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The BC Ministry of Education launched a new provincial Mathematics curriculum in September 2010.  As different post-secondary schools have small differences in their entrance requirements, students who are undecided as to what post-secondary path they plan to pursue are advised to follow the pre-calculus stream of math. It must be noted, however, that most schools require the Pre-Calculus stream for courses other than Arts programs. Students and parents are encouraged to research the admission requirements for post-secondary programs of study as they vary by institution and by year. Please see the attached Internet link for complete details:

MATHEMATICS 9                                                                                            MMA - - 09

Pre-Requisite Course Required: Mathematics 8       

This course centers on a more formal approach to beginning algebra, including simplification of expressions, study of exponents, factoring, solution of equations and inequalities and linear relations, and financial literacy.  Similarity, 2-D and 3-D applications, and circle geometry are included.  Data analysis includes sampling procedures.  Trigonometry will also be introduced.  Throughout the year, we will be engaging in problem solving and applying the skills learned to things relevant to the local community.  A scientific calculator is required for the trigonometry component of the course.


FOUNDATION OF MATHEMATICS/PRE-CALCULUS 10                             MFMP-10   

Pre-Requisite Course Required: Mathematics 9

This course is a common preparation for both streams in Grades 11 and 12.  The Foundations of Mathematics stream is for students who do not intend to pursue Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Economics, or Commerce in their post-secondary education.  Students who intend to take Calculus 12 in high school are advised to take the Pre-Calculus stream.  In this course, Algebra skills are broadened to include the study of relations and functions, roots and powers, linear functions and systems of equations.  There is a unit on measurement and solid geometry. Trigonometry will be studied in greater depth.  (Possible additional topics: experimental probability and financial literacy)


PRE-CALCULUS 11                                                                                             MPREC11

Pre-Requisite Course Required: Foundation of Mathematics/Pre-Calculus 10

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into Math, Science, Engineering or Commerce at the post-secondary level.  Topics include relations and functions, trigonometry, polynomial functions and graphing.  This course satisfies the Ministry of Education’s Mathematics graduation requirements.  Students who are planning on post-secondary education in the above areas must also take Pre-Calculus 12.  (Possible additional topic: financial literacy)

PRE-CALCULUS 11 Support (Double Block)                                                  MPREC11C01

Pre-Requisite Course Required: Foundation of Mathematics/Pre-Calculus 10

This course is the same as Pre-calculus 11 (see description above).  This course is offered as a double block (students have math class daily) because they need additional support and time to complete the curriculum.  Those students who received a C+ or lower in Mathematics 10 will be given first priority to enroll in this class.


PRE-CALCULUS 12                                                                                              MPREC12

Pre-Requisite Course Required: Pre-Calculus 11

Pre-Calculus provides the background skills needed to continue with the study of Calculus.  The study of trigonometry, logarithmic functions, translations, permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem is included.  Please note that this course is required for study in any of the science, mathematics or business disciplines at university.  Students should check with their counselor to ensure the correct Mathematics course has been selected in order to continue in their field of study at post- secondary institutions.  (Possible additional topic: conics)

CALCULUS 12                                                                                                      MCALC 12

Pre-Requisite Course Required: Pre-Calculus 12 (or to be taken concurrently)

Students who have completed Pre-Calculus 12 may take this course.  Those students who wish to take Calculus 12 concurrently with Pre-Calculus 12 should have the permission of the teacher and be a very strong Mathematics student in Math 11.  The study of Calculus requires a sound understanding of algebra and analytic and trigonometric geometry.  Calculus 12 is an introductory course covering the study of elementary functions.  Topics in both Differential and Integral Calculus are included in the curriculum.  Many students who take this course write the AP Calculus AB exam in May.  Students may also opt to write the UBC-SFU-UVIC-UNBC Challenge Exam in June.


AP CALCULUS 12 AB                                                                                            ACAL-12

Pre-Requisite Course Required: Pre-Calculus 11 with a minimum grade of 86%, Pre-Calculus 12 (Or to be taken concurrently)

A supplement AP application form is required.

AP Calculus AB consists of a full high school academic year of work and is comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities.  Students are expected to write the AP Calculus AB exam and it is highly recommended that those wishing to take AP Calculus 12 AB be very strong in Mathematics.  Those who are taking Pre-Calculus 12 concurrently must have a strong understanding of trigonometry and logarithms.  Priority will be given to those who have taken a full year of Pre-Calculus 11.

Most of the year will be devoted to differential and integral calculus.  Topics include: Functions, Graphs, and Limits, Concept of Derivatives, Derivatives at a Point, Derivative as a function, Second Derivatives, Applications of Derivatives, Computation of Derivatives, Interpretations and Properties of Definite Integrals, Application of Integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Techniques of Antidifferentiation, Applications of Antidifferentiation, and Numerical Approximations to Definite Integrals.  A graphing calculator is required.

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