# Math

**Math Courses Background**

Math courses are organized into four programs. Students are placed into the program which is most appropriate for them according to their achievement in junior high math and their personal goals. Refer below to the flowchart.

Students considering post -secondary studies should contact their guidance counselor before choosing mathematics courses. The entry marks suggested for each of the math courses are highly recommended by Ecole St.Patrick High School for optimal success. Consultation with teachers, counselors or administration is highly recommended before registration to any course or for transfer between courses.

**IMPORTANT LINK**

This is a link to Alberta Learning as to what math courses are required for certain programs. Please check individual universities to get specific requirements.

**DESIGN OF COURSE SEQUENCES**

Each course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings, rigour and critical-thinking skills that have been identified for specific post-secondary programs of study and for direct entry into the work force.

**“-1” Course Sequence**

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include algebra and number; measurement; relations and functions; trigonometry; and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.

**“-2” Course Sequence**

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include geometry, measurement, number and logic, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics, and probability.

**“-3” Course Sequence**

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, statistics and probability.

**Find Your Math Path**

-1 Math: follow this path if...

· you are able to think abstractly

· you are able to independently solve problems

· you like to learn math for its own sake

· you possess a strong number sense

· you enjoy learning through a theoretical development of concepts

· you arrive at conclusions based on logic

· you use technology to support mathematical understanding

· you communicate understanding symbolically using algebra

-2 Math: follow this path if...

· you are able to think practically

· you are able to solve problems with guidance

· you like to apply math to real world situations

· you are able to perform numerical operations with a calculator

· you enjoy learning through "hands on" practical experiences

· you arrive at conclusions based on observations and intuition

· you use technology as the primary tool to do math

· you communicate understanding with language, numbers and pictures

**MATHEMATICS 10C (Combined Course)**

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Prerequisite**: A grade of 65% or higher in Grade 9 is recommended to pursue this course sequence; a minimum grade of 50% is required.

5 Credits

A combined course is the starting point for the ―1 course sequence and the ―2 course sequence. Each topic area requires that the students develop a conceptual knowledge base and skill set that will be useful in both subsequent course sequences. The topics covered within a course sequence are meant to build upon previous knowledge and to progress from simple to more complex conceptual understandings. There are AP versions of this course.

**MATHEMATICS10-3**

5 Credits

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, statistics and probability.

**MATHEMATICS 20-1
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**Prerequisite:** A grade of 65% or higher in Math 10C is recommended to pursue this course sequence; a minimum grade of 50% is required.

5 Credits

This course continues the -1 sequence and is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include algebra and number; relations and functions; and trigonometry. There are AP sections of this course.

**MATHEMATICS 20-2**

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Prerequisite:** 50% in Mathematics 10C.

5 Credits

This course continues the -2 sequence and is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include geometry, measurement, number and logic, relations and functions and statistics.

**MATHEMATICS 20-3**

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Prerequisite**: 50% in Mathematics 10-3.

5 Credits

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, statistics and probability.

**MATHEMATICS 30-1**

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Prerequisite: **A grade of 65% or higher in Math 20-1 is recommended to pursue this course sequence; a minimum grade of 50% is required.

5 Credits

This course continues the -1 sequence and is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include relations and functions; trigonometry; and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem. There are AP sections of this course.

**MATHEMATICS 30-2
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**Prerequisite**: 50% in Mathematics 20-2.

5 Credits

This course continues the -2 sequence and is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include logical reasoning, relations and functions and probability.

**MATHEMATICS 30-3**

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Prerequisite:** 50% in Mathematics 20-3.

5 Credits

**MATHEMATICS 31
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**Prerequisite:** 65% in Mathematics 30-1

5 Credits

This is a highly advanced course designed for students entering post-secondary programs that recommend or stipulate it as an entrance requirement. It is desirable that students complete Mathematics 30-1 before taking Mathematics 31. In some circumstances, students may take Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31 in the same semester.

The Mathematics 31 curriculum is comprised of the following required components and their related outcomes:

- precalculus and limits
- derivatives and derivative theorems
- applications of derivatives
- integrals, integral theorems and integral applications