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.
Mathematics 10C (5 credits)
Mathematics 10C is the starting point for the -1 and -2 course sequences. Students in the course study the following topics: Measurement (SI and Imperial), Trigonometry, Polynomial factoring and operations, Systems of equations and Linear relations and functions.
Mathematics 10-3 (5 credits)
Students in this course study the following topics: Measurement (SI and Imperial), Trigonometry, Geometry, Income, and Algebraic and proportional reasoning.
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.
Knowledge and Employability Courses Mathematics 10-4, 20-4 (5 credits each)
The Knowledge and Employability Mathematics courses are designed to assist students in developing the essential concepts, skills and attitudes of mathematics that are required for responsible participation in the home, the school, the workplace and the community.
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