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 he/she enrolls in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.
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Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Math from U.P.E.I, a Bachelor of Education from M.S.V.U, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science in Human Computer Interaction from Dalhousie. His area of teaching is primarily in Math and Computer Science, but he has taught other science-based courses, such as Physics. Rob spends his time working with the Computer Science Department and the CCE.
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 though 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!”