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Math Course Pathways

Math 10C (5 credits)

  • Prerequisite: 60% in Math 9

Mathematics 10 Common is designed for students who have passed Grade 9 mathematics. Major topics include:

  • measurement
  • linear function
  • trigonometry
  • function notation
  • polynomials
  • systems of equations

Each topic area requires the development of a conceptual knowledge base and skill set which will be necessary regardless whether students choose to continue in Math 20-1 or Math 20-2.

Math 10C Transition (10 credits)

  • Prerequisite: 50-60% in Math 9

Did you pass Math 9, but found it difficult? Take this course and you will not only learn Math 10C, but gain self-confidence and increase your academic success through this 10-credit Math 10C Transitions class. During the first semester, you will work on essential math skills needed to succeed in Math 10C. During the second semester, you will start to challenge Math 10C. If you are planning on taking Math 20-1 or 20-2 and need a little extra time and support to get there, then this is the class for you.

Math 20-1, 30-1 course pathway (5 credits each)

  • Recommended: 70% in Math 10C or 75% in Math 20-2

These courses are for students who plan to enter post-secondary programs that require calculus, such as mathematics, engineering, and science. Students in this pathway will study quadratic functions and equations, trigonometry, radicals and rational expressions, sequences and series. Students in 30-1 will study trigonometry, relations and functions, permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.

Math 20-2, 30-2 course pathway (5 credits each)

  • Recommended: 60% in Math 10C

The 20-2 and 30-2 courses are for students who plan to enter post-secondary studies that will not require calculus, such as nursing, education, arts, fine arts, music, and physical education programs. Students in this pathway will study deductive and inductive reasoning, statistics, trigonometry and algebra. Students in 30-2 will study logical reasoning, probability, relations and functions and complete a mathematics research project.

Math 10-3, 20-3, 30-3 course pathway (5 credits)

  • Prerequisite: Below 50% in Math 9

This skill-building pathway is designed to prepare you for everyday challenges you face in math. Learn how to get the best deals when you go shopping, redecorate a room in your house, budget for your dream vacation and so much more. This course is also ideal for students wishing to enter the trades. We’ll help prepare you for those apprenticeship exams. Math 10-3 and Math 20-3 meet the minimum math required for an Alberta High School Diploma.

Math 31 - Calculus (5 credits)

  • Recommended: 60% in Math 30-1 or concurrent registration in Math 30-1

The Math 31 course is designed to introduce students to the mathematical methods of calculus. The majority of students taking Math 31 plan to attend post-secondary studies.

ALWAYS check with the institution and program you wish to apply. The Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) offers current information for each institution and also includes a list of more post-secondary acceptances of Math-30-1, 30-2 and 30-3 for various programs.