The mission of the Math department at Burnaby South is to provide opportunities for all students to learn and explore all levels of mathematics. We encourage students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the science and language of mathematics.
At Burnaby south we offer:
- Math 8 Honours
- Math 9 Honours
- Foundations and Pre-Calc. 10 Honours
- Pre- Calc 11 Honours
- Pre- Calc 12 Honours
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
In addition, we also offer Calculus 12 which is a great benefit for students who are going to post-secondary education that may require advanced Mathematics
- AP Statistics 12 is an elective course available for students in Grade 11 or 12.
- Calculus 12 or AP Calculus AB / BC are also available elective course options. Students must be taking Pre-calculus 12 or Pre-calculus 12 Honours concurrently (unless already completed).
All Grade 11 students will be writing The Numeracy assessment on June 2018
The assessment itself is delivered online and has three essential components:
- Common component: 24 questions answered online by all students
- Student-choice component: 2 long-answer questions answered on paper. These questions stem out of the information and work the student will have completed in the common component. Students get to pick 2 of 4 possible questions, based on their interest, and take their analysis deeper.
- Self-reflection component: answered online (not marked)
Course Descriptions: Mathematics Pathways
Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, statistics and probability.
Foundations of Mathematics
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, number, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry, and permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem. All three pathways are designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills. It is the choice of topics through which those skills are developed that varies among the pathways. The goal of all pathways is to provide prerequisite skills, knowledge and attitudes for specific career choices while sill proving mathematically rigorous courses required by BC graduates.