Mathematics

Mathematics 8

Mathematics 8 is designed to develop and reflect upon numeracy skills by combining mathematical knowledge, communication skills, problem solving, reasoning, mental math, estimation, visualization, and the use of technology. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. Students will learn to understand math in meaningful contexts and link concrete and abstract ideas through concrete, pictorial, and symbolic concepts. Students will be encouraged to take risks in their investigations, and will work on their ability to solve more difficult problems. Students will be expected to achieve a minimum level of 2 in all MYP criteria in order to successfully complete Mathematics 8. Click HERE to view the provincial Mathematics 8 curriculum.

 

Mathematics 8/9

Mathematics 8/9 is an accelerated course that completes the curricula from Mathematics 8 and Mathematics 9 in one year. Students must directly apply to take this course. The application process includes a teacher reference and entrance exam (to be taken at Boyd at the time indicated on the application form). Please contact the school for more information. Students will be eligible to take Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 the following year upon receiving a minimum level of 5 in all MYP criteria. Click HERE to view the provincial Mathematics 8 curriculum and click HERE for the provincial Mathematics 9 curriculum.

 

Mathematics 9

Mathematics 9 continues to develop and build upon the concepts and numeracy skills developed in the Mathematics 8 curriculum. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. Students will move from whole and integer number systems into the rational number system. Students will learn to further their thinking through explanations, drawings/models, visualizations, and discussions with others, in order to create deeper understanding. Students will continue to be encouraged to take risks in their investigations, and will work on their ability to solve more challenging problems. Students will be expected to achieve a minimum level of 2 in all MYP criteria in order to successfully complete Mathematics 9. Click HERE to view the provincial Mathematics 9 curriculum.

 

Workplace Mathematics 10 

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. The course will concentrate on algebra, geometry, number sense with practical applications measurement, and trigonometry, and will continue to focus on mathematical processes learned in Math 8 and 9.  All areas of learning are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. Students with a credit for Workplace Mathematics 10 are eligible to take Workplace Mathematics 11. Click HERE to view the provincial Workplace Mathematics 10 curriculum.

 

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in both the arts and the sciences. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. The course will concentrate on algebra, number theory and operations, relations and functions, trigonometry, and logical reasoning, and will continue to focus on the mathematical processes learned in Math 8 and 9. Students will be expected to achieve a minimum level of 2 in all MYP criteria in order to successfully complete the course. Students with a credit for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 are eligible to take Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calculus 11. Click HERE to view the provincial Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 curriculum.

 

Workplace Mathematics 11

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical- thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. The course will concentrate on measurement, geometry, applications of numbers, algebra and statistics. Click HERE to view the provincial Workplace Mathematics 11 curriculum. 

 

Foundations of Mathematics 11

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that DO NOT require the study of theoretical Calculus. This course will concentrate on geometry, logical reasoning, statistics, relations and functions with their applications, and financial literacy. The course also involves a research project. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. Students with a credit in Foundations of Mathematics 11 are eligible to take Foundations of Mathematics 12. Click HERE to view the provincial Foundations of Mathematics 11 curriculum. 

 

Pre- Calculus 11

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical Calculus. This course will concentrate on algebra and numbers, trigonometry, relations and functions. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. Students with a credit in Pre-Calculus 11 are eligible to take Pre-Calculus 12.  Recommended Preparation: a minimum MYP level of 4 in Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 is suggested. Click HERE to view the provincial Pre-Calculus 11 curriculum.

 

Foundations of Mathematics 12

Foundations of Mathematics 12 is a course designed for students who have taken Foundations of Math 11. In this course, students will develop number sense in financial applications, logical reasoning, critical thinking skill related to uncertainty, and algebraic and graphical reasoning through the study of relations and functions. This course also entails a Research Project through which students will research and give a presentation on a current event or an area of interest that involves mathematics in order to develop an appreciation of the role of mathematics in society. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. *Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to research college/university program requirements prior to selecting their math courses, as these are subject to change. Click HERE to view the provincial Foundations of Mathematics 12 curriculum.

 

Pre-Calculus 12 

Pre-Calculus 12 is an academically challenging course designed for students who have been successful in Pre-Calculus 11 and are planning to take Calculus in college/university. In this course, students will develop algebraic and graphical reasoning through the study of relations and polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. Students will also develop trigonometric reasoning through the study of trigonometric functions, equations, and identities. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. *Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to research college/university program requirements prior to selecting their math courses, as these are subject to change. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "B" grade minimum in Pre-Calculus 11. Click HERE to view the provincial Pre-Calculus 12 curriculum.

 

Advanced Placement Calculus 12

This course is designed for students intending to study Calculus at the college or university. All areas of the course are based on a “Know-Do-Understand” model to support a concept-based, competency-driven approach to learning. Topics include: limits, differentiation, and applications to curve sketching, maximum/ minimum problems, rate problems, growth-decay problems, areas and volumes of revolution. Students may elect to write the AP examination.  Students achieving a score of 4 or 5 on this exam may apply for standing granted for first semester calculus at many post-secondary institutions. Click HERE to view the provincial Calculus 12 curriculum.