Course Outline

Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20

Mr. Hirst

September 1st, 2011


Course Description:

The Workplace and Apprenticeship pathway meets the needs of students intending to pursue careers in the trades and general workplace. This course is pre-requisite to Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30.

In order to take Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20, students must have passed Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10.

    Chapter        Topics                                   Weight             Timeline

  1. Slope and rate of change                       10%                 2 wks
  2. Graphical representations                      10%                 2 wks
  3. Surface area, volume and capacity        15%                 2 wks
  4. Trigonometry of right triangles               15%                 2 wks
  5. Scale representations                            10%                 2 wks
  6. Financial services                                  10%                 2 wks
  7. Personal Budgets                                  10%                 2 wks
  8. Analysis of puzzles and games   integrated in all chapters

Final Exam                                           20%

-Each chapter or unit may consist of a test 80%, project 10%, assignments 5% and quizzes 5%.  Ongoing assessment and homework will be given consideration.

-A scientific calculator is required.  

-All work designated for a chapter must be completed prior to the chapter test.

-Tests not completed on the scheduled date must be rescheduled with the teacher. 

-One rewrite from any chapter will be permitted, towards the end of the semester to improve the overall mark.

-Throughout this course every opportunity will be taken to incorporate the SSDEC initiatives of Literacy (word wall, read-along etc), Numeracy (mental math and estimation), IT (calculators and spreadsheets), Career Development (occupations involving math) and Dene Kede.

Required Textbook:

            MathWorks 11 © 2011 Pacific Educational Press

ISBN: 978-1-895766-92-9