Trevor Bertness
(Dept. Head)
  • Math 8
  • Math 10 Workplace
  • Math 10 Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus
  • Math 12 Foundations
Lori Bernard
  • Mathématiques  8
  • Math 8
  • Math 9
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • Foundations 11
  • AP Stats
Randy Lee
  • Math 9
  • Foundations of math 10
  • Calculus  12
Darren Yung
  • Workplace math 10 & math  9
Erek Walden 
  • Mathématiques  9


The CHSS Mathematics Department uses a Cumulative Grading system. This means that each chapter is worth a specific percentage of the entire course. (See Marking Breakdown for each specific course.) Term 1 will show the student’s progress up until that point. Term 2 will show their progress from September until the end of Term 2. The Term 3 and the Final mark will show the student’s level of mastery throughout the entire course. The Final mark is not an average of the three term marks.


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!


-Canadian Open Math Challenge

Pascal Contest (Grade 9)
Cayley Contest (Grade 10)
Fermat Contest (Grade 11)
Euclid Contest (Grade 12)
Gauss Contest (Grade 8)


The course will incorporate the following mathematical processes: communicating ideas, connecting concepts, visualizing concepts through pictures, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, justifying thoughts, and using technology to explore ideas. Manipulatives such as cuisenaire rods and algebra tiles will often be used to help students make sense of concepts. In general, they do not make “getting the answer” easier. The goal is to develop a deep understanding and then move to abstract routines that allow the answer to be calculated more efficiently. Topics include proportion, operations with fractions, Pythagoras, probability and statistics, and tessellations.

This course is designed to consolidate and extend topics introduced in Mathematics 8. Topics include operations with rational numbers, square roots, and exponents, polynomials and algebra, linear relations, geometry, and statistics. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 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 surface area and volume of 3-D objects, applying trigonometric ratios to right triangles, irrational numbers, powers involving integral and rational exponents, polynomials, co-ordinate geometry with linear relations, system of linear equations, and function notation. At the end of this course, students are prepared for Apprenticeship and Workplace 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, and/or Pre-Calculus 11.

This option is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills identified for the entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include understanding and apply the metric and imperial systems to the measurement of 2-D and 3-D objects, geometry, trigonometry, and the fundamentals of income, spending, and debt.. At the end of this course, students are prepared to take Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11.

Students who intend to pursue an education in math or science will take this honours level Math course. The topics include algebra, an in depth analysis of functions and relations, and trigonometry. The focus of this course is skill development to prepare for a calculus course.

This is the course for Grade 11 students who intend on going to college or university in areas other than math or science. Topics include measurement, logical reasoning, functions, geometry and statistics. 

This course emphasizes problem solving in a variety of contexts, including two and three-dimensional problems, finance and money management, statistics and rates. This course meets the minimum mathematics requirements for a Dogwood Diploma.

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, permutations, combinations and binomial theorem. The seven mathematical processes (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, reasoning, technology, and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.

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, logical reasoning, relations and functions, 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.

In this class, 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. Students spend very little time doing algebra or arithmetic. Instead, the focus is on exploration and interpretation.


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