The following provides a brief background on the mathematics course sequences at the high school level. Parents and students should seek advice from the counselling department and the mathematics department head if they are unsure of which sequence best meets the needs and abilities of the student. The "-1" sequence is designed for students who are planning on pursuing post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus. The "-2" sequence is designed for students who are planning on pursuing post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus.

The "-3" sequence is designed for students who are planning on entry into the majority of trades and direct entry into the work force.

Grade ten students planning to complete either the "-1" or "-2" sequence will enrol in Mathematics 10-C (10-Combined), while students planning to complete the "-3" sequence will enrol in 10-3.

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**Course Descriptions**

** Math 10-C** (

*5 credits):*Mathematics10-C is combined mathematics course for students planning on completing the "-1" or "-2" sequences. Students need to have successfully completed Mathematics 9 in order to enrol in Mathematics 10-C. Units of studying this course include measurement (systems of measurement, 3-dimensional geometry, trigonometry), algebra and numbers (exponents, radicals, polynomials), relations and functions (linear functions, equations, graphs), and systems of equations (graphical and algebraic solutions).

* Math 10-3* (

*5 credits):*

*This is the introductory course for students pursuing the "-3" sequence. Units of study in this course include measurement (systems of measurement, surface area, volume) geometry (Pythagorean theorem, 2-dimensional geometry, trigonometry), numbers (mathematics of income and finance), and algebra (algebraic manipulations and application).*

* Math 20-1* (

*5 credits):*Mathematics 20-1 is the grade eleven course in the -1 high school mathematics sequence. Students need to have successfully completed Mathematics 10-C to be enrolled in this course. Topics of study include radical arithmetic and equations; rational expressions and equations; coordinate trigonometry and the sine and cosine laws; polynomial functions and inequalities; absolute value functions; quadratic functions and equations; and arithmetic and geometric sequences.

*A TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator is required for this course.*

* Math 20-2* (

*5 credits):*Mathematics 20-2 is the grade eleven course in the -2 high school mathematics sequence. Students need to have successfully completed Mathematics 10-C to be enrolled in this course. Topics of study include rate, ratios, and scale factors; trigonometric proofs and the sine and cosine laws; inductive and deductive reasoning; radical arithmetic and equations; statistics; and quadratic functions and equations.

*A TI-83+ or TI-84+ calculator is required for this course*

* Math 20-3* (

*5 credits):*Mathematics 20-3 is the grade eleven course in the -3 high school mathematics sequence. Students need to have successfully completed Mathematics 10-3 to be enrolled in this course. Topics of study include surface area and volume; right angle trigonometry; numerical reasoning; finance; slope and unit analysis; and statistical graphing.

* Math 30-1* (

*5 credits):*Mathematics 30-1 is the grade 12 course in teh -1 high school mathematics sequence. Students need to have successfully completed mathematics 20-1 to be enrolled in this course. Topics of study include trigonometric functions, equations and identities: function composition and transformations: logarithmic and exponential functions; polynomial, rational and radical functions; and combinatorics.

*A TI-83+ or TI84+ graphing calculator is required for this course.*

* Math 30-2 *(

*5 credits):*Mathematics 30-2 is the grade twelve course in the -2 high school mathematics sequence. students need to have successfully completed Mathematics 20-2 to be enrolled in this course. Topics of study include logic and reasoning; probability and combinatorics; rational expressions and equations; logarithmic and exponential functions; and exponential , logarithmic, polynomial and sinusoidal data.

*A TI-83+ or TI84+ graphing calculator is required for this course.*

* Math 30-3 *(

*5 credits):*Mathematics 30-3 is the grade twelve course in the -3 high school mathematics sequence. students need to have successfully completed Mathematics 20-3 to be enrolled in this course. Topics of study include measurement; applied trigonometry; two and three dimensional transformations; vehicle and small business finance; linear relations, statistics; and probability.

* Math 31* (

*5 credits):*Mathematics 31 is a course in basic differential and integral calculus, and is designed for those students planning on enrolling in post-secondary programs such as engineering, commerce, and science. Completion of this course provides students with significant preparatory skills for their first year calculus courses in post-secondary programs. Topics of study include limits, rules of differentiation, applications of derivatives, calculus of trigonometric, exponential, & logarithmic functions, anti-differentiation, techniques of integration & differentials, and applications of integration. Math 30-1 is a prerequisite/ co-requisite for Math 31.