2009 – 2010 marked the beginning of a new High School Mathematics Curriculum, starting with changes to the Grade 9 Program of Studies. The Mathematics Curriculum for Grades 10 – 12 changed in each subsequent year. Great changes have taken place. To use an analogy: what was once a mile wide and a foot deep is now a foot wide and a mile deep. Alberta Education has reduced the total number of curriculum outcomes but the outcomes that are in the Program of Studies are covered in greater depth with a variety of methods. Exploration and communication activities, integration of technology, co-operative activities and research are just a few activities students can expect.
Choose Your Stream Carefully.
You should take Mathematics -1 (Pre-Calculus) stream if:
- You want to study Math or Science at university, college or a technical institute and go on to a related career that requires advanced Math skills (i.e Engineering, Pre-Med, Mathematics, Sciences).
- This stream is intended for students who wish to go on to take Calculus (Math 31).
You should take Mathematics -2 stream if:
- You want to attend a university, college or a technical institute after high school, but do not need Calculus skills.
- You wish to study programs such as Arts, some Engineering technologies, Medical technologies, Nursing and some Apprenticeship programs.
- The majority of the students should be in this stream.
You should take the Mathematics -3 stream if you are interested in a trade or wish to enter the workforce after high school.
- You only need 10 credits in Math to meet the minimum high school graduation requirements.
More information about the curriculum can be found here: