Long
Range Plan **2014**

**APPRENTICESHIP AND WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS**

GRADE 11

The Apprenticeship and Workplace pathway is designed
to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking
skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry
into the work force.

**GOALS FOR
STUDENTS**

The main goals of mathematics education are to prepare
students to:

¥ solve
problems

¥ communicate
and reason mathematically

¥ make
connections between mathematics and its applications

¥ become
mathematically literate

¥ appreciate
and value mathematics

¥ make
informed decisions as contributors to society.

Students who have met these goals:

¥ gain an understanding and appreciation
of the role of mathematics in society

¥ exhibit a positive attitude toward
mathematics

¥ engage and persevere in mathematical
problem solving

¥ contribute to mathematical discussions

¥ take risks in performing mathematical
tasks

¥ exhibit curiosity about mathematics and
situations involving mathematics.

**Content Outline:
**

Mathematics is one way of understanding, interpreting and describing our world. There are a number of characteristics that define the nature of mathematics, including change, constancy, number sense, patterns, relationships, spatial sense and uncertainty.

The content objectives that serve
as the title for each unit of this course are as follows:

**Measurement - **Develop spatial sense through direct and indirect
measurement.

**Geometry - **Develop spatial
sense.

**Number -**** **Develop number sense and critical thinking skills.

**Algebra ****- **Develop algebraic reasoning

**Statistics -**** **Develop
statistical reasoning.

These objectives are described in
more detail at:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/course.php?lang=en&subject=Mathematics&course=Mathematics_10_to_12&year=2008

[click
on Apprenticeship
and Workplace Mathematics 11]

**Student Learning Objectives
:**

*Mathematical Understanding is fostered when students
build on their own experiences and prior knowledge.*

*To experience success, students must be taught to set
achievable goals and assess themselves as they work toward these goals.*

*Curiosity about mathematics is fostered when students
are actively engaged in their environment.*

**List of
Resources:**

The text for the course is
MathWorks 11. Projects require use of the library and Internet. Videos on loan
from the Department of Education may also be used to reinforce concepts covered
in class. Guest speakers also contribute to the course.

My website address is: www.angelfire.com/sc/mrcomeau

My email address is:
andre.comeau@yesnet.yk.ca

**Evaluation
Scheme:**

This course is divided into units. There are tests, quizzes and assignments to accompany each unit. As well, there are several projects throughout the course and a final exam at the end of the term on all the material covered in the course.

**Term Mark** **Final
Mark**

Assignments 25% Quizzes
20% Term
Mark 80%

Tests 30% Participation 5% Final
Exam __20%__

Projects __20%__ **Total **100%

**Total **100%

**Student Requirements:**

Students are expected to:

¥ use *communication *in order to
learn and express their understanding

¥ make *connections *among
mathematical ideas, other concepts in mathematics, everyday experiences and other
disciplines

¥ demonstrate fluency with *mental
mathematics and estimation*

¥ develop and apply new mathematical
knowledge through *problem solving*

¥ develop mathematical *reasoning*

¥ select and use *technology *as a
tool for learning and solving problems

¥ develop *visualization *skills to
assist in processing information, making connections and solving problems.

*There are no short cuts in this course. *

Hard work each day in class and at home will result in a good grade because you will understand the material and how you will be tested on it. Not paying attention or missing school (same thing really) and copying assignments will result in a low grade because you will not understand the material or how you will be tested on it.

*To be successful in this course will require you to attend
all the classes. *

Attending class means coming to
class rested and prepared with binder, paper, a writing implement, and homework
completed.

Attending class means paying
attention to everything said in class when the teacher speaks and when students
ask questions and the teacher responds.

Attending class means asking a
question of the teacher when you donÕt understand a process, or how you will be
tested on it.

Attending class means completing
the assigned task during the period, not deciding you will do it at home and
packing up so you can talk to your neighbor.

Attending class means completing
assignments on your own. Copying assignments off a friend will get it ÒdoneÓ
but will diminish the assignmentÕs value to you as a learning tool.

Attending class means keeping
track of important dates like when assignments are due or tests or exams are
scheduled.

Attending class means asking for
help when you need it.