Mathematics 20-1 Course Outline

Mathematics 20-1 Course Outline TEACHER: Mr. J. Crawford prior to 7 pm


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  1. To instruct the learning outcomes as prescribed by the Alberta Program of Studies and the Western & Northern Canadian Protocol.

  2. To prepare students to proceed to Mathematics 30.

  3. To develop worthwhile study habits, attitudes and values.

  4. To encourage students to work and learn on their own so that they are capable of using

    mathematics for reasoning as well as applying mathematics to practical situations.

  5. To develop an ability to work collaboratively and communicate mathematical ideas clearly and

    correctly to others.

TEXT: Pre-calculus 11 COST: $90.30 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2010.)

Students will be using the notes and doing examples from the Pre-Calculus Grade 11 Workbook. Students can copy the material from the workbook although this is time consuming. The workbook can be purchased at a cost of $20.00 enabling students to write in the workbook (see your teacher for details).


  1. Unit1–  Sequences and Series

  2. Unit2–  Operations on Radicals

  3. Unit3–  Trigonometry

  4. Unit4–  Factoring and Applications

  5. Unit5–  Quadratic Functions and Equations

  6. Unit6–  Rational Expressions and Equations

  7. Unit7–  Absolute Value Functions and Reciprocal Functions

  8. Unit8–  Linear and Quadratic Systems and Inequalities


Teacher Evaluations*
Unit Tests
Collaborative Inquiry
Cumulative Review (Summary)
Project 5% Final Exam 30%

10% *Teacher evaluations are methods used 35% in the classroom to assess student 10% progress. This may include quizzes, 10% assignments, and homework.



  1. Course Expectations: Math 20-1 is an academic math course. It is expected that students have a final grade in Math 10C of 65% or above in order to enter this course. Students should have a final mark of 65% or above to have a reasonable expectation of success in Math 30-1.

  2. Attendance: ALL classes are important, whether we are doing a lesson, activity, quiz, test, or review. Every missed class is a missed opportunity to learn and will result in students putting in ample amounts of their own time to catch up. Students are to tell the teacher IN ADVANCE of field trips, vacations, tournaments, etc. and then to arrange a time to meet with the teacher prior to the absence in order to stay on top of the lessons. With the exception of an illness documented by a parent, students who miss class and do not inform the teacher ahead of time will be expected to catch up on their own. For School Attendance Policy, see the Student Handbook on the Cochrane High Website.

  3. Technology: Students are expected to monitor the Moodle sites DAILY, along with the online marks program, weekly in order to make the most of their learning opportunity in math this semester.

  1. Class Time: Students are expected to be ready to start at the beginning of class, required to work until the end of class, and any remaining work is to be finished at home. Mathematics is a skill, and practice is needed to become proficient. All assignments must be completed. If finished early, the student is required to review previous material or begin the notes for the next lesson. Students will NOT be excused from class once the tardy bell has rung. This includes washroom, water breaks, and locker use. (Washroom use is discretionary.)

  2. Homework: Any work not completed in class must be done outside of class time at home or in the flex block. Students are required to complete all assignments. Assignments will be presented to the teacher at the time requested. A unit outline and deadlines are recorded on the whiteboard in the classroom.

  3. Corrections for Half Marks: Students may make corrections to any of their assignments for half the missing marks. Corrections are due prior to the next time the homework book is taken in, and will only be graded during flex block or lunch.

  4. Missing Tests/Quizzes: Students must write all forms of evaluation. Students who miss tests or quizzes will receive a mark of zero, unless the teacher has been notified by phone or voice mail prior to the test regarding the situation. Your teacher may request a doctor’s note or certificate. Missed tests/quizzes with cause will be written in the flex block the next available day. School policy is in effect for missing quizzes or tests.

  5. Late Policy: Students who are continually late for class will receive a detention, during their lunch time, to make up time missed. Students who continue to arrive late to class after successive detentions will be referred to administration.

  6. Math Help: Extra help is available during the flex blocks. Anyone achieving less than 75% is presumed to be having difficulty with the material and is expected to seek extra help. Check with your teacher to make arrangements.

  7. Progress: Every attempt is made to keep parents informed of students’ progress in this class. Progress can be regularly checked on Power School. Parents are encouraged to phone or email the teacher if they have any questions or concerns. Office hours are posted on the CHS website.

  8. Appeals: Students have the right to appeal a grade for any material handed in. Students may also appeal their final grade. Refer to the Student Planner for the proper procedure.

  9. Materials Required: A graphing calculator (with spare batteries) is required for Math 20-1. A TI-84, or previously purchased TI-83 will be used in class by the instructor and is recommended, although other models are acceptable. TI-85 calculators are NOT allowed. Students should be aware of Alberta Learning Diploma Examination Policy. Calculators are to be cleared of all programs, games, etc., before exams and quizzes. Pencils, pens (for grading), an eraser, a straight edge, and graph paper may also be required.

  10. Food and Drinks: Students may bring small healthy snacks and a small water bottle to class as long as they show responsibility. Other food and drinks are NOT permitted. Exceptions can be made under special circumstances. (Extra help at lunch, etc.)

  11. Electronic Devices: Electronic devices and cell phones (see the Student Handbook on the Cochrane High Website) must be turned OFF or on AIRPLANE MODE in class. In addition to the school policy, if a student is found to have any of these items turned on in class, the item will be taken from the student and returned as per school policy.

  12. Classroom Etiquette: Students are NOT permitted to wear any jackets, hats, or any other type of headgear in class. Students are expected to maintain a tidy and clean classroom for the benefit of all students and staff. At the end of each class, please pick up any paper, etc. on the floor (even if you didn’t put it there) and push the chairs into the desks. Chairs are to be stacked at the end of the last period each day. All students are to be respectful of one another and the teacher. Appropriate language and dress are also expected. Students will be given one warning. Students may be asked to leave the room and/or report to the office if unable to meet this expectation.

Parents, please send an email to your child’s teacher to confirm that you have read this course outline. We hope you have a great year at Cochrane High School.

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