This course builds on students’ previous
experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of
change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic
representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional
space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the
derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical
functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world
relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical
processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended
for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science,
engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students
who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or
- Teacher: Siming Hou
This course broadens students’ understanding of
mathematics as it relates to managing data.
Students will apply methods for organizing and analyzing large amounts
of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry
out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and
skills. Students will also refine their
use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university
programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this
course of particular interest.
- Teacher: Siming Hou
This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will explore the origins of and developments in diverse food traditions. They will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a variety of cultures, compare food-related etiquette in many countries and cultures, and explain how Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will develop practical skills and apply social science research methods while investigating foods and food practices from around the world.
- Teacher: Sharon Wang
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
- Teacher: Tam Huynh
This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.
This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.