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Introduction to Pre-calculus Math

Confidently solve problems

Communicate and reason mathematically

Increase mathematical literacy

Make connections between mathematics and

its applications

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!