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Mathematics

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CodeCourse NameGradeTypePrerequisite
MAT1LLocally Developed Mathematics9Locally DevelopedNone
MFM1PFoundations of Mathematics9AppliedNone
MPM1DPrinciples of Mathematics9AcademicNone
MAT2LLocally Developed Mathematics10Locally DevelopedGrade 9 Mathematics, Academic, Applied or Locally Developed
MFM2PFoundations of Mathematics10AppliedGrade 9 Mathematics, Academic or Applied
MPM2DPrinciples of Mathematics10AcademicGrade 9 Mathematics, Academic
MEL3EMathematics for Work and Everyday Life11WorkplaceGrade 9 Mathematics, Academic or Applied, or Grade 10 Locally Developed
MBF3CFoundations of College Mathematics11CollegeGrade 10 Foundations of Mathematics, Applied
MCF3MFunctions and Applications11University/ CollegeGrade 10 Principles of Mathematics, Academic, or Grade 10 Foundations of Mathematics, Applied
MCR3UFunctions11UniversityGrade 10 Principles of Mathematics, Academic
MEL4EMathematics for Work and Everyday Life12WorkplaceGrade 11 Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Workplace
MAP4CFoundations for College Mathematics12CollegeGrade 11 Foundations for College Mathematics, College
MCT4CMathematics for College Technology12CollegeGrade 11 Functions and Applications, University/College, or Grade 11 Functions, University
MDM4UMathematics of Data Management12UniversityGrade 11 Functions and Applications, University/College or Grade 11 Functions, University
MHF4UAdvanced Functions12UniversityGrade 11 Functions, University, or Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology, College
MCV4UCalculus and Vectors12UniversityGrade 12 Advanced Functions, University

Course descriptions

MAT1L – Locally Developed Mathematics

1 credit, Locally developed, Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes further development of mathematical knowledge and skills to prepare students for success in their everyday lives, in the workplace, in the Grade 10 LDCC course and in the Mathematics Grade 11 and Grade 12 Workplace Preparation courses. The course is organized by three strands related to money sense, measurement and proportional reasoning. In all strands, the focus is on developing and consolidating key foundational mathematical concepts and skills by solving authentic, everyday problems. Students have opportunities to further develop their mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing and oral language through relevant and practical math activities.

MFM1P – Foundations of Mathematic

1 credit, Applied,  Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop understanding of mathematical concepts related to introductory algebra, proportional reasoning and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology and hands-on activities. Students will investigate real-life examples to develop various representations of linear relationships and will determine the connections between the representations. They will also explore certain relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional shapes. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking. Learning through hands-on activities and the use of concrete examples is an important aspect of this course. Successful completion of this course prepares students for Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied.
Please note: Students who wish to take Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic after completing this course, will need to take a transfer course (MPM1H).

MPM1D – Principles of Mathematics

1 credit, Academic, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines and will determine the connections between different representations of a relationship. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. Learning through abstract reasoning is an important aspect of this course. Successful completion of this course prepares students for Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10 Academic or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied.

 

MAT2L – Locally Developed Mathematics

1 credit, Locally developed, Prerequisite: A Grade 9 Mathematics credit

This course emphasizes the extension of mathematical knowledge and skills to prepare students for success in their everyday lives, in the workplace and in the Mathematics Grade 11 and Grade 12 Workplace Preparation courses. The course is organized by three strands related to money sense, measurement and proportional reasoning. In all strands, the focus is on strengthening and extending key foundational mathematical concepts and skills by solving authentic, everyday problems. Students have opportunities to extend their mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing and oral language through relevant and practical math activities.

MFM2P – Foundations of Mathematics

1 credit, Applied, Prerequisite: Grade 9, Mathematics, Applied or Academic

This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relationships. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right-angled triangles and the measurement of three-dimensional objects. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

MPM2D – Principles of Mathematics

1 credit,  Academic, Prerequisite: Grade 9, Mathematics, Academic or Grade 9, Mathematics, Transfer Course

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills though investigation, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relationships and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically as they solve multi-step problems and communicate their thinking.

MEL3E – Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life

1 credit, Workplace, Prerequisite: Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic, Applied, or Grade 10, Locally Developed

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes and making purchases, apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing and borrowing and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

MBF3C – Foundations of College Mathematics

1 credit, College, Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem-solving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations, as well as of measurement and geometry, investigate situations involving exponential growth, solve problems involving compound interest, solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership and develop their ability to reason by collecting, analyzing and evaluating data involving one and two variables. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

MCF3M – Functions and Applications

1 credit, University/College, Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied.

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically and algebraically, simplify expressions, solve equations and solve problems relating to financial and trigonometric applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

 

Prerequisite chart for Mathematics

This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the link between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course. Note: To transfer from Grade 9 Applied to Grade 10 Academic Math, a student must take a transfer MPM1H course.

MCR3U – Functions

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

 

MEL4E – Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life

1 credit, Workplace, Prerequisite: Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will investigate questions involving the use of statistics; apply the concept of probability to solve problems involving familiar situations; investigate accommodation costs and create household budgets; use proportional reasoning; estimate and measure; and apply geometric concepts to create designs. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

 

MAP4C – Foundations for College Mathematics

1 credit, College, Prerequisite: Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyze data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college health and human sciences programs.

 

MCT4C – Mathematics for College Technology

1 credit, College, Prerequisite: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Functions, Grade 11 University Preparation

This course enables students to extend their knowledge of functions. Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential and trigonometric functions; continue to represent functions numerically, graphically and algebraically; develop facility in simplifying expressions and solving equations; and solve problems that address applications of algebra, trigonometry, vectors and geometry. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college business, computer engineering and technology programs.

 

MDM4U – Mathematics of Data Management

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation, or Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating project that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

 

MHF4U – Advanced Functions

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students who plan to study mathematics in university and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

 

MCV4U – Calculus and Vectors

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions
and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and sinusoidal functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who plan to study mathematics in university and who may choose to pursue careers in fields such as physics and engineering.