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Foundations of Math 11

Foundations of Mathematics 11 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Similar shapes and objects have proportional relationships that can be described, measured, and compared.

Optimization informs the decision-making process in situations involving extreme values.

Logical reasoning  helps us discover and describe mathematical truths.

Statistical analysis allows us to notice, wonder about, and answer questions about variation.



Foundations of Mathematics 11 is an academic course designed to provide the necessary critical-thinking skills and mathematical understanding for students who plan to go to post-secondary programs that do not require calculus. The material covered in this course builds on the skills and content from Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 as well as introducing new concepts.

This course is self-paced and is designed to engage students using a series of online video lessons and then providing practice questions for students to complete. There are 8 units in the course and each unit has several videos and a learning guide to help you follow along in the course and practice new concepts. There is also an in-person midterm and final exam.

Where does this course fit?

  • Prerequisites:  Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10
  • Graduation Status: One of the Grade 11/12 Math options required for graduation 
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 can be used for the BC Graduation Mathematics 11 requirement for students who do not intend to go into programs requiring calculus.
  • Students who successfully meet the learning outcomes for this course may continue onto Foundations of Mathematics 12.

Course Materials

  • All course content, videos, and practice questions are online. A computer is needed to access these.
  • A scientific calculator is recommended, but not essential.
  • Lined and graphing paper as well as pencil, pen erasers are recommended for students to use for note taking and working on practice questions.

Brief Outline




Developing strategies and apply mathematical understanding to problem solve using inductive and deductive reasoning.

Financial Literacy

Exploring compound vs simple interest for investments and loans.


Explore the properties and relationship of angles associated with parallel lines and with geometric figures.

Rates, Ratios & Scales

Analyze scale factors and proportions of various 2 and 3-dimensional figures.

Equations and Graphs

Explore the characteristics of lines and use technology to graph linear equations and systems of equations.

Quadratic Functions

Explore the characteristics and properties of quadratic functions and optimal solutions to max/min applications.


Use technology to graph inequalities and analyze optimal solutions to applications.

Application of Statistics

Collecting data and interpreting it through central tendencies, standard deviation, and confidence intervals.

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course

Startup quiz and assignment


7 Unit Assignments


14 small unit quizzes


7 Unit Test


Midterm exam


Final exam


You have up to a year to complete your course. 

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