The CHSS Mathematics Department uses a Cumulative Grading system. Each term mark will be a reflection of the student’s learning up until that point. The final mark will not be an average of each term but rather a mark showing the student’s level of mastery throughout the entire course. Please note Cariboo Hill does not report percentages for Grade 8 or 9 courses. Students will receive letter grades on all summative assessments and on report cards.
The Cariboo Hill Mathematics Department wishes to offer an opportunity to students who wish to enrich their learning experience in Mathematics. Therefore, we have created a customized Honours Program which students can enroll in.
In order to participate, students must follow the guidelines listed below:
- Participation in this program is granted on a year to year basis. For example, students who put together a portfolio in grade 8, must put together another new portfolio in grade 9 and 10.
- Students can choose to opt in or out of the Honours Program at any time up until Winter Break. Permission to participate will not be granted to students after the Winter Break.
- Students must complete all the tasks listed from the criteria sheet. There are three categories listed and they are 1) Skills 2)Experiences & Activitis 3)Community
- Students must maintain 86% average for the entire year. Should students not achieve this standing, then the portfolio will be seen as enrichment task only and they will not be given an honours standing.
- Students will present their final portfolio to their teachers in the following ways: Paper/hard copy format or multimedia (eg. video, powerpoint)
Teachers will assist students by:
- Checking in with students at the end of term 1 and 2 to determine the student’s progress and to offer some feedback
- Provide students with any outside opportunities that come available to add to their portfolios (eg. contests, fieldtrips, conferences, etc.).
Due Dates: Please ask your Math teacher for the due dates.
Note: The final due date is set in stone and has little flexibility. Teachers need the time to evaluate the portfolio and submit the grades to the office so they can be attached to your report card.
Please download and print a copy of the Honours Portfolio to get started on your Honours Mathematics credit!
MATH 8 and MATH 8 HONOURS
Our goal is to develop a deep understanding of concepts using pictures and manipulatives then move to abstract routines for more efficient calculation. Topics that we will work on include: Proportional Reasoning, Percentages, Fraction operations, Surface Area & Volume, Roots & Powers, Linear relations, solving equations, Financial mathematics, Probability & Statistics, and Games of chance & strategy. Throughout the course we will incorporate the following competencies: communicating ideas, connecting concepts, visualizing concepts through pictures, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, justifying thoughts, and using technology to explore ideas.
MATH 9 and MATH 9 HONOURS
This course is designed to consolidate and extend topics first introduced in Mathematics 7 & 8. Topics include: Powers & exponents, Linear relations a & equations, Rational number operations, Polynomials, Statistics, Spatial proportional reasoning, Games & strategy, and Financial literacy. Just like in math 8, we will incorporate competencies as tools to help students make connections, learn new concepts, problem solve and express their understanding. These competencies include: communicating ideas, connecting concepts, visualizing concepts through pictures, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, justifying thoughts, and using technology to explore ideas. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10.
FOUNDATIONS & PRE-CALCULUS MATH 10
This course is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in both the arts and the sciences. Topics include Right triangle trigonometry, Irrational numbers, Powers involving integral and rational exponents, Prime factorization & factoring of polynomials, Functions & relations, Linear functions & coordinate geometry, Systems of linear equations, multiplication of polynomials, and Financial literacy. At the end of this course, students are prepared for Apprenticeship and Workplace 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, and/or Pre-Calculus 11. Students will write a Provincial numeracy assessment in their grade 10 year.
WORKPLACE MATH 10
This option is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills identified for direct entry into the work force and some trades. Topics include understanding and apply the metric and imperial systems to the measurement of 2-D and 3-D objects, Geometry, Trigonometry, Surface area & volume, Central tendencies, Probability and the fundamentals of income, spending, and debt. At the end of this course, students are prepared to take Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11.
PRE-CALCULUS MATH 11
This course is designed for students who want to go to college or university and pursue an education in mathematics or science (this includes subjects like engineering, business and science). The topics include real numbers, algebra, an in depth analysis of quadratic functions, linear and quadratic inequalities, polynomial factoring, radical operations, trigonometry and financial literacy. This is a very algebraic course that focuses on skill development to prepare for a calculus course. Students who had significant difficulties in Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 should consult their teacher before enrolling in the course.
FOUNDATIONS of MATHEMATICS 11
This is the course is designed for Grade 11 students who intend on going to college or university in areas other than math or science (for example the arts or humanities). Topics include measurement & scale, logical reasoning, linear and quadratic functions, inequalities, geometry, statistics and Financial literacy.
WOKPLACE MATH 11
This course emphasizes problem solving in a variety of contexts. This includes two and three-dimensional problems, rates of change, drawing and interpreting graphs, financial literacy, statistics and rates. This course meets the minimum mathematics requirements for a Dogwood Diploma.
PRE-CALCULUS MATH 12
Pre-Calculus 12 is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in mathematics or engineering or who wish to explore the theoretical, abstract side of mathematics. it is designed to build student skills in problem solving, number concepts, and algebra. The students will work with mathematical patterns and relations including manipulating variables and equations. Topics include relations and functions, trigonometry, geometric sequence & series, logarithms, polynomial functions and their properties. The seven mathematical processes (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, reasoning, technology, and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.
FOUNDATIONS of MATHEMATICS 12
This is the course is a continuation of Foundations of Math 11 for Grade 12 students who intend on going to college or university in areas other than math or science. Topics include financial mathematics, geometric explorations of conics & fractals, graphing of logarithmic, exponential and sinusoidal functions, regression analysis, combinatorics, and probability.
Students may take this course concurrently with Pre-Calculus Math 12. Calculus will introduce the student to the fundamentals of differentiation and integration along with applications. Topics include graphing, maxima and minima, related rates, area, volumes, and exponential functions. This course is a good introduction to university level calculus.
AP CALCULUS 12
Students may take this course concurrently with Pre-Calculus Math 12. Calculus will introduce the student to the fundamentals of differentiation and integration along with applications. Topics include graphing, maxima and minima, related rates, area, volumes, and exponential functions. This course exposes students who enroll to approximately 70 to 80% of first year calculus.
AP STATISTICS 12
This is an introduction to college statistics that focuses on exploration and interpretation of the subject. Students will learn about the many applications of statistics in a fun and challenging way. There are four major themes: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. The course uses calculators and computer output in calculations and explorations.
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