Mathematics

 

The Esquimalt High School Mathematics Department acknowledges the need for a comprehensive as well as applicable foundation of mathematics skills for students in order to prepare them for any of the many different post secondary directions they may choose. The mathematics department provides a strong, and broad curriculum ranging from basic numeracy to advanced calculus.

Courses offered:

  • Numeracy 9
  • Math 9 Adapted
  • Math 9
  • Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10
  • Foundations Math & Pre-Calculus Math 10
  • Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11
  • Pre-Calculus Math 11
  • Principles of Math 12
  • Principles of Math 12/Calculus 12 (CAL12)

Detailed course descriptions can be found in our course guide.

This short guide indicates which mathematics courses are required for various post-secondary programs at colleges and universities in B.C..

NUMERACY 9

Students who are recommended by the middle school will be offered a program to strengthen basic arithmetic skills.  On completion, students may continue with the Math 9 Adapted course. Numeracy 9 prepares students for

MATH 9 ADAPTED

Students recommended by their middle school will be offered an adapted course that reviews and builds on the grade 8 curriculum.  On completion, students may continue to Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 or to Math 9 Principles on recommendation of the teacher. Math 9 Adapted prepares students for Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 and

MATH 9

Pre-requisite:  Completion of Mathematics 8 or Math 9 Adapted with teacher‟s recommendation.

The Mathematics 9 course is intended to build on Mathematics 8 skills and introduce further skills needed for completion of high school mathematics.

Topics:  Algebraic Manipulation and Solving Algebraic Expressions; Rational Numbers;

Data Analysis and Probability; Geometry and Similarity; Area and Volume of Two and Three Dimensional Objects; Trigonometry.

Math 9 prepares students for Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10.

APPRENTICESHIP & WORKPLACE MATH 10

Prerequisite: Completion of Math 9 Adapted or Math 9 Principles.

This course focuses on mathematics for life skills.  Upon successful completion of this course, and the provincial exam, students will continue on to either Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 or Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH & PRE-CALCULUS 10

Prerequisite: C+ or better in Math 9 or Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10.

The Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 course is intended for students continuing onto Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations 11 and is a prerequisite for anyone intending to pursue a degree at University and most college programs. Students enrolled in this course must demonstrate good work habits and are expected to complete homework on a daily basis.

Topics: Measurement (Conversions, S.A. & Volume, Trigonometry), Algebra & Number Operations (Factors of Real Numbers, Irrationals, Exponents), Relations & Functions, Coordinate Geometry, and Systems of Linear Equations.

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 prepares students for Foundations of Math 11 and Pre-Calculus 11.

APPRENTICESHIP & WORKPLACE MATH 11

Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Math 10 course.

This course focuses on mathematics for life skills.  Successful completion of this course grants the student his or her mathematics graduation credit. Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 prepares students for graduation and for

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 11 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of any grade 10 math course.

This course is intended for students with moderate math ability, or those wishing to take a preparatory course for Pre-Calculus 11.

Students will review math concepts covered in previous grades with an emphasis on improving algebraic and computational skills. Many of the course topics will focus on real world situations and students will be expected to complete class/homework on a daily basis.

Foundations of Math 11 prepares students for graduation and for

PRE-CALCULUS 11

Prerequisite: Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10, with a grade of B or higher.

This course is intended for students continuing on to the Pre-Calculus 12 course. It is best suited for mathematically capable, hard-working students and requires a significant time commitment outside of class each day (30-60 minutes per night). Students must master many problem-solving skills and amass a large repertoire of problems in order to be successful in Pre-Calculus 12.

Topics include:  Absolute Value and Radical Expressions; Rational Expressions; Trigonometry; Absolute Value, Rational and Reciprocal Functions & Equations; Quadratic Functions & Equations; Systems of Equations; Sequences & Series.

Pre-Calculus 11 prepares students for graduation and for

PRE-CALCULUS 12

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 11, with a grade of B or higher.

Pre-Calculus 12 is required for entry into post-secondary studies in economics, engineering, mathematics and science. It is best suited for mathematically capable, hard-working students and it will require a significant amount of work outside of class each day (30-60 minutes per night). Students must master many problem-solving skills and amass a large repertoire of problems in order to be successful in Calculus.

This course continues to build on algebraic skills learned in previous courses and extends them into the following topics: Transformations; Exponential & Logarithmic Functions; Trigonometric Functions; Trigonometric Equations & Identities; Relations & Functions; Combinatorics.

Students enrolled in this course have the option of participating in the annual Euclid Mathematics Contest, offered in the spring each year. Top-achieving students may receive entry bursaries for further studies at university.

Pre-Calculus 12 prepares students for graduation and for

CALCULUS 12

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12, with a grade of B or higher.

Calculus 12 is intended for students planning to take a 1st year Calculus course as part of their post-secondary studies in such disciplines as economics, engineering, mathematics and science. Calculus 12 is intended for mathematically capable, hard-working students and will require significant amounts of work outside of class each day (30-60 minutes per night). Students must master many problem-solving skills and amass a large repertoire of problems in order to be successful in post-secondary mathematics courses.

This course covers most of the major topics taken in first-year Calculus. It is a great advantage to preview this material in high school, as it is very different from previous courses in mathematics.

Topics include:  Limits; Continuity; The Derivative; Differentiation Techniques; Functions & Graphs; Applied Extrema; Rate of Change Applications; Related Rates; Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions; Derivatives of Exponential & Logarithmic Functions; Antiderivatives; Differential Equations; Area and Volume; Trigonometric Integrals; Integrals of Exponential & Logarithmic Functions; Integration Methods.

Students enrolled in this course have the option of participating in the annual Euclid Mathematics Contest, offered in the spring each year. Top-achieving students may receive entry bursaries for further studies at university.