We will be using the new curriculum, which was finalized this year. The Big Ideas are
- Algebra allows us to generalize relationships through abstract thinking.
- The meanings of, and connections between, operations extend to powers, radicals, and polynomials.
- Quadratic relationships are prevalent in the world around us.
- Trigonometry involves using proportional reasoning to solve indirect measurement problems.
Textbook: McAskill et al., Pre-Calculus 11, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2011.
Assessment will be based on unit tests, homework, quizzes, and a final exam.
Unit Tests and Quizzes
Assignments will be marked by the student and handed in. Answer keys will be provided.
Quizzes will fall throughout the course units.
Unit Tests will occur at the end of each unit.
The final exam will take place in the exam period.
- real number system
- powers with rational exponents
- radical operations and equations
- polynomial factoring
- rational expressions and equations
- quadratic functions and equations
- linear and quadratic inequalities
- trigonometry: non-right triangles and angles in standard position
- financial literacy: compound interest, investments, loans