Math Foundations 11 Room 140
Ms. J Glover
Text: Constructing Mathematics Book 2
Materials needed: Pen/Pencils/Paper, Ruler, Scientific calculator
This course focuses on concrete activities, models and applications.
Regular attendance is important because of the hands on nature of the course.
Outcomes students must achieve:
Linear Programming (30%)
Reviewing linear equations
Solving systems of linear equations using graphs and algebraic methods
Finding constraints with equations and graphs
Applying linear programming to find the optimal solution to a problem
Consumer Math (25%)
Estimate and calculate income, deductions and taxes
Make a budget and plan financially
Determine the cost of credit, loans and transportation
Simple and compound interest
Develop and apply decision making charts
Right-angled trigonometry review
Applying laws of sines and cosines
Exploring areas of triangles
Sampling, bias, variability
Collecting, displaying and interpreting data
Using normal curve, mean and standard deviation
Independent Study- research, present and learn about a topic in mathematics
Course Evaluation will be based on
Unit Tests (one per unit)
Comprehension Questions (per major concept)
Mid-Term (expected late October)
Assignments (1-2 per unit)
Independent Study (10% of term value)
Task mark (per unit for completing classroom work)
Term mark 70%
Final Exam 30%
Some important dates to note in your agenda:
Curriculum night September 15th
Last day to drop/level change request September 30th
Midterm expected Late October
Progress Reports Issued/Parent teacher November 1st
End Semester 1 January 24th
Exam Week January 25th-January28th
HRSB Board policy and school policy does not allow cell phones, or any other
electronic devices to be used in classrooms unless for instructional use. If you have
them on you, please turn them off as you enter the classroom.
I am available at lunch for extra help. I will have two scheduled days a week (to be
announced later). Other times are available by appointment. I am more than willing to
provide extra help to anyone who attends class and uses their time in class well.
Extra help is not time to re-teach a topic or section that you have missed it is
support for someone who is having difficultly with part of the course they have been
working on and need some assistance. Check my website for notes and examples of
problems. Try these before you come in. Don’t start with “I am here because I have
no idea what’s going on”. This is a big problem, not something that can be fixed in a
30 minute help period!
Mathematics 11 Foundations
ATTENDANCE IS A KEY TO SUCCESS.
Attendance is mandatory at Millwood high school. Studies show that successful
students attend all classes and complete all coursework on time. Missing time
means falling behind, and the “snowball effect” will get out of control very fast.
This is especially true in all math courses, as one skill builds on the next.
Students risk losing the credit if they miss too many classes. There is an
attendance policy this year at Millwood. Students with excellent attendance who
meet specific criteria may qualify for an exam exemption.
You will get several per unit. Please get them in on time. Assignments are due on the
due date at the beginning of the due class. Late assignments will only be accepted if
you and I have discussed the reasons for the lateness BEFORE the due date. I will
mark and return work quickly. This means that if you and I have agreed to late
acceptance, then everyone in the class must wait to get their corrected work
returned. It is best to get feedback quickly. Once assignments have been passed
back to students, corrected, they will not be accepted for points. This is only
fair. Make sure all assignments get handed into the FOLDER on my desk, marked for
When I feel you should have mastered a skill, a quick assessment if be given to
be completed in class. If you have done the work in class, and learned the
outcome(s), you will do well on these. You will not always be given notice when
these will be, but there will be no surprises on them. These are given at the
beginning of class. If you are late, you may miss the opportunity to get the
marks for them.
As we complete each unit, we will write a test on the material that we have
studied. You will have plenty of notice that a unit test is coming. You will be
permitted to bring a page of notes into the test. Class time is generally given
for you to prepare this page. It must be your own notes, not something copied
form someone else. Be present on the day of the test. A no show for a test
day is zero.
During the exam period you will complete a final assessment to see what you
are taking away from the course. You have the opportunity to get exempted
from writing the final exam. You can apply to get exempted from one final
exam per semester if you meet certain requirements. One of these is
completing all course work on time. You must have no unexcused absences from
class in the semester and no more than 6 excused absences per course. If you
qualify, then you will receive your class mark out of 70 points as your final
1. We follow the rules set by the PEBS Behavior matrix, posted in the
2. Your behavior may not interfere with the learning of another student.
3. You must make every effort to succeed.
4. No electronic devices are allowed during class time. That means cell
phones are off and out of sight. Please no MP3 players and no earphones
during instructional class time.
5. No food in class, no beverages other than water.
6. Please ask, as soon as you do not understand something.
Success in this course depends on you coming in with basic math skills including;
Adding, multiplying and dividing
Order of operations
Working with percents, decimals, and fractions
Basic algebra skills and working with integers
Manipulating and solving equations
You need to identify any weaknesses you may have in these areas early on. The first
few days of class will be devoted to “bringing you up to speed”. Some of you may
require more time than others. Extra help will be offered if you need more help
getting up to speed. I will post extra help times on the board.
Bring to class:
Scientific calculator (these will not be supplied by the teacher)
Watch my website for upcoming homework and assignments. Unit tests dates will be
posted here well in advance.
If you miss time (for any reason)
Handouts, missed work, and corrected assignments can be picked up in the box at the
front of the room, please check there first! All excused absences go through the
main office. Daily notes will be posted on my website, so if you miss, you can print
them at home or copy them by hand. I will not photocopy notes for students who
As for me, I will be prepared for class each day, I will be on time for class, I will
return work promptly, I will be available for extra help, and I will be fair with
evaluation and willing to help all who are doing their best in class.
Let’s get started!