Mathematics 12 Academic Halifax West High School                                    
January 2017-June 2017

Teacher: Mr. Adams

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematics 11 or PreCalculus 11.

Textbook: Foundations of Mathematics 12 (Nelson)

Course Overview:

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.

Relations and Functions 35%
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.

Finance 20%
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 statements.

Counting and Probability 20%
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 counting principle.
P05 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve permutations.
P06 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve combinations.

Math Research 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.

ASSESSMENT:
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 advance.
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 students.
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 when needed.

Note: Marks throughout the semester will adhere to these proportions:

Tests and Quizzes 50%
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.