FPC Math 10: Course Outline

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 (FPC Math 10) is one of the two pathways for mathematics at the Grade 10 level. This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies. Topics include number operations, polynomials, relations and functions, linear systems, measurement and trigonometry. This course is the pre-requisite for Foundations of Mathematics 11 and for Pre-Calculus 11.

Curriculum: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/mathematics/WNCPmath1012/ 2008math_foundations_precalc10.pdf (IRP)

Topics:

  • Measurement
  • Radicals
  • Polynomials
  • Relations and Functions
  • Linear Functions
  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Systems
  • Trigonometry

Materials: Students must bring the following items to class:

  • Textbook
    • Mickelson, R. J., & Mickelson, P. (2009). Theory and Problems for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10 (2nd ed.). Surrey, BC: Crescent Beach Pub.
    • Davis, G. (2010). Pearson Foundations and Pre-calculus Mathematics 10. Toronto, ON: Pearson.
  • School Agenda (reference for unit conversions)
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Ruler and Protractor
  • Scientific Calculator–absolutely no Smartphones!

Assignments: After each lesson, students are expected to complete supplemental practice in class and at home, while following these homework guidelines for mathematics. Students must demonstrate grit and commit 1-2 hours of time to complete these assignments.

Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:

  1. Come to class on time.
  2. Be prepared to learn.
  3. Respect others and their belongings.
  4. Keep the classroom clean.
  5. Avoid getting distracted and distracting others.

Evaluation: No grades will be assigned for preview courses.

The course mark will be calculated as follows:

  • Quizzes: 10%
  • Tests: 90%

The course mark is worth 80% of the final grade; the provincial exam is worth 20%.

Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course, whereas work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).

Last Updated: July 1, 2013