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 don’t 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 “done” but will diminish the assignment’s 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.