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
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