasizes real life contexts and vocational applications of topics such as graphing, functions, linear systems, finance, and circle geometry. The course will attempt to present Mathematics as an essential tool in everyday life and in many careers. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Mathematics requirement for secondary school graduation and for many colleges and Institutes of Technology programs. Scientific and graphing calculator required. Recommendation: Applications of Math 10 or teacher recommendation.
Essentials of Math 11
This practical course is designed for students who have demonstrated a sincere effort but find Math challenging. The course reviews and extends concepts introduced in Essentials Math 10 with an emphasis on real life applications. Students will learn about interest rates, making a budget, drawing and reading graphs, measurement and trigonometry. Calculators will be used to develop concepts and aid in computations. Teacher recommendation advised.
Principles of Math 12
This academic course introduces and extends concepts such as functions (logarithmic, polynomial and trigonometric) series and sequences, conics, and probability and statistics. Success in Math 12 requires excellent study skills and a solid foundation in Math 11. Scientific and graphing calculator required. Recommendation: C+ or better in Principles of Math 11.
This course is designed for students wishing to take calculus at the post secondary level. The course offers an overview of the following topics: properties of functions, analytic geometry, limits, derivatives and integrals. In June, students will have the option of writing the challenge exam. Recommendation: Principles of Math 12.
Calculus 12 AP
This course is intended for students who have excellent mathematical skills and intend to study mathematics, engineering, or science at the post secondary level. The main topics covered are analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. One of the goals is to prepare students to write the AP exam in May. Students also have the option of writing the challenge exam in June. Recommendation: Principles of Math 12.