MDM4UI – Mathematics of Data Management

Course Description:
This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.*Note: this is a demanding, project-based course utilizing mathematical concepts that many students have never seen before. It requires a significant time commitment to be successful.

Prerequisite:
Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation: MCR 3UI or
Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation: MCF 3MI (minimum 75% recommended)

Textbook: Mathematics of Data Management (Nelson)

Big Ideas In This Course:

  • High school mathematics studies patterns and relationships between quantities.
  • Mathematics uses higher order thinking.
  • Mathematics uses models to solve real-world problems.
  • Mathematics is a way of representing and communicating ideas.
  • 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 on a regular basisThe expectation is that all solutions are neat, complete and written in pencil. Check your answers for each question using the back of the text. Please see me for extra help if needed – don’t fall behind!

Tests/Quizzes: Tests will be given at the end of each unit. If you are absent on the day of a test or quiz, you will be required to write the assessment on your first day back to school. If you know that you are going to be absent on the day of an assessment, it is your responsibility to make alternate arrangements with me prior to the absence.

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: 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

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.

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.

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