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Math 11 Course Description
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Sept. 4, 2007

 

Dear Principles of Math 11 student,

 

Welcome to FLEX PRINCIPLES OF MATH 11.  The Flexible Studies ~ Leadership in Learning Program at Reynolds follows the Principles of Math 11 Ministry format.  Principles of Math 11 is accepted for post secondary entrance.

 

I have designed the FLEX MATH 11 program as a steadily paced program.  Greater flexibility is achieved by working ahead while still achieving good grades.  Increased flexibility and freedoms are granted if and only if a student shows personal responsibility and initiative towards achieving to the best of his/her ability in a timely fashion.  This student will then gain the opportunity to personalize his/her learning and take more control over time management for the course.

 

I would like for you to get your work done in class and not have homework as I know you are involved in so many other things outside of school—that means, staying on task!!  Success is met through perseverance and steady effort over time.

 

 

For this course you will be assessed in the following manner:

Final Exam: 20%                            Class mark:80%

 

Class mark

20 %   Weekly Assignments/Assessments

80 %   Unit Tests/ Summative Projects

 

With each unit test you will be given a practice test to help you prepare and review the unit.  You will have 2 chances to take the "real" test which will give you the opportunity to improve your score and learn from your mistakes if you so choose.

 

In Flex Math you may also “Challenge” units that you feel you already know and avoid all the homework, however it is strongly recommended that you still try the practice test first.  In order to successfully challenge a unit you must get 80% or better on the test or else you must go back and do the assigned homework.  Also, if a challenge is unsuccessful you must wait one unit before you are eligible to challenge again.  Remember the goal is for you to do the work necessary for you to understand and learn the course material well.

 

For this course you will need the following:

       Regular scientific calculator (Texas Instruments TI-30Xa is recommended)

      Graphing calculator (these will be available for use in class or you may purchase your own).  There are online ones available for use at home.

      Loose leaf paper in a binder for notes and assignment work

      Pencils, eraser, ruler

      Graph paper

      Addison-Wesley Mathematics 11 text book (loan from library)

 

Lessons and class schedules as well as good Math Links are posted on my website regularly

( http://hcoey.tripod.com )

  

I’m looking forward to a positive year with you all, and hope you are too!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Heather Coey