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Mathematics.

In high school mathematics, there are three streams to consider: The -1 stream, the -2 stream, and the -3 stream. Please read the following flowchart carefully. Further description is outlined below.

In the above diagram, the black arrows denote the typical pathways and preferred transfer points a student follows to progress from course level to course level, with recommended prerequisite grades noted in red.

 

-1 Stream

Math 10C, Math 20-1, Math 30-1, Math 30-1/31 Combined, Math 31; 5 Credits per course

This course sequence is designed for students that are prepared for the rigor and effort required for success. This type of student will have a strong aptitude for mathematics thus being able to handle sophisticated algebraic approaches to solving complex equations. The -1 mathematics student exhibits the greatest amount of detailed thinking and willingness to try and try again. This course sequence provides students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills needed for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of Calculus, such as the Engineering, Science, and Business faculties. Some technical programs offered at NAIT require the -1 sequence of mathematics study. At the end of Math 30-1, the students must write a Provincial Diploma examination. An alternate way to obtain credit in both Math 30-1 and Math 31 is to take Math 30-1/31 Combined (details are below).

 

– 2 Stream

Math 10C, Math 20-2, Math 30-2; 5 Credits per course

This course sequence is designed for students that are prepared to show effort and rigour required for success. This type of student will have an aptitude for mathematics thus being able to handle algebraic approaches to solving mathematical equations and the ability to apply logical thought to solve problems. The -2 mathematics student will exhibit a large amount of detailed thinking and willingness to try and try again. This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills needed for entry into post-secondary programs that do not require the study of Calculus, such as the Nursing, Arts and Education (Elementary) faculties, and many other technical programs at NAIT and McEwan University. At the end of Math 30-2, the students must write a Provincial Diploma examination.

 

– 3 Stream

Math 10-3, Math 20-3, Math 30-3; 5 Credits per course

This course sequence is designed:

  1. to give students a chance to upgrade their mathematical skills before entering into the 10C, -1, -2 sequences, or
  2. to provide a practical amount of complexity, rigor and algebra skill needed for direct entry into the workforce or trades.
For detailed course content in any of the above listed courses, please visit the Alberta education curricular website and follow the links. A PDF file is available for the 10-20-30 course of studies and for Math 31.  An alternate way to obtain credit in both Math 30-1 and Math 31 is to take Math 30-1/31 Combined (details are given below).

 

Page 27 - Math 3

Page 26 - Math 1

Page 26 - Math 2

 

Math 10 Extended

10 Credits (5 credits for both Math 10-3 and Math 10C)

This math course is designed for those students that passed Math 9, but specifically for students that achieved between 50-70%. Students enrolling in this course will have full intention to carry on to Math 20-2 or Math 20-1. In this course, students will work on Math 10-3 and Math 10C. During the first term, students will cover the regular Math 10-3 curriculum and other foundational math skills necessary for subsequent math courses. Students will have opportunity to continue to develop skill in numeracy, and mathematical reading and writing. It is our intention that the skill development that takes place in this course will enable students to proceed to the next level of mathematics and be successful. The topics covered in the second term are meant to build upon previous knowledge learned in the first term and to progress from simple to more complex conceptual understandings.

Recommended Prerequisite: 50-70% in Math 9.

 

Math 30-1/31 Combined

10 Credits (5 credits for both Math 30-1 and Math 31)

This is a course that is taken every day for the whole year. After the successful completion of the course, students will earn 5 credits for Math 30-1 and 5 credits for Math 31. The two courses are taught simultaneously as there are common topics to both that are studied in different ways. Because of the multiple ways of looking at the content, students have an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of Math 30-1. Also, students will study content with the extra rigor of Math 31 before finishing Math 30-1. Because of these opportunities, students should have an advantage when they write their Provincial Diploma examination for Math 30-1 in June.

Recommended Prerequisite: 65% or higher in Math 20-1.

 

Mathematics 10Ci & 20-1i

5 Credits per course (for both Mathematics 10C and Mathematics 20-1)

These two courses are taken in the Grade 10 year of high school. They are mainly preparatory for the rigour of Math 30-1 IB and Math 31 IB. Courses follow the Alberta Curriculum, and move slightly faster than normal to accommodate an extra unit at the end of each course: Math 10Ci includes a unit on Radicals, Math 20-1i includes a unit on Statistics and Probability.

Recommended Prerequisite: Honours in Grade 9 Math.

 

Mathematics SL Years 1 & 2

5 Credits per course (for both Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31)

Both of these courses are full-year, where students attend class every second day. For Math SL Year 1, the regular Alberta curriculum for Math 30-1 (see page 36) is covered, as well as a unit on Probability Distributions. Students will begin a Mathematical Exploration, a research-type project where students pick a topic of interest, explore it, and write about the mathematics of the topic. Students in Math SL Year 1 will write the Math 30-1 Alberta Provincial Diploma Exam in June. In Math SL Year 2, the Alberta curriculum is covered as well as a unit on Vectors. Once Vectors are completed, preparation intensifies for the IB exams in May, and the Mathematical Exploration research project is completed.

Prerequisite: Math 20i for Math SL Year 1; Math SL Year 1 for Math SL Year 2.