The aim of mathematics education is to prepare students to:
communicate and reason mathematically
use estimation and mental mathematics, where appropriate
reason and justify their thinking
select and use appropriate technologies as tools to solve problems
connect mathematical ideas to other concepts in mathematics, everyday experiences and to other subjects
appreciate and value mathematics as an integral component of society.
Mathematical skills are recognized in Catholic schools as valuable and necessary tools that serve both personal growth and the world order. Applied to the Christian vocation to build a world of integrity, justice and dignity for all, abstract mathematical skills serve to make it possible for us to better understand our present reality, make responsible choices regarding the future, and perceive the impact of our behaviour and decisions on ourselves, others and the world. Mathematics reflects the genius of the mathematicians who, through the centuries, have developed this largely abstract science. The product of these minds is also a reflection of the glory of God fully alive, in not only the mathematicians but in those who learn from them.
Students completing Math 10C will develop creative problem-solving skills, enhance their mental math skills and learn to make connections between mathematical concepts in their lives. Students must have a minimum mark of 50% in Grade 9 Math to enroll in this course. This course is a prerequisite for Math 20-1 and Math 20-2.
Mathematics 10C Honours
Student enrolled in this course will undertake a study of general mathematical concepts that will form the basis of future I.B. math course. Students will cover similar content as presented in the regular Math 10C course, in addition to this they will be covering additional topics that will help prepare and fulfill the requirements of the IB Programme. Recommendation for Success – minimum of 80% in Grade 9 Math.
Mathematics 10C X
The Math 10C X program is comprised of the same outcomes as Math 10C but is designed to provide more reinforcement of prerequisite knowledge, mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills. The intent of this course is to improve success in Math 10C and provide a superior transition into the Math 20-2. Students must have a minimum mark of 50% in Grade 9 Math. This course is recommended for students with marks between 50% and 60% although students up to 65% in grade 9 Math may consider this course.
Students completing this course will have an understanding of Measurement, Trigonometry, Geometry, Finance, Logical and Proportional Reasoning. This course is for students who are planning on pursuing one of many post secondary trade or apprenticeship programs. Students with less than 50% in Grade 9 Math must enrol in this course.
Mathematics 20 IB
Students enrolled in this course will receive instruction of the regular Math 20-1 curriculum as well as several curricular additions that will begin to cover the International Baccalaureate Programme of study. These include the study of Vectors and Probability. There will be a continued emphasis on process, presentation, and research skill development. Recommendation for Success - minimum 80% in Math 10C.
Students enrolled in this course will focus on solving problems algebraically. Areas of study include Quadratic, rational, Radical and Absolute Value functions, as well as inequalities and sequences. 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 calculus. Recommendation for Success – minimum 65% in Math 10C.
Students enrolled in this course will focus on solving problems pictorially and algebraically. Areas of study include Relations & Functions, Statistics and Reasoning. This sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking identified for post-secondary programs that do not require the study of calculus. Prerequisite is 50% of higher in Math 10C.
Students enrolled in this course will focus on Measurement, Finance and Statistical Reasoning. 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 workforce. Prerequisite is 50% or higher in Math 10-3.
Students enrolled in this course will focus on the exploration of functions. Areas of study include Transformation, Trigonometric Reasoning, Permutation & Combinations, Polynomial Functions, Exponential & Logarithmic functions. Math 30-1 is a co-requisite for Math 31. Recommendation for success – 65% in Math 20-1.
Students enrolled in this course will focus on deepening their understanding in a broad variety of mathematical concepts. Areas of study include, Logical Reasoning, Probability, Trigonometry and Relations & Functions. The course is designed for students who wish to attend university, college or technical institutes after high school, but do not need calculus skills. Prerequisite is 50% or higher in Math 20-2.
This course is designed to meet the entrance requirements for apprentices in most trades programs. Areas of study include Probability, Statistics, Finance, Geometry and Measurement. This course is designed for students who wish to enter the workforce directly after high school. Prerequisite is 50% or higher in Math 20-3.
Mathematics 31 is intended for students who are intending to pursue post-secondary studies in a university or college intensive program. Mathematics 31 is the study of calculus. Topics studied include derivatives, integral calculus, volumes of solids, calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions and applications of derivatives. It is accepted by post-secondary institutions in all faculty areas and is prerequisite for the faculty of engineering.
Mathematics 30-1 IB and Mathematics 31 IB
5 credits each
Students in this course will cover the Alberta Learning curriculum for Math 30-1 and Math 31 as well as any remaining topics from the IB Programme of study. Students will start the first semester by covering topics from the Math 30-1 curriculum, completing this in early December. Students will then start content from the Math 31 curriculum. The Math 30-1 Diploma Exam will be written in January. The second semester will cover topics from the Math 31 curriculum that are relevant to the IB curriculum, as well as any remaining IB content. They will write the IB exam in early May, finishing any remaining Math 31 content for the remainder of the second semester. Recommendation for success is 80% or higher in Math 20-1 IB. *These courses are taken as a package in semester I and II of the student Grade 12 year.