Recommended Prerequisite: C+ or better in Math 9 or Workplace Math 10.
The Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 course is intended for students continuing onto Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations 11 and is a prerequisite for anyone intending to pursue a degree at university and most academic college programs. Students enrolled in this course must demonstrate good work habits and are expected to complete homework on a daily basis.
Topics: Operations on powers with integral exponents; prime factorization; functions and relations: connecting data, graphs, and situations; linear functions: slope and equations of lines; arithmetic sequences; systems of linear equations; multiplication of polynomial expressions; polynomial factoring; primary trigonometric ratios; financial literacy: gross and net pay
Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 prepares students for Foundations of Math 11 and Pre-Calculus 11. Students exiting FPC Math 10 with an A or B final standing are generally recommended to take Pre-Calculus 11. Students exiting FPC Math 10 with a C+ or a C are generally recommended to take Foundations 11. Those students who are in the C- range (50% – 59%) are encouraged to upgrade their understanding of the course ́s learning outcomes via summer school or a full re-do. Alternatively, students in the C- range can transition to Workplace 11 and still fulfill their graduation math requirements.