MAP4C – Foundations for College Mathematics

Course Description:
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will
analyse data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; solve
financial problems connected with annuities, budgets, and renting or owning accommodation; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for college programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades.
Required Equipment: textbook, notebook, pencils, eraser, ruler and scientific calculator
For the notebook, a 3-ring binder reserved solely for mathematics containing dividers, lined paper and graph
paper is ideal. Calculators without a camera, WIFI or graphing abilities may typically be used during classes,
tests and the exam.
Big Ideas In This Course:
1. High school mathematics studies patterns and relationships between quantities.
2. Mathematics uses higher order thinking.
3. Mathematics uses models to solve real-world problems.
4. Mathematics is a way of representing and communicating ideas.
5. Mathematics encourages students to become independent learners.

How do I become an independent learner?
– Be organized with a complete set of supplies, notes, exercises and study sheets.
– Complete and correct exercises daily and review/study regularly.
– Track your progress, seeking extra help when needed.
– Take ownership for your learning.

Homework: Homework will be assigned daily and will be checked often. Please ensure that all solutions are
neat, complete, and written in pencil. Check your answers for each question using the
back of the text.

Attendance: If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to complete the notes, activities and homework which has been missed.

Course Evaluation:
Student work will be evaluated using a balance of the Ministry’s four Achievement Chart categories:

Throughout the course, teachers will gather evidence of student learning of the Big Ideas through observations,
conversations, and student-produced work.
Seventy percent (70%) of the final mark will come from term work, and thirty percent (30%) will come from final
evaluations. Report card grades will reflect the student’s most consistent level of achievement, with
consideration given to more recent evidence.

The following are target dates for the completion of each chapter:

Chapter 1                  Friday Sept. 29

Chapter 2                  Friday Oct. 27

Chapter 3                  Friday Nov. 24

Chapter 4                  Friday Dec. 22

Chapter 5                  Friday Feb. 9

Chapter 6                  Friday Mar. 9

Chapter 7                  Thurs. Apr. 12

Chapter 8                  Friday May 11

Target exam date:              Friday June 1

 

Guidelines for Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting:
1. Missing Work
– Students are expected to submit all required work by the assigned date, as evidence of their
understanding of the Big Ideas.
– All essential learning must be demonstrated in order to earn a credit. Missed assessments jeopardize a
student’s ability to demonstrate this learning.
–  Skills such as time management and planning will be reflected in the learning skills area of the report card.
2. Cheating and Plagiarism
–  To be successful in a course, each student must demonstrate all of the essential skills listed on the
outline. Accordingly, it is important for each student to do his/her own best work.
– If a student is suspected of cheating or plagiarizing, the student is still required to demonstrate the
essential skill(s) for that particular assignment. The student will be required to redo all or part of the
original assignment, or to complete an alternate assignment or assessment as determined by the teacher.
Failure to do so will result in an “incomplete” for the essential skill(s) particular to that assignment or
assessment and will jeopardize the credit.
–  There will be other consequences as determined by administration (e.g. recorded in the office plagiarism
binder, limited access to school awards or scholarships, suspension, etc.) as per the school’s progressive
discipline process.
– Please refer to the parent/student handbook or the EDSS website for more details on these polices and
other academic procedures.
3. Learning Skills
The Learning Skills and Work Habits section of the provincial report card is an integral part of a student’s
learning. Students will be assessed in the following areas:
–  Responsibility –  Independent Work –  Organization
–  Initiative –  Collaboration –  Self-Regulation
The following scoring system is used for Learning Skills:

E=Excellent; G=Good; S=Satisfactory; N=Needs Improvement