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. Foundations of Mathematics is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post secondary studies in the arts or the humanities. Topics include logic and reasoning, functions, geometry, and statistics. This course is designed to enable students to develop their mathematical knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the context of their lives and possible careers. Note that most post-secondary institutions require Pre-Calculus as pre-requisites for students pursuing a career in business, science, or engineering.
- Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
- Geometry - Properties of Angles and Triangles
- Trigonometry - Sine and Cosine Law
- Polynomial Functions and Equations
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Systems of Linear Inequalities
- Statistical Reasoning and Probability
- Financial Mathematics: Investing and Borrowing Money
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.
There are a few key areas that students struggle with in Foundations of Mathematics 11 and 12. Topics such as geometry and finding angles of triangles in circles may pose a challenge. Probability in Foundations 12 may also be difficult as students are exposed to a new dimension of math.
How Math Tutor Network can help?
As tutoring demands are the highest for Math 11 and 12, Math Tutor Network has specialized tutors who tutors mainly Math 11 and 12.
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.