Students taking grade 11 and 12 math may decide to enroll in one of three math branches: Foundations of Math, Pre-Calculus, or Apprenticeship and Workplace. The goal of Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics courses is 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. After successful completion of Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 11 students can choose to take Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12 to continue to develop the conceptual knowledge and skill set that will be useful for them moving forward to some post-secondary institutions focusing on trades and/or directly into the workforce.
- Graphs and Transformations
- Business Budgeting and Finance
Post-Secondary Admission Requirements
University and college requirements vary depending on the disipline of study. Students shall take Pre-Calculus if they are unsure what they want to go into in post-secondary. Please consult our Post-Secondary Admissions page for information on the minimum math admission requirements for BC institutions.
Students tend to struggle more with the algebra-focused chapters in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math textbook. Topics such as linear systems, graphs, and trigonometry may pose a challenge for some students.
How Math Tutor Network can help?
Arranging tutors who are patient and share common interests with the student. Students taking Apprenticeship and Workplace usually do not have Math as their strong subject. Therefore, it is very important to have a tutor who can patiently explain the concepts and work together with the student. Tutors with a similar interest as the student may also connect better with the student.
With or without tutoring lessons, students should always complete their homework as best as they can. A good approach is to give each question the best effort before checking the answers. Before quizzes or tests, try to do a set of questions and resist from checking the answer until all questions are completed. By doing so, students will be more prepared in a test-writing environment.
For students who only require help on homework problems and for test preparation, Math Tutor Network recommends one 1.5-hour lesson per week.
For students having difficulties understanding the concepts the teacher go over in class, Math Tutor Network recommends two or more 1.5-hour lessons per week.