Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School
AdvMath12 Teacher: Mrs. T. Comeau
Advanced Math 12 Room: 306
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.
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.
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.
Tests 30 %
Quizzes 25 %
Assignments 15 %
Exam Value 30 %
Mark . 100 %
Note: There are no exemptions in this course since there is a provincial exam that is to be written by all students.
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.
(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 marks are dropped !!