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Foundations of Mathematics 12

 


Introduction:

Prerequisite:  Foundations of Mathematics 11
 
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, logical reasoning, probability, relations and functions. The seven mathematical process (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.


 

Course Layout:

Topic

Learning Activities

(% of Learning Activities)

Course Completion Milestones

Unit 1

Finance-Investing Money

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 1--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 1 Exam (3.5)

Unit 1--12.5%

Unit 2

Finance-Borrowing Money

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 2--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 2 Exam (3.5)

Unit 2--12.5%

Unit 3

Set Notation

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 3--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 3 Exam (3.5)

Unit 3--12.5%

Unit 4

Combinatorics

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 4--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 4 Exam (3.5)

Unit 4--12.5%

Unit 5

Probability

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 5--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 5 Exam (3.5)

Unit 5--12.5%

Unit 6

Polynomial Functions

 

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 6--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 6 Exam (3.5)

Unit 6--12.5%

Unit 7

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 7--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 7 Exam (3.5)

Unit 7--12.5%

Unit 8

Sinusoidal Functions

  • Unit Lessons (2)
  • Practice Activities (2)
  • Unit 8--Send-In Assignment (5)
  • Unit 8 Exam (3.5)

Unit 8--12.5%

 

 

 



Delivery and Support:

  • Online Only. Teacher and student work together in Moodle. Self paced. Start at any time.
  • Each Unit has a series of lessons and a Send-In assignment.
  • Module exams are invigilated exams that are arranged with your test supervisor. For Information please refer to the NCDES Website/Resourses & Information/Exam Supervision Form  or the Introductory Course Email(Course teacher sent you).


Resources:

  • A Graphing calculator is required. A Texas Instrument Ti 83/84, 83/84 Plus or newer model is recommended.
  • Spreadsheet Application, this would be  in MS Office Suite, OpenOffice Suite or LibreOffice Suite. OpenOffice and LibreOffice are free online.
  • There is no required textbook for this course.
  • The ability to print and scan material.:

 


Assessment:

  • Unit Assignments: 40%
  • Module Exams: 60%
  • Achievement is assessed as a measure of achievement relative to Ministry prescribed learning outcomes. These can be viewed by clicking the link. 
  • Curriculum may be viewed within the Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package.



Credits: 4


Technical Requirements:


Browser: Firefox or Chrome recommended
Internet: Cable or ADSL 

Additional Software: Adobe Reader, full Flash and Java support, an office suite, ability to play audio and video files
For additional information on computer requirements, please refer to the Computer Requirements and Standards section under Resources & Information on our home page, and to the contents of the Introductory Orientation Course.

For definitions of some terms please refer to our glossary.