Mathematics

2006-2007

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The mathematics courses are designed according to the Curriculum Outcomes Framework of t he Department of Education. These are Essential Graduation Learnings, General Curriculum outcomes, Key-Stage Curriculum Outcomes and Specific Curriculum Outcomes.
Essential Graduation Learnings include: Aesthetic Expression, Citizenship, Communication, Personal Development, Problem Solving and Technological Competence.
General Curriculum Outcomes include: 1. Number Concepts, Relationships and Operations 2. Patterns and Relations 3. Shape and Space 4. Data Management and Probability

Courses offered are: (access course titles for information)

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Mathematics Foundations 10 Mathematics Foundations 11 Mathematics Foundations 12
Mathematics 10 Plus Mathematics 11 Mathematics 12
Mathematics 10 Advanced Mathematics 11 Advanced Mathematics 12
. . Pre-calculus
. . Calculus 12
. Applied Information Technology .
. Open Accounting Accounting 12 Academic

Students should be aware of the spiral nature of the mathematics curriculum in which ideas are introduced early and extended through periodic reviews that consider them in greater depth.

The mathematics curriculum should:

  • refine and extend methods of mathematical problem solving
  • include problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content
  • develop concepts through the interplay among the five representations: concrete, pictorial, verbal, symbolic, and contextual
  • use mental math and estimation strategies on a daily basis
  • apply the process of mathematical modeling to real-world situations
  • continue to develop language and symbolism to communicate mathematical ideas
  • include numerous and varied experiences that reinforce and extend logical reasoning
  • test conjectures and express generalizations discovered through investigations
  • investigate the connections and interplay among various mathematical topics and their applications

Students should be able to use appropriate technology as a tool in computation and a means of developing concepts or enhancing the teaching process.