Math Senior 1 - Mrs. CA Swayzie

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Introduction to Pre-calculus Math


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Confidently solve problems



Communicate and reason mathematically



Increase mathematical literacy



Make connections between mathematics and
its applications


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Engaging and persevering in mathematical
problem solving
Thinking and reflecting on your personal
progress
Contributing positively to discussions
Taking risks – it is okay to make mistakes!
Working both independently and as a
contributing member of a group
Using a variety of mathematical processes
Using mental math and estimation
Incorporating technology and visualization skills


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Numbers



Patterns and Relations



Shape and Space



Statistics and Probabilities

◦ Develop number sense (rational numbers, powers and
exponents)
◦ Use patterns to describe the world and solve problems
◦ Use a variety of algebraic expressions to solve problems
(variables, equations, polynomials)
◦ Measurement and circle geometry
◦ Characteristics of 3D objects and 2D shapes and analyze
the relationships among them
◦ Describe and analyze position and motion of objects and
shapes

◦ Collect, display and analyze data to solve problems
◦ Use experimental or theoretical probabilities to represent
and solve problems involving uncertainty


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Rational Numbers
Powers and Exponents
Scale Factors and Similarity
Introduction to Polynomials
Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials
Linear Relations
Solving Equations
Linear Inequalities
Circle Geometry
Symmetry and Surface Area
Data Analysis


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Summative Tests:
 Tests are written at the end of each unit. All
tests are cumulative in nature, however, are
mainly based on the current unit. The student is
responsible to inform the teacher and seek help
if she is in need of extra revision at least 24
hours prior to a test date.


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Quizzes: Quizzes are used to assess current understanding
and occur approximately once a week. Quizzes are helpful in
adjusting teaching and learning strategies as students
progress towards achieving the learning outcomes.
Homework: Assignments are given on a daily basis. All
assignments are mandatory. Some assignments are formative
in nature, in that they indicate where concepts have been
grasped, or where continued work needs to occur in order to
master content. Other assignments are more summative in
nature in that a student is displaying their firm grasp of
concepts, and is required to apply them on specific tasks.
Students are to speak with the teacher at the beginning of
class if an assignment is incomplete. This student is then
responsible to complete said assignment and show the
teacher the following class. Please advise the teacher if a
class will be missed due to foreseeable circumstances.


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Personal reflections: Students will
continuously be encouraged to think about
their mathematical thinking. This includes
reflecting about their learning, their progress,
the strategies that are working for them,
investigating their thinking processes and
seeking to understand their own role in their
mathematical literacy.


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The final grade in the course is allocated on
the following basis:
◦ 60% term work
 (homework, quizzes, assignments and projects)

◦ 10% mid year assessment pieces
◦ 30% final exam


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Tutorials for students wanting to feel more
confident in the topic are available, at lunch
hour or 3:30, upon request. Students must
give suitable notice so that an appropriate
meeting time can be arranged. It is always
beneficial to request extra help as soon as
needed, rather than wait until the test. We
also encourage students to take advantage of
the Learning Centre, which is open every
lunch hour and after school.


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Show respect for self and all members of the class at all
times.
Prepare and present course material in a sequential
manner.
Support student learning by providing opportunities for
students to question and clarify the material presented.
Prepare assessments that reflect the work presented.
Provide students with information about their learning in a
timely manner.
Keep accurate records of all assessments to ensure
evaluative information is derived from the stated sources
and as outlined to students.
Provide time outside the classroom experience for
students, who choose, to receive additional support on a
regular basis.


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Show respect for self and all other members of the class at
all times.
Bring all required materials to each class.
Be on time for all classes. If for any reason a student is
not in attendance for a class that student is responsible
for getting assigned work from the teacher or from a
classmate. This work must be completed.
Maintain all work in a neat and organized manner.
Complete all assigned homework. Generally homework is
due the day after it is assigned unless otherwise stated by
the teacher. Meet all due dates for assignments.
Seek help from the teacher or classmates when
experiencing difficulty.
Write unit test(s) during re-write session, Tuesday or
Thursday afternoon, in the event the student is absent for
a specific unit test.


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Work hard
 Be responsible for your learning
 Improve your skills
 Don’t quit when it gets tough
 Ask questions
 Be curious
 Get help when you need it
 Have fun!



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