About Us High School Course Descriptions
Math

Mathematics

Math 9

  • builds on math concepts from previous year
  • provides a foundation for problem solving using rational numbers, geometry and measurement, data analysis, and basic algebra

About the Pathways for Math 10 and 20

Workplace and Apprenticeship

  • Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students intending to pursue careers in the trades and general workplaces.
  • Students who enjoy hands-on work would be well-suited for this pathway.
  • 30% to 40% of all Grade 12 graduates are entering fields for which the mathematics in this pathway is appropriate

 Pre-Calculus

  • Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in science-related areas.
  • 10% to 20% of all Grade 12 graduates are entering fields for which the mathematics in this pathway is appropriate

 Foundations of Mathematics

  • Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students intending to pursue careers in areas that typically require university, but are not math intensive, such as the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and nursing.
  • 40% to 60% of all Grade 12 graduates are entering fields for which the mathematics in this pathway is appropriate

Can a student change pathways?

Yes, but they need to have the prerequisite pathway courses.  Because the content of courses in each pathway is unique, a course from one pathway will not provide the background knowledge necessary to be successful in another pathway.

Workplace and Apprenticeship 10

  • This course focuses on mathematics that will be used in the workplace, especially for those who are planning to apprentice for a trade, take a college course or enter the workplace directly after graduation form secondary school.
  • Several of the chapters include a focus on consumer and business mathematics. Others concentrate on mathematics that provide essential knowledge for specific trades and occupations.
  • We recommend that all students take this course in Grade 10.
  • This course is the pre-requisite for Workplace and Apprenticeship 20.

 Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10

  • This course covers many of the traditional topics in math such as factoring, exponents, graphing lines and trigonometry, as well as the added topic of Imperial and metric measurement conversions.
  • This course is the pre-requisite for Foundations 20 and Pre-Calculus 20.
  • We recommend that all students take this course in Grade 10.
  • Foundations and Pre-Calculus pathways are designed for those students planning on going on to Post Secondary Institutions.

 Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20

  • Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 10 is a prerequisite
  • This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for entry into some technical institute programs (SIAST), select university programs, and for direct entry into the workforce.
  • Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, numeracy, statistics, and probability

 Foundations of Mathematics 20

  • Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 is a prerequisite
  • This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical skills identified for post secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical Calculus.
  • Topics include financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, numeracy, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.

 Pre-Calculus 20

  • Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 is a prerequisite
  • This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical skills identified for entry into post secondary studies in programs that require the study of theoretical Calculus.
  • Topics include algebra and number theory, measurement, relations and functions, and trigonometry

 Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30

  • Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 is a prerequisite
  • This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for entry into some technical institute programs (SIAST), select university programs, and for direct entry into the workforce.
  • Topics include linear relations, measurement, statistics, probability, geometry, trigonometry, transformations, consumer mathematics.

 Foundations of Mathematics 30

  • Foundations 20 is a prerequisite
  • This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical skills identified for post secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical Calculus.
  • Topics include set theory and logic, probability, functions and financial applications.

 Pre-Calculus 30

  • Pre-Calculus 20 is a prerequisite
  • This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical skills identified for entry into post secondary studies in programs that require the study of theoretical Calculus.
  • Topics include transformations and functions, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, function operations, permutations, combinations, and binomial theorem

Calculus 30

  • Pre-Calculus 30 is a prerequisite
  • covers the study of limits, differentiation, integration, maxima and minima, area, and related rates