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Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School**

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AdvMath12 Teacher: Mrs. T.
Comeau**

**Advanced
Math 12 Room: 306**

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**Course
Description:**

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This course is a continuation of the problem solving approach began in Math 10 . Topics include quadratics, relationships, functions, tangent, rate of change, exponentials, logarithms, circles, and probability. Students are led through a problem solving approach to discover the new concepts and theorems that are developed for solving real life problems.

**Course
Objectives: **

To help students:

1. become better problem solvers through exploration of new mathematical concepts, the discovery of alternate lines of approach, and to see problem solving in all aspects of the mathematics classroom rather than as a distinct topic.

2. in both verbal and written communication of mathematics. Through this regular communication with and among students, the language and symbols of mathematics

will become natural.

3. develop a mathematical reasoning ability to their solutions in a variety of ways,

always explaining why.

4. connect mathematics with other topics and show the importance of mathematics

in everyday life through applications in the real world.

The course outcomes will be used to attain these objectives.

**Course Text:**

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Barry, Besteck-Hope, Hope, Pilmer, Small, Avard-Spinney, Wheadon ; (2001), Mathematical Modeling Book 3, Nelson , Canada ( $ 44.51 )

Dept of Education; ( 2005), A Study Guide for Students Preparing for Nova Scotia Examinations in Mathematics, Grade 12 ( $ 25.00 )

Supplemental resources will be used in the classroom.

**Term 1**
February 1, 2010 through April 16, 2010

Ch 1 Quadratics

Ch 2 Rate of Change

Ch 3 Exponential Growth

**Term 2**
April 19, 2010 through June 16, 2010

Ch 3 (continued if not completed )

Ch 4 Going Round in Circles: Circle Geometry

Ch 5 Probability

Exams are from June 17, 2010 to June 23, 2010

** Advanced Math Provincial Exam
is on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 9:00 am.**

**Note:**
A variety of other resources are used and all supplemental materials will be
provided.

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**Course Evaluation:**

Tests 30 %

Quizzes 25 %

Assignments 15 %

Exam Value 30 %

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Mark . 100 %

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Note:** There are no exemptions
in this course since there is a provincial exam that is to be written by all
students.

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** **Parent/Teacher
Evening** is Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 6:30 8 pm.

**Parent/Teacher Morning **is Friday, April 23,
2010 from 9:00 11:30 am.

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General Information:**

- Supplies: 3 ring binder ( for Math only), loose-leaf, dividers, graph paper , compass, protractor, 15cm ( 6 in) ruler, scientific calculator, and proper writing utensils.

- I ask that
**ALL work passed in**to me be completed in**PENCIL**since pencil can be easily erased and changed, and not scratched out and written over.

- Students are expected to adhere to school regulations as well as the following classroom guidelines:

(a) No hats, cell phones, food, gum or drink permitted during class time. Water is acceptable.

(b) With the exception of first period, you will be given 5 minutes to arrive to class before I close my classroom door. Once the door is closed you must have a signed slip from the office, teacher or a note from home explaining your tardiness. With this slip/note in hand please knock on my door and wait for it to be answered. You will be marked late on the attendance sheets.

(c) No trips to the washroom or water fountain during class time. The five minutes allowed between classes should be used wisely. This is necessary to reduce noise in the hallway since all available space is in use.

(d) Be prepared to replace, repair or clean anything you damage.

(e)
You must be in your first class of the day **before OCanada begins**
to play, otherwise you are late.

(f) There will be zero tolerance for swearing.

(g) If you are asked to leave the classroom for any reason you are to report directly to the office.

(h) The windows will be operated by the teacher.

**NO**assignments will be accepted late. Assignments are to be handed in during class the day in which they are due, unless otherwise stated in class. DO NOT disturb another class by knocking on my door to hand in your assignment, it will not be accepted.

- All tests are scheduled in advance and in consultation with the class, so any medical, dental appointments, etc should be voiced at that time. Keep your agendas up to date to avoid any conflicts. This includes all sports !!!

- Students who miss writing a
test/quiz will receive a mark of zero until
**they provide**a**legitimate**excuse immediately upon returning to school. The missed test, quiz, etc will be completed on**the first day back**.**It is the students responsibility**to contact the teacher on the first day back to make such arrangements.

**No marks are
dropped !!**

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