The focus of mathematics teaching and learning is to develop students’ abilities in these five key areas:
- Conceptual Understanding – comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations, and relationships; know more than isolated facts and methods. Enables you to connect new ideas to ideas you already know, through reasoning, proving, reflecting, and communication. Supports retention and prevents common errors.
- Procedural Fluency – carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently, and appropriately.
- Strategic Competence – formulate, represent, and solve mathematical problems.
- Adaptive Reasoning – capacity for logical thought, reflection, explanation, and justification
- Productive Disposition – the ability to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy. (National Research Council, 2001)
We offer multiple opportunities for math enrichment through our school math leagues, contest writing, enriched & AP course opportunities at our high schools, and our Secondary High Skills Major programs.
Ministry Of Education – Curriculum Documents
- Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics, 2005
- Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Courses: Grade 9 and 10 Mathematics, 2005
- Grades 11 and 12: Mathematics, 2007
Grade 12 Courses and Post-Secondary Destinations
MCV4U – Calculus and Vectors
- university math, engineering, economics, science, computer science, some business programs,education – secondary math
MHF4U – Advanced Functions
- university kinesiology, social sciences programs, some math, health science, some business interdisciplinary, education – elementary math
MDM4U – Math of Data Management
- some university applied linguistics, social sciences, child and youth studies, psychology, accounting, finance, business, forestry, science, arts
MCT4C – Math for College Technology
- college biotechnology, engineering technology, some technician programs
MAP4C – College Math
- general arts & science, business, human resources, some technician and health science programs
MEL4E – Math for Work and Everyday Life
- steamfitters, pipefitters, sheet metal worker, cabinetmakers, carpenters, foundry workers, construction millwrights, some mechanics
Canadian Math League (see specific school site for details)
For contest materials please visit: http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html
Drop-In Tutoring Locations
FREE TUTORIAL CENTRE
Monday and Wednesday Evenings 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. David’s Secondary School
4 High Street, Waterloo (Room 108)
Call: Gary Boland 519-885-1340 ext 127
UW Tutors are a group of student tutors from the University of Waterloo, affiliated with Frontier College, committed to education advocacy. We strive to encourage area youth continually to better themselves through education.
Tutors Beyond Borders
A service from University of Waterloo
EQAO Math Assessment is administered in grade 9. It contributes towards 10% of a student’s grade in both the Applied and the Academic courses.
In addition to preparatory work throughout each grade 9 course, students write a Mock EQAO which helps to identify content areas for review and remediation.
Here are some recommended sites:
- A free online graphing tool
- Online Interactive Learning Activities developed by the ministry of education
- An online search engine that provides accurate answers to mathematical (or other) queries