Academic Halifax West High School
Successful completion of Mathematics 11 or PreCalculus 11.
Foundations of Mathematics 12 (Nelson)
Mathematics 12 is an academic high school mathematics
course that is offered over one semester. Students who select Mathematics 12
should have a solid understanding of the Mathematics 11 curriculum. Course content
includes: finance, polynomial, exponential and sinusoidal functions, Set
theory, counting and probability, logical puzzles and games. Students will
also complete a math research project.
RF01 Students will be expected to represent data, using polynomial
functions (of degree ≤ 3), to solve problems
RF02 Students will be expected to represent data, using exponential and
logarithmic functions, to solve problems.
RF03 Students will be expected to represent data, using sinusoidal functions
, to solve problems.
FM01 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve compound
interest in financial decision making.
FM02 Students will be expected to analyze costs and benefits of renting,
leasing and buying.
FM03 Students will be expected to analyze an investment portfolio in terms
of interest rate, rate of return, and total return.
Set Theory 15%
LR02 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve the
application of set theory.
LR03 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve conditional
P01 Students will be expected to interpret and assess the validity of
odds and probability statements.
P02 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve the probability
of mutually exclusive and nonmutually exclusive events.
P03 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve the probability
of two events.
P04 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve the fundamental
P05 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve permutations.
P06 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve combinations.
Project / Logical Puzzles and Games 10%
MRP01 Students will be expected to research and give a presentation on a
topic that involves the application of mathematics.
LR01 Students will be expected to analyze puzzles and games that involve
numerical and logical reasoning, using problem-solving strategies.
Exam: The exam will be based on the entire year and is worth 20% of the
final grade. The exam will be written in June.
Tests: Tests are major
assessments and will be announced several days in advance. Expect tests to
be cumulative throughout the year.
Quizzes: Quizzes provide
opportunities to assess ongoing progress and give indications as to whether
extra help is needed. Quizzes are generally short and will be announced in
Assignments: Assignments will be
given and graded on a regular basis. They may be in class or take home,
individual or group effort, as indicated by your teacher. Submissions will
not be accepted after the corrected assignments have been handed back to
Homework Probes: Homework probes
are unannounced short evaluations based on recent work. Students must be
sure to keep up with their work on a daily basis and come in for extra help
Note: Marks throughout the semester will adhere to
Assignments and Homework Probes 50%
** Absence from an assessment will require a written
excuse from a parent or guardian upon your return to class. Failure to do so
will result in a mark of zero for that assessment. You will be expected to
make up missed tests. If you are absent from class, it is your
responsibility to catch up on any missed work. Check the class website, ask
classmates for notes, and see your teacher to get any handouts. Any
assignments due during your absence will be due at the beginning of class on
the day you return (provided a note excusing your absence has been presented
to your teacher). Graphing calculators will be provided for use during class
and on tests.