Mathematics at Work 12

Course Outline

Mathematics at Work 12 is a graduation level high school mathematics course. Students will explore the following topics:

  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Probability


Measurement (M):

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the limitations of measuring instruments, including precision, accuracy, uncertainty, and tolerance, and to solve problems.


Geometry (G):

Students will be expected to develop spatial sense.

  • Solve problems by using the sine law and cosine law, excluding the ambiguous case.
  • Solve problems that involve triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of transformations on a 2-D shape or a 3-D object, including translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations. 


Number (N):

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

  • Analyze puzzles and games that involve logical reasoning, using problem-solving strategies.  
  • Solve problems that involve the acquisition of a vehicle by buying, leasing, and leasing to buy.
  • Critique the viability of small business options by considering expenses, sales, and profit or loss.
  • Identify expenses in operating a small business.


Algebra (A):

Students will be expected to develop algebraic reasoning.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of linear relations by:
    - recognizing patterns and trends,
    - graphing,
    - creating tables of values,
    - writing equations,
    - interpolating and extrapolating,
    - solving problems.


Statistics (S):

Students will be expected to develop statistical reasoning.

  • Solve problems that involve measures of central tendency, including mean, median, mode, weighted mean, and trimmed mean. 
  • Analyze and describe percentiles


Probability (P):

Students will be expected to develop critical-thinking skills related to uncertainty.

  • analyze and interpret problems that involve probability.  

Updated August 24, 2021