David Burnham & David Rice
Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 (recommended minimum of a B) or LF Math 7: Foundations
This newly developed Pre-Calculus 11 course fully meets the learning outcomes for the new BC Curriculum. This course is aimed at students who plan on completing post-secondary programs that require mathematics, such as science, math, engineering, computer science, or business.
While this course requires the student to have confidence in algebraic problem solving, it was designed to break topics up into manageable sizes in order to help students from various backgrounds to be successful in the course.
Online lessons are video-based, and students have complete control over the pace at which they learn—lessons can be paused, resumed and repeated. Examples have video, or step-by-step solutions.
Pre-Calculus 11 is organized into the following units:
- Unit 1: Real Numbers, Exponents, and Polynomials
- Unit 2: Factoring
- Unit 3: Rationals
- Unit 4: Radicals
- Unit 5: Quadratics
- Unit 6: Inequalities
- Unit 7: Financial Literacy
- Unit 8: Trigonometry
Students will be assessed with assignments, unit tests, quizzes, and midterms. These are all submitted online. Some of the assessments are supervised using an online supervision software called Integrity Advocate which runs from directly within the online course, so students are not required to download any third-party software to their computers. Integrity Advocate supervised tests require a computer with a webcam and microphone.
Student-paced – Students are asked to complete a schedule for themselves using the built-in scheduler as one of the first activities in the course. This will give students the big picture of their commitment and progress towards completion.
Students are assessed through assignments, projects, and tests. With their submissions, students will be given specific feedback on their strengths and how to improve in the course.
The lessons are designed to be completed independently, however we recognize that there will be times when students struggle with certain concepts, so teachers are available to help students by telephone, e-mail, or online virtual classes.
Students need access to a computer with reliable internet access, a webcam and microphone, a printer to print notes and assignments, a scanner (or mobile phone scanning app such as Genius Scan) to scan student work that will be submitted online, a scientific calculator, and a ruler. Some assignments will also require access to a digital camera, like a phone camera, for taking photos and recording videos.
All assignments must be submitted electronically.
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