Mathematics at Work 10

Course Outline

Mathematics at Work 10 is a graduation level high school mathematics course. Students will explore the following topics:

  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Number
  • Algebra

 

Measurement (M)

Students will be expected to develop spatial sense through direct and indirect measurement.

  • demonstrate an understanding of the International System of Units (SI) by
    - describing the relationships of the units for length, area, volume, capacity, mass, and temperature.
    - applying strategies to convert SI units to imperial units.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the imperial system by
    - describing the relationships of the units for length, area, volume, capacity, mass, and temperature.
    - comparing the American and British imperial units for capacity.
    - applying strategies to convert imperial units to SI units.
  • solve and verify problems that involve SI and imperial linear measurements, including decimal and fractional measurements.
  • solve problems that involve SI and imperial area measurements of regular, composite, and irregular 2-D shapes and 3-D objects, including decimal and fractional measurements, and verify the solutions.

 

Geometry (G)

Students will be expected to develop spatial sense.

  • analyze puzzles and games that involve spatial reasoning, using problem-solving strategies.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Pythagorean theorem by identifying situations that involve right triangles, verifying the formula, applying the formula, and solving problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of similarity of convex polygons, including regular and irregular polygons.
  • demonstrate an understanding of primary trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine, tangent) by applying similarity to right triangles, generalizing patterns from similar right triangles, applying the primary trigonometric ratios, and solving problems.
  • solve problems that involve parallel, perpendicular, and transversal lines, and pairs of angles formed between them.
  • demonstrate an understanding of angles, including acute, right, obtuse, straight, and reflex, by drawing, replicating and constructing, bisecting, and solving problems.

 

Number (N)

Students will be expected to develop number sense and critical thinking skills.

  • solve problems that involve unit pricing and currency exchange, using proportional reasoning.
  • demonstrate an understanding of income to calculate gross pay and net pay, including wages, salary, contracts, commissions, and piecework.

 

Algebra (A)

Students will be expected to develop algebraic reasoning.

  • solve problems that require the manipulation and application of formulas related to perimeter, area, the Pythagorean theorem, primary trigonometric ratios, and income.

Updated August 24, 2021