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Mathematics Department

Our department believes in a commitment to the development of strong mathematical skills and critical thinking. We design our programs and evaluations collaboratively as a department. All of our mathematics lessons are on smart boards and address a variety of learning styles. Our experienced math teachers have high standards and we are proud of our consistent achievements in the provincial testing. Results can be found at http://www.eqao.com/

EQAO Results

Here are our results, those of the province and of our school board for 2010-2011. The percentage of students achieving provincial standards (level 3 and 4)

Level Academic Applied
Province 83% 42%
OCDSB 86% 37%
WCSS 95% 75%

We are number one in both the board and entire Ottawa area for applied and second in Academic.

West Carleton Secondary School's Mathematics Department wins the prestigious Kenneth D. Fryer Award for 2012.

This award is given annually to recognize a secondary school mathematics department in Ontario which fosters collegiality, team work, and excellent classroom teaching; contributes to the overall development of students; and demonstrates leadership in the mathematics community.

Mathematics Pathways

Most of our students follow one of these paths.

Students chose courses at the end of February. In order to assist students and parents in course selection, West Carleton Secondary School offers Option Sheet nights for parents to ask questions.

Course content/description http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/math.html

Extra Help

Any student struggling in a math course is encouraged to seek help from his/her teacher outside of class time. Students are encouraged to check with their teacher to see when he/she is available. It is best for students to start seeking help as soon as the difficulties arise. Please enquire about student and teacher tutors in the Guidance office.

Online Homework Help

Our grade 9 and 10 students now have access to an exciting new math resource thanks to the Ministry of Education. This site offers free online math tutoring by Ontario Certified Teachers, Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The site also offers other rich resources available all day, every day, such as interactive tutorials, a glossary, a calculator and previously recorded best sessions.

Students and parents/guardians can check this site out at http://HomeworkHelp.ilc.org. Students can sign up for free. Parents/Guardians will be receiving information about the Homework Online Help shortly. For more information, please contact your son's or daughter's teacher.

Contests

We encourage our students to participate in competitions in Mathematics. Students can register for contests through Ms. Gilby in room 212

For contests information and practice, follow the following link

http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html

Resources

EQAO - http://www.eqao.com/

History of Mathematics - http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Indexes/HistoryTopics.html

Math puzzles - http://www.mathpuzzle.com/

Canadian Mathematical Society - http://www.math.ca/

Preparing for Math Assessments - http://www.nectar.ca/web/inukmath

Homework Help - https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/secure/login.php

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