CHHS has adopted a Middle School Philosophy in recent years with respect to its grade 7 and 8 students. In an effort to reduce the number of teachers our Middle School students see on a daily basis, courses like Math and Science have been podded together—meaning students have one teacher that teaches them both Math and Science.

**GRADE 7**

**Teachers:**Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Hilton & Ms. Weller**Math topics include:**decimals, fractions & fraction operations, percents, integers, coordinates & design, patterns & expressions, solving equations and geometry**Science topics include:**ecosystems, plants, heat & temperature, structures & forces and planet Earth- Math/Science 7 Course Outline

**GRADE 8**

**Teachers:**Ms. Hancock, Mrs. Kurpjuweit & Mrs. Poscik**Math topics include:**integers, fraction operations, ratios, rates & proportions, percent, linear relations & equations, Pythagorean theorem, surface area & volume, and data & probability**Science topics include:**matter, cells & systems, light & optics, mechanical systems, and fresh & salt water systems- Math/Science 8 Course Outline

**Teachers:**Mr. Ressler, Mrs. Strobel, Mr. Canadine, Mr. Galloway & Mrs. Provost

**The Mathematics Curriculum**

The Grades 10-12 Mathematics Program of Studies includes a combined Grade 10 course, Mathematics 10C, that is the starting point for the -1 and -2 course sequences. This will allow Mathematics 10C students to delay choosing a mathematics course sequence until Grade 11. Upon successful completion of 10C students will choose a path of 20-1 or 20-2 depending on their post secondary aspirations. The other Grade 10 mathematics course available is Mathematics 10-3 (Apprenticeship & Workplace) for students planning to enter a trade or the workforce. Students who have successfully completed Math 10-3 may move on to Math 20-3 or to Math 10C.

**Course Sequences: **http://www.education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/math/parents.aspx

**Typical Course Sequence:** Math 411 - A Number of Options

**High School Math Requirements for Post-Secondary Admission: **http://alis.alberta.ca/ps/ep/aas/ta/mathreq.html

**MATHEMATICS 9**

- The Math curriculum is made up of 4 major strands [big ideas] with 2 or 3 substrands [smaller ideas] under each strand. A scientific calculator is needed for this course. The strands and substrands are as follows:
- Number
**:**rational numbers, powers, exponents, square roots - Patterns and Relations: polynomials, linear relations, solving linear equations, linear inequalities
- Shape and Space: line and rotational symmetry, surface area, scale factors, similarity, circle geometry
- Statistics and Probability: data analysis, probability

__ MATHEMATICS 10 Combined__ – 5 credits (Recommended Entry: 60% in Math 9)

- This course is designed for students who plan to take -1 (Pre-Calculus) or -2 (Foundations) course sequence.
- Students who want to continue with post-secondary education.
- Topics in this sequence include relations and functions, equations, probability, statistics and trigonometry.
- Students need to purchase a graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus,TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver is recommended)

__ MATHEMATICS 10-3 Apprenticeship and Workplace__ – 5 credits (Recommended Entry: Less than 60% in Math 9)

- This course is designed for students interested in trades or direct entry into the workforce.
- This sequence aligns with entrance requirements for many trades programs.
- Topics in this sequence include finance, geometry, measurement and trigonometry.

__ MATHEMATICS 20-1 Pre-Calculus__ – 5 credits (Recommended Entry: 70% in Math 10 Combined)

- This course sequence 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 calculus.
- Topics in this sequence include sequences and series, trigonometry, quadratics, absolute values and radicals, inequalities, systems of equations inequalities and rational expressions and equations.
- Students need to purchase a graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus,TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver is recommended)

__ MATHEMATICS 20-2 Foundations__ – 5 credits (Entry: 50% in Math 10 Combined)

- This course sequence 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 calculus.
- Topics in this sequence include measurement, statistics, reasoning, quadratics, radicals and geometry.
- Students need to purchase a graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus,TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver is recommended)

__ MATHEMATICS 20-3 Apprenticeship and Workplace__ – 5 credits (Entry: 50% in Math 10-3)

- This course is designed for students interested in trades or direct entry into the workforce.
- This sequence aligns with entrance requirements for many trades programs.
- Topics in this sequence include finance, geometry, statistics, measurement and algebra.

__ MATHEMATICS 30-1 Pre-Calculus__ – 5 credits (Recommended Entry: 60% in Math 20-1)

- This course sequence 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 calculus.
- Topics in this sequence include trigonometry, relations and functions, permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem
*(This course is subject to a provincial diploma exam which determines 50% of the final mark)*

__ MATHEMATICS 30-2 Foundations__ – 5 credits (Recommended Entry: 50% in Math 20-2 or 50-59% in Math 20-1)

- This course sequence 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 calculus.
- Topics in this sequence include logical reasoning, probability, relations and functions, and a mathematical reasoning project
*(This course is subject to a provincial diploma exam which determines 50% of the final mark)*

__ MATHEMATICS 30-3 Apprenticeship and Workplace__ – 5 credits (Entry: 50% in Math 20-3)

- This course is designed for students interested in trades or direct entry into the workforce.
- This sequence aligns with entrance requirements for many trades programs.
- Topics in this sequence include measurement, geometry, number, algebra, statistics and probability
*(This course*__does not__have a provincial diploma exam)

__ MATHEMATICS 31 __– 5 credits (Recommended Entry: 60% from Math 30-1)

- Math 31 is an introductory course in the study of Calculus. The suggested prerequisite is a mark of 60% in Math 30-1. Students can take Math 31 concurrently with Math 30-1 with the instructor’s approval.
- Calculus has two branches of study: differential calculus and integral calculus. Differential calculus deals with instantaneous rates of change. Integral calculus is concerned with finding a quality by knowing the rate of change.
- Students who are considering further studies in the Sciences, Engineering, or Commerce and Economics should consider taking this course.

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