Math
About Math Courses
High School Mathematics courses are designed to improve student understanding in seven interrelated areas:
 Communication  Using communication in order to learn and express understanding
 Connections  Making connections among mathematical ideas, other concepts in mathematics, everyday experiences and other disciplines
 Mental Mathematics and Estimation  Demonstrating fluency with mental mathematics and estimation
 Problem Solving  Developing and applying new mathematical knowledge through problem solving
 Reasoning  Developing mathematical reasoning
 Technology  Selecting and using technology as a tool for learning and for solving problems
 Visualization  Developing visualization skills to assist in processing information, making connections and solving problems
Mathematics is one of the required courses that students must take to prepare for continued academic studies and/or to improve their knowledge of the above processes for the world of work. Students require a 20level (Grade 11) Math course to graduate from high school.
All Math courses are worth five credits each. Math 301 and Math 302 are diploma exam courses, and students' final grades in these courses are calculated as 70% of their schoolawarded mark plus 30% of their diploma exam mark.
Course Sequences
Math 10C, 201, 301 (PreCalculus Route)
As the prerequisite for both Math 201 and Math 202, Math 10C (Math 10 Combined) is designed to prepare students for both the PreCalculus and the Principles of Mathematics routes. Students must have demonstrated consistent proficiency (Excellent/Competent) in Math 9 in order to enrol in Math 10C. To be successful in Math 10C, students require a strong work ethic and must be prepared to work outside of class time.
Math 201 and Math 301 are required for students planning to enter postsecondary programs that involve the study of calculus. As precalculus requires a strong algebra background, students should achieve a minimum mark of 70% in the prerequisite course in order to be successful in the next level of this route.
PreCalculus Route students in good standing who wish to continue their math learning in preparation for postsecondary have the opportunity to enrol in the Math 31 option after completing Math 301.
Math 103/C, 202 & 302 (Principles of Mathematics Route)
Math 103/C is intended for students who have not yet met the recommended guidelines for entering Math 10C, but whose Grade 9 teacher believes they will be able to achieve those guidelines, given a little extra time and remediation.
Should there be sufficient enrolment, Math 103/C will be offered as a yearlong blended course in the semester system (or as a twoquarter course in the quarter system), in which students will complete both Math 103 at a faster pace and Math 10C at a slower pace, with the intent of filling any gaps in their mathematics learning, allowing them more time to gain a better understanding of the more challenging Math 10C concepts, and preparing them for Math 202.
Together, Math 202 and Math 302 are accepted as prerequisites for a variety of programs offered at universities, colleges and technical institutions. As these courses are more algebraically vigorous than their "3" or "4" counterparts, students should achieve a minimum mark of 70% in the prerequisite course in order to be successful in the next level of this route.
Math 103, 203, 303 (Trades & Apprenticeship Route)
The "3" Math courses were developed in conjunction with the trade and apprenticeship programs to ensure that the concepts are applicable to some apprenticeship trades and/or direct entry into the workplace.
Math 303 can be a prerequisite for enrolment in certain postsecondary institutions. As such, it is recommended that students achieve a minimum grade of 65% in Math 203 and demonstrate a strong work ethic if they wish to enrol in Math 303.
Math 104 & 204 (Knowledge & Employability Route)
These courses are for students who are earning a Certificate of High School Achievement in the Knowledge & Employability Program.
In Math 104 and 204, students focus on developing essential mathematics knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for everyday living at home, in the workplace and in the community. Some trades require higher level math, so students should investigate required course prerequisites.
Successful completion of Math 103 or Math 204 is required for all students in order to earn a Certificate of High School Achievement.
Course List
The following Math courses are available at MCHS. Click on the name of the course to read its description.
Grade 10 Level 
Grade 11 Level 
Grade 12 Level 




Math 10
Math 10C
Prerequisite: Completion of Grade 9 Math and/or Math 103
Credits: 5
In this course, you’ll learn all about measurement, trigonometry, exponents and radicals, polynomials, functions and relations, linear equations, and linear systems. You’ll also examine how these functions of math are applied in the real world.
Math 103/C
Prerequisite: Completion of Grade 9 Math
Credits: 5
Math 103/C is intended for students who have not yet met the recommended guidelines for entering Math 10C, but whose Grade 9 teacher believes they will be able to achieve those guidelines, given a little extra time and remediation.
Should there be sufficient enrolment, Math 103C will be offered as a yearlong course in which students will complete both Math 103 at a faster pace and Math 10C at a slower pace, with the intent of filling any gaps in their mathematics learning, allowing them more time to gain a better understanding of the more challenging Math 10C concepts, and preparing them for Math 202.
Math 103
Prerequisite: Completion of Grade 9 Math
Credits: 5
In this class, you’ll gain the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills appropriate for entry into the majority of trades, or direct entry into the workforce. Students may enter this course with any mark in Math 9. You’ll study topics such as income, personal income taxes, working with money, measurements, geometry, and more.
Math 104
Prerequisite: Completion of Grade 9 Math
Credits: 5
In this course, students work through the following topics, using a problemsolving approach to complete calculations and solve word problems in everyday home, workplace and community contexts.
 Understanding Numbers
 Patterns, Formulas, and ProblemSolving
 Metric and Imperial Measurement
 Everyday Measurement
 Working With Shapes
 Using Data
Students who have experienced challenges or difficulty with their skills will be provided with additional strategies for success in the Knowledge and Employability 4 course sequence.
Math 20
Math 201
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 10C
Credits: 5
This course is based on the Alberta Education Program of Studies, and will provide you with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills required for entry into postsecondary programs that are mathintensive and require the study of calculus. Topics include the following:
 Sequences and Series
 Quadratic Function and Equations
 Radicals
 Trigonometry
 Rational Expressions and Equations
 Absolute Values and Reciprocal Functions
 Equations and Inequalities
Math 202
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 10C and/or 203
Credits: 5
In this course, you’ll gain the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills appropriate for entry into postsecondary programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics you’ll study include:
 Radicals
 Quadratic functions
 Logic and reasoning
 Geometry
 Proportional reasoning
 Statistics
Math 203
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 103
Credits: 5
In this course, you’ll gain the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills appropriate for entry into the majority of trades, or for direct entry into the workforce. This is a handson course that allows you to apply your knowledge of subjects to realworld situations. Topics include:
 Personal finances
 Rrepresenting 3D objects visually
 Algebra
 Statistics
 ...and more.
Math 204
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 104
Credits: 5
In this course, students work through the following topics, using a problemsolving approach to complete calculations and solve word problems in everyday home, workplace and community contexts.
 Understanding Numbers
 Patterns, Formulas, and ProblemSolving
 Metric and Imperial Measurement
 Everyday Measurement
 Working With Shapes
 Using Data
Students who have experienced challenges or difficulty with their skills will be provided with additional strategies for success in the Knowledge and Employability 4 course sequence.
Math 30
Math 301
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 201
Credits: 5
This course is based on the Alberta Education Program of Studies, and will provide you with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills required for entry into postsecondary programs that are mathintensive and require the study of calculus. Topics include the following:
 Trigonometry
 Transformations
 Logarithms
 Function operations
 Permutations
 Combinations
 Binomial Theorem
Math 302
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 202
Credits: 5
In this course, you’ll gain the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills appropriate for entry into postsecondary programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics you’ll study include:
 Set theory
 Counting methods
 Probability
 Rational expressions
 Polynomial functions
 ...and more.
Math 303
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 203
Credits: 5
In this course, you’ll gain the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills appropriate for entry into the majority of trades, or for direct entry into the workforce. This is a handson course that allows you to apply your knowledge of subjects to realworld situations. Topics include:
 Probability
 Statistics
 Measurement
 Business plans
 ...and more.
Math 31
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 301
Credits: 5
This course is designed for students with a strong interest in and aptitude for mathematics, who intend to pursue a mathfocused postsecondary program. Topics of study include:
 Review of precalculus
 Limits
 Trigonometry
 Curve sketching
 Derivatives
 Related rates
 Optimization
 Integration