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Foundations and Math and Pre-Calculus 10


Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10 

Course Overview

Big Ideas

Algebra allows us to generalize  relationships through abstract thinking.

The meanings of, and connections between, each operation extend to powers and polynomials.

Constant rate of change
is an essential attribute of
linear relations and has
meaning in different representations and contexts.

Trigonometry involves usingproportional reasoning to solve indirect measurement problems.

Representing and analyzing situations allows us to notice and wonder about relationships.



Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 is an academic course designed to provide students the necessary skills and mathematical understanding required to move onto any of the grade 11 math courses.

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, online unit quizzes/test and one written assignment to submit. There is also an in-person midterm and final exam.

Where does this course fit?

  • Pre-requisite: Mathematics 9 is a pre-requisite to this course.
  • Graduation Status: One of the Grade 10 Mathematics options required for graduation
  • Students who successfully meet the learning outcomes for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 may continue onto any of the grade 11 Math courses.

Course Materials

  • All course content, videos, and practice questions are online. A computer is need 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 notetaking and working on practice questions.

Brief Outline




Exploring the primary trigonometric ratios and functions.


Analyzing operations on powers with integral exponents and looking at prime factorization.


Discovering polynomial expressions and functions. Learning to simplify all operations on polynomials.


Developing strategies to factor polynomials and looking at special cases such as difference of squares.


Modelling with linear equations and developing strategies for solving equations and systems of linear equations.


Connecting data, analyzing graphs and as well as using technology and other methods to graph linear functions.

Sequences & Series

Applying formal language to increasing and decreasing linear patterns.


Exploring types of income and looking at income tax and deductions.

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course

Unit Quizzes & Tests


8 Unit Assignments


2 Projects


Midterm exam


Final exam


You have up to a year to complete your course.

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