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Toronto Catholic District School Board


In today's data driven world, the need for school graduates to understand mathematical concepts and be able to use reasoning strategies to make decisions has never been more important. This course enables students to develop mathematical ideas through...
• exploration of applications
• the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning
• relationships to develop equations of straight lines in analytic geometry
• relationships between volume and surface area of objects in measurement
• extended algebraic skills in problem solving
• the measurement of 3-dimensional objects and 2-dimensional figures
• the development of their abilities in abstract reasoning
• quadratic functions and their applications
• solving and applying linear systems
• multi-step problems in analytic geometry to verify properties of geometric figures
• trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills
• financial applications of mathematics
• applications of sequences and series
• investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions
• develop facility in operating with polynomials
• rational expressions, and exponential expressions
• develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions
• function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning
• investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics
• exponential functions and develop skills in manipulating exponential expressions
• financial applications involving compound interest and annuities
• problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases
• calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations

Students learn math best through activities that encourage them to explore, think about what they are exploring, solve problems using information they have gathered themselves, and explain how they reached their solutions. Students learn more easily when they connect mathematical concepts and procedures with their own experience. Through problem solving that involves the application and communication of concepts in Mathematics, students will gain a deeper knowledge of mathematical concepts and will develop a positive attitude towards the study of Mathematics.

In an age dominated by numbers, individuals who lack the ability to think numerically can neither make wise decisions nor participate fully in a society which places value on quantitative evidence.