Mathematics Essentials 11

Course Outline

Mathematics Essentials 11 is a graduation level high school mathematics course. Students will explore the following topics:

  • Data Management
  • Banking
  • Housing
  • Measurement and Design
  • Taking a Trip


Data Management

  • read and interpreting various data displays.
  • select an effective data display for a given set of data and explain the reasons for the choice.
  • represent given data in a variety of displays, using spreadsheets or other technology.   
  • collect, display, and analyze data to draw appropriate conclusions about relevant questions or issues.
  • use data analysis to describe trends within the context of the data and predict future trends.



  • interpreting data from amortization tables.
  • calculating the cost of a loan using amortization tables.
  • determine the cost of using credit, using technology.
  • explore the effects of parameter changes on the cost of borrowing money.
  • understand the various savings and investing alternatives commonly available.
  • determine the effects of compound interest on deposits made into savings accounts using technology.
  • explore the growth of savings based on a variety of investment strategies ranging in amounts and time frames using technology.
  • explore the concepts of risk tolerance vs. reward investing and demonstrate an understanding of how it changes during different life stages.



  • understand the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants.
  • calculate the costs associated with renting and apartment or buying a house.


Measurement and Design

  • demonstrate an understanding of the concept of perimeter and area.
  • calculate perimeter and area.
  • estimate perimeter and area using estimation strategies.
  • use perimeter and area to solve a variety of real world problems.
  • understand the meaning and use of square root numbers when determining the dimensions (sides) of a square.
  • understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • find the missing side measure in a right angle triangle.
  • demonstrate an understanding of volume and surface area.
  • calculate surface area and volume of rectangular prisms and cylinders.
  • use surface area and volume to solve real world problems.
  • estimate the volume and surface area using estimation strategies.
  • calculate scale factors in 2-D scale diagrams and 3-D scale models understand the relationship among the scale factor and the related change in area or volume.
  • create 2-D scale diagrams and 3-D scale models.


Taking a Trip

  • determine the expenses related to taking a trip (i.e. gasoline, accommodations, meals, etc.).
  • determine distances using scales on a map.
  • understand how to read a map.

Updated August 24, 2021