# MBF3CI – Foundations for College Mathematics

**Course Description:**

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, analysing, 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, Applied

**Textbook:** Foundations for College Mathematics 11

**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.

**Course Evaluation:**

Student work will be evaluated using a balance of the Ministry’s four achievement chart categories: knowledge &

understanding, thinking, application, and communication.

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.

**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