Academic Math has been developed to prepare you for the math involved in non-calculus courses. If you have solid math skills (at least grade 11 academic level) and want to develop them to the university level necessary for entrance to the Faculty of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Management and Nursing programs, this course is designed for you. Math 0009.00 is accepted by Dalhousie University in place of NS Math 12 Academic.
Course Topics include:
- a review of integers, order of operations, fractions and factoring
- solving linear, quadratic, cubic, exponential and logarithmic equations
- using x and y intercepts to graph linear, quadratic and cubic functions
- using slope and y intercept to graph linear functions
- using transformations to graph quadratic, exponential and trigonometric functions and to get equations from graphs
- using leading coefficients, end behavior, turning point, domain and range to analyze graphs
- using a graphing calculator to get the equation of the line or curve of best fit
- laws of exponents and third law of logarithms
- getting an exponential equation from a table of values
- using logarithms to solve pH, decibel and Richter scale problems
- degrees, radians and using the unit circle to get sin and cos of any rotation
- modelling with sin functions
- simple and compound interest and present value
What You Will Learn
This course has been developed to teach you the Math concepts to prepare you for the math involved in non-calculus courses.
* University Prep courses are non-credit preparatory courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that each course they enrol in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.
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The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At least NS Grade 11 Academic Math. Please complete our free math diagnostic to ensure you are in the course that's right for you.
Please note: all students enrolling in this course are required to have a graphing calculator and access to Microsoft Excel software. The instructor will be using a Texas Instruments TI-83 plus (any of the TI- 83, 84 or newer versions will have basically the same financial, probability, and plotting packages).
Students wanting to develop their Math skills to the university level necessary for entrance to the Faculty of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Management and Nursing programs.
"For someone who always struggled with math all through grade school, this class really made me feel like I was good at math. Rob (Mundle) was an awesome instructor who was always more than willing to stay after class or help with any questions. He never made me feel bad about being wrong and would always show me the correct answer and made sure I understood. Great course, I highly recommend it!”
~ Evan duTrizac
“This course was really good. It taught me a lot of Math. I wasn’t really good at the subject, but when I took this course I started understanding it because of the way it was taught. The instructor was really good and made everything really clear.”
~ Farshad Bagheri