Mathematics at Work 11

Course Information

Course Date

September 2016 - June 2017

Prerequisite (required)

Successful completion of Mathematics 10 or Mathematics at Work 10

Online textbook

The course textbook is available as an electronic book.

If you are a Nova Scotia grade 11 math at work student, you have a licence to use this book. See your teacher for the password.


Most handouts can be downloaded from here


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.

Proportion Description
12% Unit 1: Surface Area (ch.1)
11% Unit 2: Drawing and Design (ch.2)
12% Unit 3: Volume and Capacity (ch.3)
10% Unit 4: Interpreting Graphs (ch.4)
12% Unit 5: Banking and Budgeting (ch.5)
11% Unit 6: Slope (ch.6)
12% Unit 7: Right Triangles and Trigonometry (ch.7)
20% Final Exam


Math at Work 11: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. You need to bring your book to class.

The cost of $96.48 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.


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; and
    • 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, homework, and "practice tests".

Summative Assessments

Types of summative assessment include tests, quizzes, 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.


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 -

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.


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.


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]

Helpful links

Please note the chapter numbers and course order are not the same as in our textbook. Look for the topic, e.g. our first topic was Surface Area.