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Mathematics Offered at Archbishop O'Leary

Students construct their understanding of mathematics by developing meaning based on a variety of learning experiences. The use of manipulatives, visuals and a variety of pedagogical approaches can address the diversity of learning styles and developmental stages of students. The main goals of mathematics education are to prepare students to:

  • solve problems

  • communicate and reason mathematically

  • make connections between mathematics and its applications

  • become mathematically literate

  • appreciate and value mathematics

Mathematics is one way of understanding, interpreting and describing our world.​​

 

Math 10-3, 20-3, 30-3 

This course sequence 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 workforce. Upon completion of Math 10-3 with a grade of 75% or higher, a student is eligible for enrollment into Math 10C.

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Complete Math 10-3 in the first semester of Grade 10, prior to taking Math 10C, to gain confidence in mathematics and to develop a greater understanding of foundational skills and flexibility of mathematics needed to be successful. You will be better prepared to handle the concepts and the pace required to succeed at Math 10C during the second semester of Grade 10. 


 ​​Math 10 Combined 

Math 10C is the starting point for both the Math -2 and Math -1-course sequences. The instructional focus is on conceptual development of concepts, practicing procedural skills, and building problem solving strategies that lay the groundwork to be successful in either stream. This introductory high school course provides students the opportunity to choose a -2 or -1 sequence based on student mathematical ability, work ethic, study habits, interests, and future career goals.

PRE-REQUISITE RECCOMMENDED 55% or higher in Math 9

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Take this self-assessment test to help you select an appropriate level of math in your Grade 10 year.


 Math 20-2, 30-2 

The Math -2 sequence of courses is designed for students who want to attend a university, college, or technical institute after high school, but do not need calculus skills. This includes students intending to study at the post-secondary level in diverse fields including arts programs, civil engineering technology, medical technologies, nursing, and some apprenticeship programs.

PRE-REQUISITE REQUIRED 50% or higher from Math 10C to Math 20-2, 50% or higher from Math 20-2 to Math 30-2.

 

Math 20-1, 30-1 Pre-Calculus

The Math -1 sequence is designed for students who want to study mathematics or sciences at a university, college, or technical institute. The mathematics is rigorous and demands a higher level of conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts. Students enrolled in this sequence intend to pursue a math related career such as engineering, applied mathematics, sciences, some business studies, or other programs that require advanced math skills  This sequence is a pre-requisite for Mathematics 31 which may be required for entrance for some post-secondary programs.

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Mathematics 31 Calculus 

Math 31 is an advanced mathematics course that introduces students to the methods of calculus in preparation for post-secondary programs that recommend or require high school calculus. Emphasis will be placed on preparation to study further calculus courses in university faculties such as engineering, applied mathematics, or business. It is recommended that students complete Math 30-1 prior to enrolling in Mathematics 31; however, the courses may be taken concurrently.

Advanced Placement Program

The AP program provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed in university, from improved study habits, to exam-writing experience, to workload and time management.

The Math AP sequence of courses is designed for students who enjoy math and its challenges. Students must be motivated, committed, and consistent in their study of Mathematical Theory as topics and concepts will be examined in more depth and with multiple representations in comparison to the regular Alberta Education curriculum standards. Evaluation of student ability will be based on the respective course assessment standards of Alberta Education.

 

​AP Maths Sample Schedule

Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
Semester 1Semester 2Semester 1Semester 2Semester 1Semester 2
​Math 10CAP in

either semester

Math 10CAP in

either semester

Math
20-1AP
Math
30-1AP

Math 31AP

Calculus or Math 35AP Statistics

Learning Strategies 35

AP Exams written in early May.

 

 

Mathematics 31AP Calculus AB

Students enrolled in Math 31AP will complete the Alberta Mathematics 31 Calculus program during the first semester of Grade 12. Topics will be enriched with multiple representations to provide a deeper understanding of the concepts. There will be a focus on providing complete solutions to free response problems by justifying answers with reference to theorems and rules. Students must enroll in Learning Strategies 35 during the second semester to continue to study calculus concepts not covered in Math 31 and prepare for the AP Calculus AB exam in May. Upon successful completion of the AP Calculus AB exam in May, students may receive university credit equivalent to a first year math course. This course is recommended for university faculties such as engineering, advanced math, and sciences programs to give students an advantage in first year post-secondary institutions requiring calculus.

PRE-REQUISITE REQUIRED Successful completion of Math 20-1. It is recommended that students complete Math 30-1AP prior to studying Math 31AP, however due to scheduling restrictions, Math 30-1 and Math 31AP may be taken concurrently during the first semester of Grade 12.

Mathematics 35AP Statistics

Student enrolled in this course will complete the Alberta Mathematics 35 Statistics program during the first semester of Grade 12. Students should have a strong grasp of mathematical processes and possess a sufficient mathematical maturity. Curriculum for this course will provide students with a non­calculus based introduction to statistics. Students must enroll in Learning Strategies 35 during the second semester to continue to study statistics concepts beyond Alberta Math 35 curriculum and to prepare for the AP Statistics exam in May. This course may be delivered individually on-line depending on enrollment.

It is recommended that students complete Math 30-1 prior to studying statistics, however due to scheduling restrictions, Math 30-1 and Math 35AP may be taken concurrently during the first semester of Grade 12.

 

Learning Strategies 35 AP Calculus

This course is an extension of Math 31AP Calculus into the second semester. Students will complete the study of AP Calculus AB that extends beyond Math 31 Calculus. Students will be given the opportunity for extensive preparation to write the AP Calculus AB exam in early May.

Depending on enrollment, this course may also include an extension of Math 35 AP Statistics and preparation for the AP Statistics exam in early May.​