MBF3C outline Sept 2009 by dix06N

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									              Grade 11 Foundations of College Mathematics – MBF3C
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem-solving tool in the real
world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential
growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership;
develop their ability to reason by collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability
and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills
as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Teachers & Contact Information:
Telephone:             905-940-8840         Email:
Ms. K. Kei-Baxter      Ext. 592             kassondra.kei@yrdsb.edu.on.ca

Textbook: Pearson Math 11 ($65)

Moodle: There will be handouts and resources posted on the course moodle. Students are expected to check the course
         moodle on a regular basis. The link to the moodle can be found at http://www.markville.ss.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/. The
         enrolment key is collegemath.
                                                                              Term Work: Unit Tests,        70%
Evaluation: Throughout the course students will be given many                  Quizzes, Performance
            opportunities to demonstrate the extent of their achievement.       Tasks, and Journals
            All work submitted in this course will be assessed and                 Final Exam and
            evaluated using the standards set by the Ontario Ministry of                                    30%
                                                                                     Summatives
            Education. The final mark will be calculated as follows:

The evaluation of all achievement demonstrated in this course is based on the following Ministry categories listed below.
The term mark (70% of course grade) will be based on summative evaluations of the course expectations which may include
unit tests, quizzes, performance tasks and/or journals. These evaluations will be assessed according to the achievement
chart categories more or less as follows:

   Knowledge and         Subject-specific content acquired in each course (knowledge), and the
                                                                                                                 35%
   Understanding         comprehension of its meaning and significance (understanding).
                         The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within
     Application                                                                                                 35%
                         and between various contexts.
                         The conveying of meaning through various oral, written, and visual forms (e.g.,
                         providing explanations of reasoning or justification of results orally or in writing;
   Communication         communicating mathematical ideas and solutions in writing, using numbers and            15%
                         algebraic symbols, and visually, using pictures, diagrams, charts, tables, graphs,
                         and concrete materials).
                         The use of critical and creative thinking skills and/or processes, as follows:
                              planning skills (e.g., understanding the problem, making a plan for solving
       Thinking                  the problem)                                                                    15%
                              processing skills (e.g., carrying out a plan, looking back at the solution)
                              critical/creative thinking processes (e.g., inquiry, problem solving)

Throughout the course, formative assessments will be implemented to provide students with direct feedback on their
progress and learning. These assessments and the resulting feedback are designed to improve student learning but will not
be used in the calculation of the final mark.

Learning Environment: To protect your learning environment and the quality of the program that you will need for further
progress in mathematics, it is important that you keep up. Mathematics is a skill subject that demands regular review and
practice. Your understanding of the new material depends on your skill with previous concepts.
             Bring the proper equipment everyday ( notebook with lined and graph paper, graphing/scientific calculator,
                pencil, ruler, coloured pens, eraser …)
             Do your homework! Don’t fall behind!!
             Get extra help if you do not understand the material after it has been taken up
                               Attend the peer tutoring club sessions or a peer tutor may be assigned to you
                               Arrange a time with your teacher for extra help:________________________________




Academic Honesty/Policy for late submissions: Refer to Markville Secondary School’s policy.
Learning Skills: Learning skills will be tracked throughout the semester and will appear on the report card but they will not
be used in the determination of a student’s final mark. The following learning skills will be tracked:

                                Completes tasks independently and with confidence
                                Manages time and resources effectively
       Works Independently      Reflects on learning experiences and revises work
                                Uses prior knowledge and experience to solve problems and make decisions
                                Works willingly and cooperatively with others
                                Listens attentively, without interrupting
             Teamwork
                                Shows respect for ideas and opinions of others
                                Is accountable and works to achieve group goals
                                Makes use of an agenda or organizer with evident goals and timelines
                                Organizes work when faced with a number of tasks
           Organization
                                Manages and uses time to effectively meet deadlines
                                Works to organize information and ideas in a coherent manner
                                Begins work promptly and uses time effectively
            Work Habits         Is prepared to participate by using materials and equipment effectively
            Homework            Completes homework on time and with care
                                Follows directions
                                Approaches new learning with a positive attitude
                                Requires little prompting to complete a task, displaying self-motivation and self-direction
              Initiative
                                Makes good use of resources and seeks assistance when needed
                                Identifies problems to solve and generates questions to answer

Course Outline: This course will be delivered in the following sequence:

Unit 1: Trigonometry                                             Unit 5: Probability

Unit 2: Quadratics Part I                                        Unit 6: Exponential Functions

Unit 3: Quadratics Part II                                       Unit 7: Personal Finance

Unit 4: Statistics                                               Unit 8: Geometry


Math Pathways Chart

                                                                        Students taking this course will be eligible to take:
                                                                           MAP4C Grade 12 College

                                                                        Refer to the prerequisite chart for more details.




I have read and understand the expectations of the grade 11C math course. I have shared this information with my
parent(s)/guardians and will inform them of my progress in the course on a regular basis.

________________________________ _________________________________ _______________________________
        Student’s Signature              Parent’s Signature                  Parent Email

								
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