Mathematics

Everybody uses math whether they realize it or not. Like reading and writing, a solid understanding of mathematics is essential for everyday living and in the workplace. Mathematical skills help us to shop wisely, buy the right insurance, remodel a home, interpret statistics, understand population growth, calculate travel distances and so much more.

Through mathematics we develop numeracy, reasoning, thinking and problem solving skills. These skills are valued not only in science, business, trades and technology, but in other areas like fine arts, music and sports. More than ever, Alberta students need a strong grounding in mathematics to meet the challenges of the 21st century and to be successful in their futures.

Note: Students require a graphing calculator for all math streams except 10-3,
20-3, and 30-3. The Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus, or TI 84 Plus calculator is
recommended at Sturgeon Composite High School.

Courses

Math 10C

MATH 10C
Credits: 5
Successful completion of Math 9 (65% recommended)
A combined course is the starting point for the “-1” course sequence and the “-2” sequence. Each topic area within the Math 10C course requires that students develop a conceptual knowledge base and skill set that will be useful, whether they choose the precalculus 20-1, 30-1 stream or the 20-2, 30-2 stream. The topics covered within a course sequence are meant to build upon previous knowledge and to progress from simple to more complex conceptual understandings.

Competencies in Math 15

Competencies in MATH 15
Credits: 5
Successful completion of Math 9 (50% -65% +)
This course is focused on improving student mastery of mathematical skills, concepts and
ideas. Students will build numeracy through thinking critically, identifying and solving complex problems, and demonstrating good communication skills. Learners will engage in collaborative tasks and formative assessments designed to develop student agency and independence while acquiring mathematical knowledge. Students would take Math10-3 or Math 10-4 in second semester.

Math 20-1, 30-1

MATH 20-1, 30-1
Credits: 5
Math 20-1 – Successful completion of Math 10C: (60% recommended)
Math 30-1 – Successful completion of Math 20-1 (60% recommended)
This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding 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. Math 30-1 is required for programs such as: Sciences, Math, Engineering, some Psychology, etc.

Math 31

MATH 31
Credits: 5
This course on“calculus” is designed for students entering the math-intense faculties (e.g. Engineering, Mathematics, and Business). This course is designed for highly motivated, academic students who wish to pursue a beginning course in calculus. Math 30-1 must be taken as a pre or co-requisite course.

Math 20-2, 30-2

MATH 20-2, 30-2
Credits: 5 each
Math 20-2: Successful completion of Math 10C
Math 30-2: Successful completion of Math 20-2
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into 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. Math 30-2 is required for programs such as: Art Programs, Nursing, some Business and Psychology, etc.

Math 10-3, 20-3, 30-3

MATH 10-3, 20-3, 30-3
Credits: 5 each
Math 10-3: Successful completion of Math 9
Math 20-3: Successful completion of Math 10-3
Math 30-3: Successful completion of Math 20-3
This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for entry into the work force.

Math (K&E) 10-4, 20-4

MATHEMATICS 10-4, 20-4
Credits: 5
Rational and Philosophy
Knowledge and Employability mathematics courses focus on developing essential mathematics knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for everyday living at home, in the workplace and in the community. This sequence is designed for students whose needs, interests and abilities focus on basic mathematical understanding. Knowledge and Employability mathematics
courses emphasize career/life skills, teamwork, communication skills and thinking processes.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) outcomes and the use of calculators, computers and other technologies are integrated into the courses to help provide quick and accurate computation and manipulation and to enhance conceptual understanding.

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