Mathematics

math-cartoon (1)Welcome to Mathematics at Brookswood Secondary!

Changes to the Math Curriculum and Pathways
There are several options for math courses starting at the Grade 10 level. Each pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills that have been identified for specific post-secondary programs of study and/or direct entry into the workplace.

Apprenticeship and Workplace Math
This pathway 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.

Foundations of Mathematics
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills
identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study theoretical calculus.

Pre-Calculus (starting at Grade 11)
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. The study of Calculus is part of post-secondary programs in field such as Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Business.
Note that the Pre-Calculus math courses involve highly theoretical, abstract concepts. A high grade in
Foundations of Mathematics 10 is strongly recommended to enroll in Pre-Calculus 11.

The different courses are intended to allow students to focus and specialize on mathematical topics and skills that match their abilities, interests, and future education and career plans. For more information about courses and choices, see a counsellor or math teacher.  Just as Biology, Chemistry and Physics are different courses with different content, the Math courses at each grade level contain different content and concepts, rather than representing different ‘levels’ of the same content. As such, students may choose to select more than one math course if they desire. For example, a student might choose to take both Foundations and Pre-Calculus starting in Grade 11 to gain a broad mathematical background.

Post-Secondary Requirements
Math requirements vary for specific institutions and post-secondary programs.
Students are encouraged to check specific Math requirements by consulting:
• calendars and websites for specific institutions
• a counsellor

Courses we offer:

Mathematics 8 (PMA 8)
This course is designed to develop deep mathematical understanding in a variety of topics. Students will progress from the use of “hands-on” manipulatives to more abstract routines and strategies in order to comprehend and solve problems effectively and efficiently. Topics include proportion, operations with fractions, the Pythagorean Theorem, probability and statistics, and tessellations

Mathematics 9 (PMA 9)
This course is designed to consolidate and extend topics introduced in Mathematics 8. Topics include operations with rational numbers, square roots, exponents, polynomials, algebra, linear relations, geometry, and statistics. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for either Foundations and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 10.

Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 10 (AWM 10)
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills required for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include metric and imperial measurement systems, geometry, trigonometry, income, spending, and debt. At the end of this course, students are prepared to take Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 11. Provincial exam is mandatory

Foundations & Pre-Calculus Mathematics 10 (FMP 10)
This course is designed to provide students with mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for post secondary studies in both the arts and the sciences. Topics include surface area and volume of 3-D objects, trigonometry, irrational numbers, powers involving integral and rational exponents, polynomials, coordinate geometry, system of linear equations, and function notation. At the end of this course, students are prepared for Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, and/or PreCalculus 11.
Provincial exam is mandatory

Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 11 (AWM 11)
This course is strongly recommended for students who are planning on entering the workforce directly after high school, or who are planning on pursuing a career in the trades industries. Topics covered include reasoning, rates of change, measurement and statistics. This course satisfies the Ministry of Education’s mathematics graduation requirements.

Foundations of Mathematics 11 (FOM 11)
This course is strongly recommended for students who are planning on pursing post-secondary studies in the Arts or Humanities. Topics include logic and reasoning, functions, geometry and statistics. Students who successfully master the learning outcomes of this course may continue on to Foundations of Mathematics 12. This course satisfies the Ministry of Education’s mathematics graduation requirements. Students who are planning on pursuing post-secondary studies in math or sciences should take Pre-Calculus 11.

Pre-Calculus 11 (PREC 11)
This course is strongly recommended for students who are planning on pursuing post-secondary studies in Math, Sciences, Engineering or Business. Topics covered include relations and functions, trigonometry, polynomial functions and graphing. Students who successfully master the learning outcomes of this course may continue on to Pre-Calculus 12. The course satisfies the Ministry of Education’s mathematics graduation requirements. Students who are planning on pursuing post-secondary studies in the Arts or Humanities should take Foundations of Math 11.

Pre-Calculus 12 (PREC 12)
Topics: Problem Solving, Transformations, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Quadratic Relations, Trigonometry, Combinations and Functions. This course is designed for students planning to attend postsecondary studies in math, sciences, engineering or business. A graphic calculator may be required. (TI 83 plus is highly recommended).

Foundations of Math 12 (FOM 12)
This course is strongly recommended for students who are planning on pursuing post-secondary studies in Arts or the Humanities. Topics include financial math, logical reasoning, probability, combinations, functions and research project.

Calculus 12 Advanced Placement (CALC 12AP)
Calculus 12 is an advanced, university level course offered to students who are on the Accelerated Mathematics Program and have completed PreCal 12. Topics covered include the theory of limits, differentiation, integration of areas and volumes of rotation, and practical problems involving these skills and techniques. Students who complete this course will find themselves prepared for any university level calculus course. A graphing calculator
is required (TI 83 or TI 86).

Students who successfully pass the Advanced Placement exam with a high enough score may be granted first year credit for Calculus at some of the major universities. Calculus 12 may also be taken concurrently with PreCal 12 by exceptionally capable students.

Brookswood Secondary School

20902 - 37A Avenue, Langley
BC, V3A 5N2
Phone: 604-530-2141
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