Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10

Online Course Outline

Teacher: Ms. T. Chen


Phone: 604-880-9273 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday mornings)

Course SharePoint Site:


Resources will be available on site:

The following are required for the course:

-  Scientific calculator

(Please see the following website regarding the Ministry of Education’s calculator policy:

-  Ruler with cm/mm and inches (1/16ths)

-  Protractor

(see for an example).


Welcome to Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10. This is an online course. The topics covered are:

Unit 1: Real Number System & Radicals

Unit 2: Measurement

Unit 3: Exponents

Unit 4: Polynomials

Unit 5: Relations and Functions

Unit 6: Linear Relations

Unit 7: Linear Systems

Unit 8: Right Angled Trigonometry

Working online:

Our primary learning environment will be an online environment. In the online environment, you will find lessons, assignments, discussion boards, calendar, chat rooms and other tools that will be used to help students learn the outcomes of the course and demonstrate their understanding. The course is designed to allow for flexibility along with an opportunity to be successful. Important information will be posted on my SharePoint site: It is the student’s responsibility to check-in at the Share Point site regularly. As well, there will also be access to the student’s grades at the Engrade site, The student should check to ensure that all scores are correct and up-to-date.Many students find that being an independent and autonomous learner is difficult and WILL TAKE DEDICATION. However, by the time courses are completed, students report feeling better prepared for future learning challenges. Our program has certain expectations about active participation in daily work expectations and online conferences. WE expect students to be involved without dominating discussions, be encouraging and kind to others. In addition, students will learn better by cooperating and collaborate with other students and plan on use their time effectively. Students should plan to work on assignments at a regular pace (on average 1-2 hours per day for each class).

To log in our online course environment, you will need your login information, write it here for reference:

Username: 143 - ______

Password: ______

Students must also register at the LearnNowBC website: ( You will need your PEN number).

PEN: ______

Computer Requirements:

Firefox or IE 6+, cookies and JavaScript enabled, pop-up blockers off, and Java 1.5 installed. Click on ‘Browser Checker” if you are unsure and want more information.

Online Tutorials:

We will use the program Elluminate for our tutorials. The link for Elluminate and the tutorial times will be emailed to you. Please check your email regularly.


Online Participation 10%

Unit Send In Assignments 40%

Module Tests: 50%

Students are required to write a cumulative Provincial Exam for Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10. It will be weighted as follows:

Class mark 80%

Provincial mark 20%

The date of the provincial exam is listed on the Ministry of Education website:

Plagiarism and Cheating:

Any students that plagiarize any portion of an assignment will receive a zero and a possible comment on their report card. The problem will also be referred to administration. For your own protection, keep all drafts of all work until the end of the school year.

A Final Note

I firmly believe that each and every student should have every opportunity to do well. If you have any concerns or comments, please contact me immediately.

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus10

Prescribed Learning Outcomes

The following document is taken from


General Outcome: Develop spatial sense and proportional reasoning.

Specific Outcomes:

1. Solve problems that involve linear measurement, using:

- SI and imperial units of measure

- estimation strategies

- measurement strategies

[ME, PS, V]

2. Apply proportional reasoning to problems that involve conversions between SI and imperial units of


[C, ME, PS]

3. Solve problems, using SI and imperial units, that involve the surface area and volume of 3-D objects,


- right cones

- right cylinders

- right prisms

- right pyramids

- spheres

[CN, PS, R, V]

4. Develop and apply the primary trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine, tangent) to solve problems that involve

right triangles.

[C, CN, PS, R, T, V]

Algebra and Number

General Outcome: Develop algebraic reasoning and number sense.

Specific Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of factors of whole numbers by determining the:

- prime factors

- greatest common factor

- least common multiple

- square root

- cube root

[CN, ME, R]

2. Demonstrate an understanding of irrational numbers by:

- representing, identifying and simplifying irrational numbers

- ordering irrational numbers

[CN, ME, R, V]

3. Demonstrate and understanding of powers with integral and rational exponents

[C, CN, PS, R]

4. Demonstrate an understanding of multiplication of polynomial expressions (limited to monomials,

binomials and trinomials), concretely, pictorially and symbolically.

[CN, R, V]

5. Demonstrate an understanding of common factors and trinomial factoring, concretely, pictorially and


[C, CN, R, V]

Relations and Functions

General Outcome: Develop algebraic and graphical reasoning through the study of relations.

Specific Outcomes:

1. Interpret and explain the relationships among data, graphs and situations.

[C, CN, R, T, V]

2. Demonstrate an understanding of relations and functions.

[C, R, V]

3. Demonstrate and understanding of slope with respect to:

- rise and run

- line segments and lines

- rate of change

- parallel lines

- perpendicular lines

[PS, R, V]

4. Describe and represent linear relations, using:

- words,

- ordered pairs

- tale of values

- graphs

- equations

[C, CN, R, V]

5. Determine the characteristics of the graphs of linear relations, including the:

- intercepts

- slope

- domain

- range

[CN, PS, R, V]

6. Relate linear relations express in:

- slope-intercept form (

- general form (

- slope – point form ()

to their graphs.

[CN, R, T, V]

7. Determine the equation of a linear relation, given:

- a graph

- a point and the slope

- two points

- a point and the equation of a parallel or perpendicular line

to solve problems.

[CN, PS, R, V]

8. Represent a linear function, using function notation.

[CN, ME, V]

9. Solve problems that involve systems of linear equations in two variables, graphically and algebraically.

[CN, PS, R, T, V]

For a list of curriculum outcomes, please visit the Ministry of Education website:

Individualized Course Learning Plan

As part of any online course, it is important to set goals for yourself. Please complete the following information, which will serve as your plan for completing your course, as well as a reference for your teacher in supporting your learning goals.

1. Planned Course Start Date:
(orientation date) / 2. Planned Course Completion Date:
-end of semester one is Jan 7, 2011 / 3. Provincial Exam you
intend to take:
(English 10, Socials 11, Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Science 10, English 12) / 4. Your goal for a grade/percent in this course:
5. Please check/list any area(s) where you have had previous extra support in this subject area:
ÿ  Private Tutor
ÿ  Learning Center Support
ÿ  Extra Time on Tests (in class or in learning center…usually due to a recommendation in an IEP)
ÿ  Fewer Questions Assigned (by classroom teacher…usually due to a recommendation in an IEP)
ÿ  Changes to a Final Exam (must have IEP recommendation and testing to support these changes)
ÿ  ______
6. I believe I have an IEP in this subject area. / ÿ  Yes
ÿ  No
7. Please list any areas where you feel you will need extra support from your teacher in this course:
8. I have already completed a provincial exam in this course.
9. I plan on taking the provincial exam for a second time. / ÿ  Yes
ÿ  No
ÿ  Yes
ÿ  No
10. What is your main reason for taking this course?
11. Student Signature: / Date: