Mathematics 11 Academic

Course Information

Course Date

September 2016 - January 2017

Online textbook

The course textbook is available as an electronic book.

If you are a Nova Scotia grade 11 mathematics student, you have a licence to use this book.

http://goo.gl/4oY1Ww See your teacher for the password.

Handouts

Most handouts can be downloaded from here

Calender

You can find the topics we have covered each day presented on the course calendar (link in the header of this page).

Course Outline

You can find a PDF version of the course outline here

Topics of Study & Evaluation:

Each unit may contain assessments such as concept checks, quizzes, and a test.

Value Unit Chapter(s) Description
12% 1 6 Systems of Linear Inequalities
12% 2 7 Quadratic Functions and Equations
11% 3 1 Logical Reasoning (Inductive and Deductive)
9% 4 2 Properties of Angles and Triangles
15% 5 3 & 4 Acute and Oblique Triangle Trigonometry
11% 6 5 & Supplement Statistical Reasoning
10% 7 8 Proportional Reasoning
20% Final Exam

Textbook

Foundations of Mathematics 11: Nelson. You need to bring your book to class.

The cost of at least $73 is due if the book issued to you is not returned in good condition at the end of the course.

Required Materials

**Materials may not be shared during tests or quizzes.**

**Cell phones and other devices may not be used as calculators on assessments.**

Extra Help

Extra help is available and encouraged.

If you have any difficulty with the course, please see me before the day of the test or quiz.

Quiet Bell is often a good time.

Expectations

Assessment and Evaluation Principles

  1. The primary purpose of assessment is to help you learn.
  2. Our assessment practices are intended to be fair and equitable.>
  3. You will learn most effectively when you believe that you can be successful and when you participate actively in formative and summative assessment activities.
  4. You will become a skilled self-assessor when you take ownership of your learning by:
    • Knowing and understanding what you are expected to learn.
    • Being able to identify your strengths, needs and interests by reflecting on your progress and setting goals.
    • Taking steps to improve your learning and advocate for yourself.

Formative Assessment

Practice improves performance.

You wouldn't compete in sports or music without regular practice, receiving feedback and using that feedback to improve.

Similarly, you must practice demonstrating your knowledge and skills and use teacher feedback to improve.

Some examples of formative assessment include warm-ups and homework.

Summative Assessments

Types of summative assessment include tests (on units of work), quizzes (on parts of units), concept checks (on single concepts), performance tasks, and assignments.

Academic Honesty

Learning is enhanced when students think independently and honestly.

The school's policy on Academic Honesty is in your agenda.

You may not submit someone else's work as your own or copy solutions that have been worked out by another person for marks.

Consequences for such behaviour will include parent/guardian contact, loss of marks, and the loss of the teacher's trust.

Learner Profile

Students will be evaluated for the Learner Profile portion of their report cards on the following categories using the qualifiers consistently, usually, sometimes, and rarely.

Contact

If concerns arise regarding homework, effort, behaviour etc.

An attempt may be made to contact home, but this is often difficult due to work schedules, limited time or the sheer number of students.

It is hoped that this introduction/outline will help to reduce the need for contact as we all work together to make the year a success.

Please provide an e-mail address, if possible, to make contact easier.

We encourage parents to not wait for contact from the school, but instead monitor progress as closely as possible at home.

Do you see evidence of homework being attempted, as well as studying? Have you seen a test or quiz lately? Avon View provides one parent-teacher opportunity per semester as well as frequent subject reports.

Please watch for those. Parents can also gain access to students' grades online with PowerSchool.

Contact the office for details. Feel free to contact us by e- mail with questions, concerns or for updates, and see the class website - http://www.boydmath.ca.

It is ultimately the responsibility of the student to fulfill all of the requirements (i.e. homework, proper attendance, studying, extra help etc.) to ensure success.

Attendance

Appropriate attendance is crucial to be successful in math. Missing classes for any reason makes success difficult to impossible.

It is a student’s responsibility to find out what was done by checking the website and/or speaking with a classmate, and then to attempt any missed work/assignment.

After that has been done a student is welcome to seek help from the teacher.

Missed Summatives

If you do not speak to your teacher and you do not write or submit a summative on the scheduled/due date, actions taken by the teacher may include an alternate assignment, an alternate due date or a mark of zero.

There will be make-up tests available with an excusable absence and parent/guardian note.

Make-up tests will be written on the next day you return to school, at the discretion of the teacher.

If you miss an assessment as a result of truancy, a mark of zero will be assigned.

You are still expected to complete the missed work so that you still receive the benefit of the learning.

At the end of the course, the teacher may consider the submitted work in the final grade.

Parents/Guardians

Thank-you for reading this course outline with your student.

If you have any questions please call the school or contact me through my email address: [email protected]


Mathematics 11 and study habits


Read carefully and deliberately

In math you must read slowly, absorbing each word.

It is sometimes necessary to read something several times before it makes sense to you.

In math each word or symbol is important because there are many thoughts condensed into a few statements.

Think with pencil and paper

Test out the ideas on paper that the textbook authors are discussing.

Work out examples for yourself and then check with the book.

Be independent

It takes exercise to become strong.

You cannot improve your strength through someone else's exercise.

So practice, practice, practice but ask for help when you need it.

Listen and write notes in class

You must pay attention to the discussion in order to understand what is going on.

A good set of notes will be an excellent source to study from for your exam.

Take time to do your work and do it on time

Learning mathematics is not an activity for the intellectually lazy.

It requires a strong steady effort.

With a new concept being introduced each day it is very easy to fall behind quickly if you do not keep up with the pace of the class.

Be neat and accurate

Notes should be kept in order in a 3 ring binder.

Dates and headings on your notes will help you find things easily.

Write neatly so you can read your notes.

Copy steps from the board accurately so that you are not learning incorrect procedures.

Persevere

Stick with it.

There will be times of confusion and frustration when nothing seems to work but there will always be an answer.

You just need to find the right path to the solution.