Math

Our Math Department ...

  • Inspires students to reach their own personal level of excellence in their Mathematics learning. A collaborative approach is used amongst teachers and students in order to meet the needs of a diverse set of learners. 
  • Presents highly organized courses with clear expectations for students. 
  • Strives for students to develop an appreciation for the value of math, have a positive learning environment, and to be well prepared for life after high school. 

Our school has a history of top results in mathematics in the CBE. We offer all levels of mathematics courses and our main goal is for students to develop an appreciation and respect for math. All of our math courses require students to own their own calculators. If you are registered in a -3 or -4 course, a regular scientific calculator is required. If you are registered in a -1, -2, 10C GATE or IB course, a graphing calculator is required. We suggest purchasing a Texas Instruments T184 CE (or equivalent).


Math Course Sequence


Math 10-3/10 C preparation (5 credits)

Prerequisites: students demonstrate basic achievement in Grade 9 math

  • This course is designed for students who intend to take Mathematics 10C and who have been challenged by Algebra and Problem Solving in Mathematics 9. 
  • Course covers all of the Mathematics 10-3 content and builds foundational Mathematics 9 concepts. 
  • Mathematics 10-3/10C prep will be offered in the first semester only, space permitting. 
  • Students who register in this course will be expected to register in Mathematics 10C, which they will take in the second semester. Successful students earn credits in the Alberta Education course Mathematics 10-3.


Math IB Mark Calculation Information for Group 5

The Mathematics International Baccalaureate Program - Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) - provides students with an in-depth mathematics program that includes all curriculum required by Alberta Education, as well as additional topics required by the IBO. Any assignment(s) that is/are externally marked for the IB portion of the course are not considered part of the students Alberta Education mark.

In all of the IB Math courses students are regularly evaluated throughout the course with tests and quizzes that include topics from both the Alberta Education curriculum and the IB curriculum.

In the Math IB courses Math 10C Pre-IB, Math 20-1 IB, Math 31 IB SL and Math 31 IB HL, students will write a final exam that contains only Alberta Education curriculum. At this point, the final exam mark and final course mark for the IB classes is compared to the final exam mark and final course mark for the non-IB classes and an adjustment amount is determined - same value for every student in the IB course.  For example, if in the non-IB class the final course mark was 2% higher than their final exam mark, then the IB final course mark would be adjusted to be 2% higher than their final exam mark. 

In  the  Math  30-1  IB  course,  students  will  write  two  cumulative  exams  during  the semester that contain only Alberta Education curricula. At the end of the course (before the diploma examination), the cumulative exam mark and the school awarded course mark for the IB classes is compared to the cumulative exam mark and the school awarded course mark for the non-IB classes and an adjusted amount is determined - same value for every student in the IB course (same process as the example above). The school awarded course mark is then averaged with the diploma exam mark to get the final course mark.

In the Math 35 IB HL course, students are regularly evaluated throughout with tests and quizzes that include only topics required by the IB curriculum as there is not an equivalent Alberta Education high school course.


The Team

     Barb McKay - Acting Learning Leader

Jamile ElrafihMike Retallack
Stephanie LoubardeasRye-Anne Steeves
Brandi Omelchuk
Richard Wilson
Ben Pilley
Stephen Yanover
Shahal Rajan HUB Learning Leader



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