# Math

MATHMATICS 8

Math 8 consolidates the learning from elementary school with a focus on number sense and problem-solving skills.

The course includes units on:
 Exponents Rational numbers Ratios Percent Graphing Measurements Geometry Statistics Solving equations

It is expected that students will use calculators throughout this course.

MATHMATICS 9         (required)

Topics or Focus:
• Working with exponents, solving equations, and operations with polynomials.
• Operations with rational numbers like operations with fractions.
• Graphing and making predictions based on patterns.
• Proportional reasoning about shapes and measures such as scale diagrams and unit conversions.
• Simple interest, savings and budgeting, or analyzing the validity of statistical information.

MATH COURSES FOR GRADES 10, 11 AND 12

Required courses for a Dogwood Diploma:
• Workplace 10 OR FMP (Foundations and Pre-Calculus) 10
• Workplace 11 OR Foundations 11 OR Pre-Calculus 11

WORKPLACE PATH: Fulfills requirements for:
• Dogwood Diploma
• Some college and university programs

FOUNDATIONS PATH: Fulfills requirements for:
• Dogwood Diploma
• University entrance to Humanities, Arts and some Sciences (such as Nursing, X-Ray)
• College Programs

PRE-CALCULUS PATH: Fulfills requirements for highly specialized programs such as:
• Engineering
• Medicine
• Commerce

WORKPLACE MATH 10          (meets Math 10 requirement) 4 credits
Pre-requisite:  Completion of  Math 9

Topics Include:
• graphing, trigonometry, and angles.
• measurement and conversions.
• surface area and volume.
• statistics and financial literacy.

FMP (FOUNDATIONS OF MATH AND PRE-CALCULUS)10           (meets Math 10 requirement) 4 credits
Pre-requisite:  C+ or better in Math 9

Topics Include:
• exponents
• graphing linear functions and solving linear systems of equations.
• multiplying and factoring polynomials.
• trigonometry, probability, and financial literacy.

WORKPLACE MATH 11          (meets Math 11 requirement) 4 credits
Pre-requisite:  Completion of Workplace 10 or FMP 10

Topics Include:
• understanding and applying the metric and imperial systems of measurement to 2-D and 3-D objects.
• geometry and trigonometry.
• financial literacy: income, spending, and debt.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 11         (meets Math 11 requirement) 4 credits
Pre-requisite:  Minimum 67% in FMP 10

Topics Include:
• geometry (angle, triangle, polygon properties).
• simple trigonometry for non-right triangles (laws of sine and cosine).
• basic statistical analysis.
• working with quadratic functions to model data and patterns.
• using inequalities to solve problems.
• rate, scale and logic.

PRE-CALCULUS 11          (meets math 11 requirement) 4 credits
Pre-requisite:  Minimum 73% in FMP 10          THIS IS A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED COURSE

Topics Include:
• trigonometry involving angles from 0 to 360 degrees.
• operations with radical and rational expressions.
• absolute value, linear and quadratic systems of equations.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 12          (elective) 4 credits
Pre-requisite:  Minimum 67% in Foundations 11

Topics Include:
• finance (lending and borrowing).
• basic set theory (organizing information using special math notations).
• counting methods (calculating permutations and combinations).
• probability (calculating probability and odds of events).
• modelling data.

STATISTICS 12          (meets Math 11 or Math 12 requirement)  4 credits
Pre-requisite:  86% in FMP 10 / 73% in FOM 11 / 60% in Pre-Calc 11

Topics include:
• learning the ins and outs of statistical thinking (how to read, understand, and conduct statistical studies).
• taking an in-depth dive into probabilities and the role it plays in our lives.
• One-step variable statistics, two-step variable statistics, permutations, combinations, introduction to probability and probability distribution.
• a mid-semester culminating assignment - students will conduct a survey to the entire school to answer a question that they pose.  Completed project will be a write-up summarizing their results and conclusions that they may have gleaned.
• a year-end culminating project - Casino Assignment: students will develop a simple casino game, calculate the probabilities behind it, expected value, probability distribution, etc.  we will then test the calculations by having the school student population gamble for a day or two.  After which, students will compare their real world results to their calculated results.
STATISTICS 12 WILL NOT BE OFFERED FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

PRE-CALCULUS 12         (may be offered as a video course) 4 credits
Pre-requisite:  Minimum 73% in Pre-Calc 11       THIS IS A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED COURSE

Topics Include:
• Trigonometry
• Functions
• Permutations, combinations, and binomial theorem

CALCULUS 12           4 credits
Pre-requisite:  Minimum 73% in Pre-Calc 12      THIS IS A HIIGHLY SPECIALIZED COURSE

Topics Include:
• Limits and definition of derivatives
• Integral techniques and application