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Mathematics 30-3 Course Introduction

Mathematics 30-3 Learn EveryWare Introduction


Table of Contents

 

Mathematics Program

Organization of Course

Getting Started

Lesson Organization and Components

 

Mathematics Program

 

In Mathematics 30-3 Learn EveryWare you will develop skills and knowledge that will help you to apply mathematical concepts and solve mathematical problems with confidence. As you progress through this course, you will be encouraged to engage in conversations with others. Through these discussions with your fellow learners, you will learn to communicate and reason mathematically as well as express your understanding.


The Alberta Program of Studies sets out what students are expected to learn in mathematics courses. These expectations are organized into topics. Under each topic are one or more general outcomes.

 

The six Mathematics 30-3 topics and their general outcomes are shown in the following table. For a complete list of the specific learning outcomes related to Mathematics 30-3, read through the Mathematics 30-3 Program of Studies.

 

Topics

General Outcomes

Measurement
Develop spatial sense through direct and indirect measurement.
Geometry
Develop spatial sense.
Number
Develop number sense and critical thinking skills.
Algebra
Develop algebraic reasoning.
Statistics
Develop statistical reasoning.
Probability
Develop critical thinking skills related to uncertainty.

 

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Organization of Course

 

Mathematics 30-3 consists of six modules:

Each module is made up of the following components:

 

This flow chart shows the parts of each module. Each module includes an introduction, lessons, a module project, and a module summary.

 

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Getting Started

 

Prerequisite Course Mathematics 20-3

Textbook

 

textbook

The textbook you will be using for this course is MathWorks 12, Pacific Educational Press.

LearnAlberta

 

 

LearnAlberta.ca is a protected digital learning resource environment that will be used in this course. To access some of the resources on LearnAlberta.ca, a password may be required. If you find a password is required, contact your teacher or school to get one. No fee is required to use LearnAlberta.

Course Folder

 

course folder

Create a course folder to store responses, assignments, notes, glossary terms, and formula sheet. This can be either a physical folder where you place hard copies of your work or an online or digital folder for electronic copies. Consult with your teacher to determine the desired type and location of this portfolio.

Toolkit

The Toolkit is a collection of resources that you will access repeatedly throughout the course. For example, you can access grid-paper templates and blackline masters that you may find helpful as you progress through the course.

 

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Lesson Organization and Components

 

Each lesson is organized by main headings:

Focus

 

Lesson Component Description

Lesson Outcomes

You will be able to address the specific outcomes of the lesson.

Lesson Questions

You will be able to address the questions that established the inquiry for the lesson.

Assessment

  • You will find a list of tasks to complete in the lesson.
  • Lesson Assignments and other activity sheets are provided to you in Microsoft® Office Word documents. For clear viewing of equations in Microsoft® Office Word documents, Euclid fonts are required. You can download the fonts from the following website if you do not already have them:

    http://www.dessci.com/en/dl/fonts/getfont.asp
Materials and Equipment

This is a list of unique materials needed to complete the lesson.


Launch

 

Lesson Component Description

Are You Ready?

  • This is a short question set to help you check your readiness for the lesson.
  • After you answer each question, access the sample answer provided.
  • If you have trouble with the questions, review the resources in Refresher.
  • If you have no difficulty with the questions, you may skip Refresher and move to Discover.
Refresher This section contains resources to review previous knowledge and skills required to begin the lesson.

 

Discover

 

Lesson Component Description

Discover

  • Activities in this section should lead you to identify and analyze patterns or trends, relationships, and concepts that will be addressed later in Explore.

Activities may include the following:

  • Try This (see explanation in Explore)
  • Share (see explanation in Explore)
  • Math Lab (see explanation in Explore)
  • Self-Check (see explanation in Explore)

 

Explore

 

Lesson Component Description

In this section you will be introduced to theorems and formulas, and you will read through examples that will enable you to further investigate concepts or patterns identified in Discover.

Try This
  • In Try This you will respond to a set of questions or complete a task as you begin to learn a new concept.
  • Save all your responses in your course folder.
  • Occasionally, you will come across a hint button: hint. When you do, scroll your mouse over the button to access a hint.
Share
  • In Share activities you work with a partner or group to exchange ideas and knowledge and to think about and respond to what has been presented in the exchange.
  • This may involve communication using a virtual medium, such as e-mail or a discussion board, or a direct method, such as a phone call or a face-to-face conversation.
  • Check with your teacher to determine the method used to connect with other students for Share activities and whether you are required to keep a summary of the Share activities in your course folder.
Self-Check
  • Self-Check activities provide questions that you can use for practice to gain competency and to check your progress.
  • After you answer each question, access the sample answer provided.
  • If you struggle with a question, you may need to spend more time reviewing resources and you might want to talk to your teacher.
Math Lab
  • In Math Lab you are asked to use the scientific process to explore a mathematical question.
  • Save all your responses in your course folder.

Glossary Terms

 

glossary terms

  • Throughout this course, you will encounter new mathematics terms that will be useful to keep track of as you move through the lessons.
  • Use the document titled Glossary Terms. Save this document in your course folder. You will update this document throughout the module. For more information, refer to Glossary Terms.

Formula Sheet

 

formula sheet

  • Throughout this course, you will encounter formulas that you will use to solve problems. It is useful to keep track of the formulas as you move through the lessons so that you will be able to review all of them at the end of the module and course.
  • Use the document titled Formula Sheet. Save this document in your course folder. You will update this document throughout the module. For more information, refer to Formula Sheet.

 

Connect

 

Lesson Component Description

Lesson Assignment

 

assessment

This is the summative assessment for the lesson. At the end of the lesson you will complete the assignment questions and submit your answers to your teacher for assessment.
Project Connection
  • In each module you will complete a Module Project designed to help you apply your understanding of mathematical concepts and your problem-solving skills to real-world situations.
  • In many cases, you will complete a part of the Module Project during each lesson.
  • You will be directed to work in the Module Project near the conclusion of most lessons. However, not all lessons will have a Module Project component.
  • Any project work you complete during a lesson should be stored in your course folder.
Going Beyond
  • This activity or problem provides a choice of challenging and enriching your knowledge and skills beyond the learning objectives of the lesson or the course.
  • Check with your teacher to determine how you should complete Going Beyond activities. Save your solutions to Going Beyond activities in your course folder.

 

Lesson Summary

 

  Description

 

The Lesson Summary wraps up the lesson and offers a quick review of the concepts that were provided to you in the lesson. If there are still concepts that you do not understand, you may need to review the lesson or contact your teacher.

 

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