The main goals of mathematics education are to prepare students to:

  • use mathematics confidently to solve
  • communicate and reason
  • appreciate and value
  • make connections between mathematics and its
  • commit themselves to lifelong
  • become mathematically literate adults, using mathematics to contribute to society.

Students who have met these goals will:

  • gain understanding and appreciation of the contributions of mathematics as a science, philosophy and art.
  • exhibit a positive attitude toward
  • engage and persevere in mathematical tasks and
  • contribute to mathematical
  • take risks in performing mathematical
  • exhibit


Mathematics “10, 20, 30-1” Course Sequence
  • if I want to study mathematics or sciences at a university, college, or technical institute and go on to a related career.
  • is for students who plan to enter post-secondary programs such as engineering, mathematics,


sciences, some business studies, or other programs that require advanced math skills. The sequence is a co-requisite for mathematics 31 and may be required for post-secondary calculus courses.

  • includes topics such as permutations and combinations, relations and functions, sequences and series, and trigonometry.


Mathematics “10, 20, 30-2” Course Sequence
  • if I want to attend a university or college, or technical institute after high school, but do not need calculus
  • is for students wishing to study at the post- secondary level in diverse fields, including arts programs, civil engineering technology, medical technologies, and some apprenticeship This path will fulfill most students’ needs.
  • is designed with a great deal of flexibility, so that the student can switch sequences in Grade 11 or Grade 12 if his or her interests change.
  • includes topics such as relations, functions and equations, probability, statistics, and


Mathematics “10, 20, 30-3” Course Sequence
  • if I am interested in learning the mathematics needed to enter most trades or if I want to enter the workforce after high school.


  • is for students who want to apprentice to a trade or enter the workforce directly after high school. It is designed to meet the entrance requirements of apprentices in most trades programs, specifically levels one to three.
  • includes topics such as finance, geometry, measurement, and trigonometry.



Math 10C (5 credits)

Prerequisite: 50% or higher in Math 9 (recommended 60%) OR Competencies in Math 15 (recommended 60%) This combined course is the starting point for both the “- 1” and the “-2” course sequences. Topics of study include:

  • Measurement – Measurement Systems, Surface Area and Volume, Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • Algebra and Number – Exponents and Radicals, Polynomials
  • Relations and Functions – Linear Relations and Functions, Linear Equations and Graphs
  • Systems of Equations – Solving Linear Systems Graphically and Algebraically


Competencies in Math 15 (5 credits)

Recommended Prerequisite: 40-60% in Math 9

The Competencies in Math course is designed as a bridge between Math 9 and Math 10C. It covers the essential outcomes from Math 9 as well as some other important skills that will improve a student’s chance of being successful in Math 10C. Topics that will be covered include: Number Skills, Operations with Exponents, Solving Equations (Algebraically), Trigonometry, Measurement, Relations and Functions, and Polynomials. It is designed for the student that received a mark between 40% and 49% in Math 9 who wishes to eventually take Math 10C. This course would also be beneficial for students that received a mark between 50% and 60% in Math 9 but don’t feel they have a strong enough background to be successful in Math 10C.


Math 10-3 (5 credits)

Recommended Prerequisite: less than 50% in Math 9

  • Geometry – Lines, Angles, Pythagorean Theorem, Polygons, and Trigonometry
  • Number – Unit Pricing, Currency Exchange, and Income
  • Algebra - Manipulation and application of various formulae
  • Measurement – Metric and Imperial Systems and solving problems using these systems


Math 20-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Math 10C (recommended 70%)

Math 20-1 consists of the following topics of study:

  • Patterns – Sequences and Series, Trigonometry
  • Quadratic Functions, Quadratics Equations
  • Systems of Equations, Linear and Quadratic Inequalities
  • Functions and Equations – Radical Expressions and Equations, Rational Expressions and Equations, Absolute Value and Reciprocal Functions


Math 20-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Math 10C

Math 20-2 consists of the following topics:

  • Measurement – Proportional Reasoning, Rates, Scale Diagrams
  • Geometry – Properties of Angles in Triangles, Acute Triangle Trigonometry
  • Number and Logic – Inductive and Deductive Reasoning, Radicals, Puzzles and Games
  • Statistics – Statistical Reasoning
  • Relations and Functions – Quadratic Functions, Quadratic Equations
  • Research Project


Math 20-3 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Math 10-3 or 40% in Math 10C or 50% in Competencies in math 15

  • Measurement – Solve problems that involve SI and imperial units in surface area and volume measurements
  • Geometry – Scales and Scale Diagrams, Problems Involving Two and Three Right Triangles
  • Number – Puzzles and Games, Personal Budgets, Managing Finances, Credit Cards
  • Algebra - Manipulation and Application of Various Formulae, Slope, Proportional Reasoning
  • Statistics – Create and Interpret Various Graphs – bar graphs, histograms, line graphs, circle graphs


Math 30-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Math 20-1 (recommended 70%)

Math 30-1 consists of the following topics:

  • Transformations and Functions – Function Transformations, Radical Functions, Polynomial Functions
  • Trigonometry – Trigonometry and the Unit Circle, Trigonometric Functions and Graphs, Trigonometric Identities
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions – Exponential Functions and Equations, Logarithmic Functions and Equations


  • Equations and Functions – Rational Functions, Functions Operations, Permutations and Combinations, The Binomial Theorem


Math 30-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Math 20-2 (recommended 60%)

  • Logical Reasoning and Probability – Set Theory, Permutations and Combinations, Probability
  • Relations and Functions – Rational Expressions and Equations, Polynomial Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Sinusoidal Functions
  • Research Project


Math 30-3 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Math 20-3 or 40% in Math 20-2

Math 30-3 consists of the following topics:

  • Measurement – Solve problems that involve limitations of measuring instruments, including precision, accuracy, uncertainty and tolerance
  • Geometry – Sine Law and Cosine Law, Transformations on 2-D and 3-D objects including translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations
  • Number – Puzzles and Games, Buying a vehicle, Viability of small business
  • Algebra – Solving problems involving linear relations
  • Statistics and Probability – Measures of Central Tendency, Percentiles, Probability



Math 31 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Math 31 is generally taken after Math 30-1, however they can be taken concurrently.

The objectives of Math 31 (Calculus) are:

  • To develop an understanding of the algebra of functions and transformations, together with their graphs, and to apply these understandings in different areas of mathematics.
  • To develop a fluency in algebraic computations involving rational expressions, inequalities, absolute values and trigonometric functions.
  • To achieve an understanding of the principal concepts and methods of differential and integral
  • To develop skills in problem solving and reasoning, using calculus concepts.
  • To understand the connections and interplay among various mathematical concepts and between mathematics and other disciplines.