GSCS Parent & Student Learning Community Instructions

Information Regarding Mathematics Pathways and Courses

Updated Post-Secondary Information

The following documents contain information regarding Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions mathematics admission requirements.  All students and parents are advised to directly refer to the websites of the post-secondary institutions regarding admission requirements as information may have been updated since the creation of these documents.

Pathways and Post Secondary Information Jan 2013.doc

SIAST Math requirements 2013.xls

U of R Math requirements 2013.xls

U of S Math requirements 2013.xls



Workplace And Apprenticeship 10

A Wiki was made by Shawna Stangel, an instructional consultant for Regina Public Schools.  Visit the link below to find out more.

.http://workplace-apprenticeship-10.wikispaces.com/

Mathematics Curriculum Information and Support for Parents

Valuable math curriculum information can be accessed through these two documents released by Manitoba Education. The information provided reflects the math curriculum implemented in Saskatchewan and discusses ways parents and guardians can help their child learn.

 

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/docs/parents/mathmatters/index.html

 

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/docs/parents/learn/math.html

Grade 10 Math Courses

Students are strongly encouraged by the Ministry and GSCS to take both of the Grade 10 math courses: Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 & Workplace and Apprenticeship 10.

 

Rationale:

·        Students will benefit as there is rigorous math learning in both courses. This will allow students to develop a deep foundational understanding of mathematics.

·        Students should be exposed to the mathematics in all three of the pathways before deciding on a pathway.

·        It delays the decision regarding which pathway to take until Grade 11.

·        It keeps the students' options open for all three pathways.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ministry has posted responses to "frequently asked questions" about Secondary Mathematics curriculum renewal on their website. The FAQ document is online (see related documents) at: http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/math  

 

New Course Offerings for 2010-2011

In Grade 10, students are strongly encouraged to take both math courses:  Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10 (WA 10) & Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 (FM 10). 

 

Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10 (WA 10)    

Prerequisite: Mathematics 90

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include: measurement, geometry, consumer math, and algebra.

 

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 (FM 10)  

Prerequisite: Mathematics 90

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs. Topics include: measurement, trigonometry, exponents, polynomials, factoring, irrational numbers, and relations and functions.

    

French Immersion Mathematics Courses:

 

Both of the Grade 10 Mathematics Courses: Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10 and Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 will be offered as part of the French Immersion Program. Students are recommended to take both courses in French to obtain the number of credits required for a Bilingual Diploma.

 

Milieux de travail et formation d'apprentis 10 (WA 10F)

This course is for students in the French Immersion Program. It covers the same topics as Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10.

 

Fondements des mathematiques et Précalcul 10 (FM 10F)

This course is for students in the French Immersion Program. It covers the same topics as Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10.

 

 

Additional Information about the Pathways

Foundations of Mathematics

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, geometry, measurement, number sense, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.

 

Workplace & Apprenticeship Mathematics

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number sense, statistics and probability.

 

Pre-Calculus

This 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 sense, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry, and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.

 

Mathematics 11 & 21

This pathway is designed for students who require a modified mathematics program.

 

Please see the attached diagrams:

Renewed Secondary Mathematics Program - Diagram.pdf

Implementation Plan - Diagram.pdf

Division Parent Letter and Ministry Brochure

Welcome Parents and Students!

The purpose of this site is to provide parents and students in the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division with information about the renewed secondary mathematics curriculum.

Please view the division letter to parents of Grade 9 students (2009-2010 school year) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education brochure: "A Parent's Guide to the Renewed Seconday Mathematics Program":

Division Parent Letter.pdf  

Ministry Parent Brochure.pdf

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Krista Hayes at khayes@gscs.sk.ca or 659-8022

 

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