Math

Math is more than memorizing formulas and doing calculations. Math involves:

  • Highly practical and hands-on problems and skills
  • Rich problem-solving activities in collaboration with your peers
  • Some problems that will stretch your understanding to the abstract and theoretical
  • Using technology to develop, demonstrate and communicate your mathematical understandings

The students, parents and faculty in our community place a very high value on the importance of Mathematics. As a result, the Mathematics Department at Sir Winston Churchill has a long history of excellence.

In a typical year, half of our Mathematics 30-1 students reach or exceed the Provincial Standard of Excellence.  In addition, well over half of our grade twelve students successfully complete Mathematics 31 – Calculus.  Typically, two thirds or more of our International Baccalaureate students score 6 or 7 on the IB exams (maximum is 7). Students in our Mathematics Club participate in a host of provincial, national and international competitions and they achieve phenomenal results. 

Calculators

Students in Math 10, Math 10 Candidate, Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 30-1 and Math 30-2 require a graphing calculator. We instruct with, and recommend, the Texas Instrument Ti83, Ti83 Plus, Ti84 Plus or Ti-Nspire. Students in Math 10-3, 20-3 or 30-3 do not require a scientific calculator or graphing calculator.

Math 10C Parent Presentation

Each semester parents and students are invited to a  Math 10C Parent Information Session.  Please see the information that was presented in the Resources section on the right side of this page.  


Courses


Mathematics 10C - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematics 9
Recommendation for Success: Students should have 60% in Mathematics 9 and Science 9 OR 75% in Math 10-3
This course is designed to serve both the Pre-calculus and Math Foundations streams that begin in grade 11. Students will study polynomials and factoring, coordinate geometry, systems of equations, exponents and radicals, measurement and right angle trigonometry.

Mathematics 10C Cohort IB - 5 credits

This course is designed to serve students that will be registering in the IB program. Students must register in this course if they wish to apply to the mathematics IB program. Students will study an enriched Mathematics 10C Common program as well as further investigations into number systems, set theory and coordinate geometry.

Mathematics 15 (Competencies) – 3 credits

This course is designed to strengthen skills in mathematics. Students who wish to improve math competencies, who found Math 9 challenging, and who wish to attempt Math 10 Common should consider enrolling in this course. Students will study numeracy, exponents, fractions, measurement, linear algebra, functions, and problem solving.

Mathematics 10-3 - 5 credits

This course is designed for students who were not successful in Math 9. Math 10-3 should be taken by students with less than 60% in Math 9 and Science 9. Students will study measurement, geometry, right angle trigonometry and finance.

Mathematics 20-1 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Mathematics 10C OR Mathematics 20-2 with teacher recommendation.
Recommendation for Success: Students should have a 65% or better in Mathematics 10C or 75% or better in Mathematics 20-2.

Course content includes: algebra and numbers, trigonometry, relations and functions.

Mathematics 20-2 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Mathematics 10C
This course includes: measurement, geometry, number and logic, statistics, relations and functions.

Mathematics 20-3 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Mathematics 10-3 OR 45% or better in Mathematics 10C.
This course focuses on the trades. Topics include: measurement, geometry, numbers, algebra, and statistics.

Mathematics 30-1 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-1OR Mathematics 30-2 with teacher recommendation
Recommendation for Success: At least 65% in Mathematics 20-1 or in Mathematics 30-2
In this course students will study: transformations, polynomial, radical and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, permutations and combinations, trigonometric functions. A diploma exam is written upon completion of this course.

Mathematics 30-2 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-2 OR 45% or better in Mathematics 20-1 with a teacher recommendation
Topics in this course include: probability, permutations and combinations, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. A diploma exam is written upon completion of this course.

Mathematics 30-3 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-3 OR 45% or better in Mathematics 20-2 with a teacher recommendation
Topics in this course include: measurement, precision and accuracy, sine law and cosine law, polygons, transformations, linear relations, mean, median and mode, buying and leasing vehicles, running a small business.

Mathematics 31 - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1
Recommendation for success: 70% in Mathematics 30-1
This course is designed for students who are planning to attend university and considering post-secondary studies in mathematics, applied science, engineering or business. The course begins with the study of limits, followed by an introduction to differential and integral calculus in one variable.

Math is more than memorizing formulas and doing calculations. Math involves:

  • Highly practical and hands-on problems and skills
  • Rich problem-solving activities in collaboration with your peers
  • Some problems that will stretch your understanding to the abstract and theoretical
  • Using technology to develop, demonstrate and communicate your mathematical understandings
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