St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 3801 Thomas Street (905) 285-0050

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
3801 Thomas Street
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7G2
(905) 285-0050
We believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into the Dufferin-Peel community
to realize the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest extent possible as we all journey from the early
years to vocation.
Department: Math / Business / Computer
Mathematics for Work & Everyday Life
Course Code: MEL3E1
Course Description:
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the
workplace and daily life. Students will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and
making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing;
and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations. Students will consolidate
their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic, or
Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied, or
a ministry-approved locally developed Grade 10 mathematics course
Strand & Unit Title:
Earning and Purchasing
Saving, Investing, and Borrowing
Transportation and Travel
Corresponding Catholic Graduate Expectation(s):
 Develops attitudes and values founded on Catholic social teaching and acts to
promote social responsibility, human solidarity and the common good.
 Reads, understands and uses written materials effectively. (CGE2b)
 Creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good. (CGE3b)
 Demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self and respect for the dignity
and welfare of others. (CGE4a)
 Sets appropriate goals and priorities in school, work and personal life.
 Applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and
resource management skills. (CGE4f)
 Relates to family members in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner.
 Acts morally and legally as a person formed in Catholic traditions. (CGE7a)
 Accepts accountability for one's own actions. (CGE7b)
Assessment and Evaluation
Category Weightings
Knowledge & Understanding
Thinking & Investigation
Weight %
Final Summative Assessments
Term Work
Course Culminating
Learning Skills and Work Habits will also be assessed and reported on. For more information please refer to Growing
Success pg. 11.