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?!?!
Phone: (905) 648-4468
Mr. J. Hendriks
Mr. J. Vallance
Assistant Department Head
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Course Types Offered In Grades 9 And 10
Grade 9 and 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, 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.
Academic – MPM1D1 – Principles of Mathematics
Applied – MFM1P1 – Foundations of Mathematics
Locally Developed – MAT1L
Academic – MPM2D1 – Principles of Mathematics
Applied – MFM2P1 Foundations of Mathematics
Locally Developed – MAT2L
University – MCR3U1 – Functions
University/College – MCF3M – Functions and Applications
College – MBF3C Mathematics of Personal Finance
Workplace – MEL3E Mathematics for Everyday Life
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
Currently the following IB courses are offered in mathematics:
Math Studies SL
Math Standard Level