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  Welcome to the Math Department


The Mathematics Department at Ancaster High School offers plenty of opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential. We have a very knowledgeable and energetic department which is eager to assist.  In the classroom, students will be involved with everything from ‘hands-on’ activities to the use of calculators, computers , SmartBoards and some of our newest technology…iPads and Apple TV.  This is an exciting time for both the students and our department as we engage in learning and interacting together with this new and exciting technology.

Students will also have an opportunity to participate in a series of math contests which come from the University of Waterloo. These contests are designed to allow students a chance to test their knowledge, understanding,  and problem solving abilities.  Contests begin at the grade nine level and continue to senior year.  We encourage students to test there knowledge and skills and feel these contests are a great opportunity to do so. We look forward to the chance of working with your sons and daughters in their high school years and making their time at Ancaster both fun and exciting.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time at the school. So…Who Are We?!?!

Math Staff:


Email Contact
Phone:  (905) 648-4468
Mr. J. Hendriks
Department Head
[email protected] ext. 4318
Mr. S. Rancourt
(Acting) Assistant Department Head
[email protected]  
Ms. M. Borsellino
[email protected]  
Mr. C. Page
[email protected]  
Mr. R. Perkins  [email protected]  
Mr. J. Petruszkiewicz [email protected]  
Ms. E. Logan
[email protected]  
Mr. D. Taylor [email protected] ext. 4441
Ms. S. Waite [email protected]  
Mr. J. Dimitriadis [email protected]

Course Types Offered In Grades 9 And 10

Grade 9 Courses are defined as follows:

  • The overall aim of the grade 9 mathematics course is to ensure that all students can access any mathematics course they require to pursue future studies and careers that are of interest to them. Throughout the course students actively participate in the learning of mathematics by making connections to their lived experiences and to real-life applications. 

    Highlights Include: 

    • Thinking classrooms approach 
    • Continuous feedback for students 
    • Student collaboration 
    • Various forms of assessment 
    • Development of math confidence
  • Locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) courses are available in Grade 9 and 10, which may be used to meet the compulsory credit requirement in this grades.

Grade 10 Courses are defined as follows:

  • Academic courses develop students’ knowledge and skills through the study of theory and abstract problems. These courses focus on the essential concepts of a subject and explore related concepts as well. They incorporate practical applications as appropriate.
  • Applied courses focus on the essential concepts of a subject, and develop students’ knowledge and skills through practical applications and concrete examples. Familiar situations are used to illustrate ideas, and students are given more opportunities to experience hands-on applications of the concepts and theories they study.

Locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) courses are available in Grade 9 and 10, which may be used to meet the compulsory credit requirement in this grades.

Course Types In Grades 11 And 12

In Grades 11 and 12, students will be able to choose from the following: workplace preparation, university/college preparation, college preparation, and university preparation.

  • Workplace preparation courses prepare students to move directly into the workplace after high school or to be admitted into apprenticeship programs or other training programs in the community. Courses focus on employment skills and on practical workplace applications of the subject content.
  • University/college preparation courses are offered to prepare students to meet the entrance requirements of certain university and college programs. They focus on both theory and practical applications. At the moment, Colleges and Universities are examining these new courses in order to determine which courses will be required for admission to specific post-secondary programs.
  •  College preparation courses provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for most college programs. Courses focus on practical applications and also examine underlying theories
  • University preparation courses provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to meet university entrance requirements. Courses emphasize theoretical aspects of the subject and also consider related applications.
It is important that we emphasize that when choosing courses in Grades 10 and 11, students should be careful to select the prerequisites that will allow them to pursue the courses they want to take in the higher grades or after graduating from high school.


Grade 9

Academic – MTH1W – Principles of Mathematics

Locally Developed – MAT1L

Grade 10

Academic – MPM2D1 – Principles of Mathematics

Applied   – MFM2P1 Foundations of Mathematics

Locally Developed – MAT2L

Grade 11

University – MCR3U1 – Functions

University/College   – MCF3M – Functions and Applications

College – MBF3C Mathematics of Personal Finance

Workplace  – MEL3E Mathematics for Everyday Life

Grade 12

University – MHF4U Advanced Functions

University – MCV4U Calculus and Vectors

University – MDM4U Data Management

College   – MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology

College – MAP4C College and Apprenticeship Mathematics

Workplace  – MEL4E Mathematics for Everyday Life


IB Courses:

Currently the following IB courses are offered in mathematics:

 Math Analysis and Approaches – Standard Level       

Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
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