The Mathematics Department offers mathematics education that meets the needs of all of its students. If your son has a natural ability and inquisitive mind for mathematics we offer courses such as Mathematics 8 Plus to maintain interest and challenge their abilities. We also offer an accelerated mathematics program beginning in the tenth grade that allows students to complete Pre-Calculus 10, 11 & 12 in two years so to enroll in Advanced Placement Calculus in their twelfth grade. We offer students of all abilities the opportunity to succeed and achieve their goal of entering post-secondary education by offering both Foundations 11 & 12 as well as Pre-Calculus 11 & 12.
The Foundations 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, geometry, measurement, number, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability (WNCP, 2008). The Pre-Calculus pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry, and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem (WNCP, 2008). Students that enroll in Pre-Calculus 12 are strongly recommended to take Calculus 12 concurrently to better prepare them for post-secondary mathematics. Aside from curricular activities, the Mathematics Department proudly participates in extracurricular activities such as American and Canadian mathematics contests and Math Club. Students are often sought after by universities because of their contest results.
The staff of the mathematics department are all teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. They are all willing to help their students maximize conceptual understanding and promote success in future years of mathematics.