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Essential Mathematics 20S

In Math 20S, students will  work on multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, percentages, word problems, algebra, area and perimeter, and personal finances in order to prepare for math 30S.

Essential Mathematics 30S

This course begins with a short review of basic skills and then emphasizes consumer applications, problem-solving and decision-making, as well as number sense, number use and communicating mathematically. Students will study the following topics: income and debt, relations and functions, data analysis and interpretation, measurement, owning and operating a vehicle, personal income tax and application of probability.

Consumer Mathematics 40S

Students will expand their mathematical literacy by understanding how mathematical concepts permeate daily life, business, industry and government by focusing on such topics as personal finance, government finance, variations and formulas, statistics, investments, taxation, design and measurement, and a career/life project.

Applied Mathematics 30S

The goal of applied math is to prepare students for technologist training in post-secondary institutions or apprenticeship. While the content of the applied mathematics curriculum is similar to that of the pre-calculus mathematics curriculum, the emphasis on solving problems allows modelling of many real-world situations. This course reviews the basics of algebra, then specifically teaches linear and non-linear functions, systems of equations, linear programming, data management and analysis, and precision measurement and geometry, including trigonometry.  This course is a pre-requisite for Applied Mathematics 40S unless other evidence of success can be provided.

Applied Mathematics 40S

The goal of applied math is to prepare students for technologist training in post-secondary institutions or apprenticeship. While the content of the applied mathematics curriculum is similar to that of the pre-calculus mathematics curriculum, the emphasis on solving problems allows modelling of many real-world situations. This course specifically teaches matrix modelling, vectors, personal finance, probability, variability and statistical analysis, design and measurement, applications of periodic functions, and sequences.

Pre-calculus Mathematics 30S

This course is designed for students who intend to study calculus and related mathematics as part of their post-secondary education. The course is designed primarily as a high-level study of theoretical mathematics with an emphasis on problem-solving and mental mathematics. Topics include: quadratic functions, trigonometry, geometry, analytic geometry, functions, consumer mathematics and logic/proof.  This course is a pre-requisite for pre-calculus 40S.

Pre-calculus Mathematics 40S 

For students who intend to study calculus and related mathematics as part of their post-secondary education, this course is designed primarily as a high-level study of theoretical mathematics with an emphasis on problem-solving and mental mathematics. Topics include: transformations, circular functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, permutations and combinations, probability and conic sections.

Pre-calculus 30S or evidence of previous success with higher level algebraic studies is a prerequisite to pre-calculus 40S. Pre-calculus 40S is designed for students with good mathematical ability who will be continuing studies at the post-secondary level in fields related to science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, architecture or the technologies. The curriculum is intended as preparation for calculus at the university or college levels.

Accounting Systems 40S

Accounting Systems 40S is a course designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge of accounting systems.  Topics include an introduction to accounting systems, an introduction to adjusting entries and computerized accounting systems, receivables, payables, company accounts and inventory.

This course meets the Grade 12 Math requirement for graduation.