e: MEL3E Grade 11 Workplace Instructor:

Course Code: MEL3E
Course Name: Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11
Level: Grade 11 Workplace
Room Number:
Course Overview:
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.
Connection to our Catholic Faith:
Students will apply Catholic values to pose and solve problems, to make logical decisions, and to become critical thinkers who share their
for the benefit
of all in their
classroom and
community. A supportive
mathematics classroom provides a caring and sensitive
of Study
environment where the dignity and value of all students is respected and affirmed as they grow in confidence in their mathematical
abilities. Mathematical investigations will promote a respect for God’s creation and an understanding of the need to use resources wisely.
A student will become self-directed, responsible and life-long learner in the mathematics classroom.
Specific Strands of Study and Expectations include:
1. interpret information about different types of remuneration, and solve problems and make decisions involving different remuneration
2. demonstrate an understanding of payroll deductions and their impact on purchasing power;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the factors and methods involved in making and justifying informed purchasing decisions.
1. describe and compare services available from financial institutions;
2. demonstrate an understanding of simple and compound interest, and solve problems involving related applications;
3. interpret information about different ways of borrowing and their associated costs, and make and justify informed borrowing decisions.
1. interpret information about owning and operating a vehicle, and solve problems involving the
associated costs;
2. plan and justify a route for a trip by automobile, and solve problems involving the associated costs;
3. interpret information about different modes of transportation, and solve related problems.
Efforts will be made to meet the individual learning needs of students in order to ensure these expectations are being
Course Breakdown
Chapter 1: Jobs and Earnings
Chapter 2: Net Income and Purchasing Power
Chapter 3: Making Sound Purchasing Decisions
Chapter 4: Saving, Investing, and Borrowing
Chapter 5: Saving and Investing
Chapter 6: The Nature of Borrowing Money
Chapter 7: Owning and Operating a Vehicle
Chapter 8: Travelling by Automobile
Chapter 9: Comparing Modes of Transportation
The course will use a workbook. The title of the workbook is
Mathematics 11: Workplace and Everyday Life.
The workbook will be provided to the student.
Evaluation Structure:
30 %
30 %
20 %
20 %
The above is reflected both in the term work (worth 70% of the
final mark) and the summative work (worth 30% of the final
Evaluation Policy: Students will be assessed & evaluated according to the work produced & skills displayed.
Methods of providing feedback will
include assessing work in process & evaluating completed assignments, tests, co-operative learning activities, simulations and presentations. Peer & selfevaluations will also be utilized. Student marks will be determined by evaluating process & product according to 4 categories & 4 levels. Please see the
chart below for specific skills and key words used to determine student competency in the different categories.
Level 1:
Level 2:
Level 3:
Level 4:
-Limited display of
-Some success in
-Considerable display -Thorough
knowledge, skills
of knowledge skills
understanding of
Knowledge of facts & terms
and ability to apply knowledge, skills
and ability to apply
concepts and ability
Understanding of concepts & relationships
and application
to communicate,
think creatively and
Critical thinking skills
apply concepts
Creative thinking skills
Inquiry Skills
Communication of ideas and information
Use of symbols & visuals
Oral & written communication
Applications in familiar contexts
Transfer of concepts to new contexts
Making logical conclusions and predictions
Use of technology
Making connections
Feedback will also be provided for student learning skills. Skills such as responsibility, organization, independent work, collaboration, initiative and self
regulation are assessed independently student achievement and will be conducted through the use of a rubric indicating specific criteria to be achieved to
receive each of the following letter grades:
E –Excellent
G – Good
S – Satisfactory
N - Needs Improvement
Other Evaluation Issues
LATE ASSIGNMENTS. Assignments submitted after the Primary Due Date established by the teacher will be accepted with a penalty of
5% off for the first day late and 2% for subsequent days to a maximum of 10%. This four day Penalty Zone is the maximum time allowed
for submissions. The fourth day after the assignment is due is considered the Closure Date upon which no further assignments will be
accepted. If the teacher returns the marked assignments within the four day penalty zone, the date of return is considered the closure
date. Repeated lateness in submissions indicates poor organization skills and will result in parental contact and will be reflected in the
learning skills section of the report card.
INCOMPLETE ASSSIGNMENTS Assignments will be graded according to the extent with which they meet the criteria established in the
rubric or evaluation structure.
MISSED TESTS Tests missed with a legitimate reason will be written within a few days of the student returning from the absence.
Student eligibility to write the test and the date of writing will be at the discretion of the teacher in consultation with the department
CULMINATING ACTIVITIES These activities will be due toward the end of the course. They are valued between 5 and 15 per cent of the
final mark and will reflect course material and competencies not otherwise reflected on the final exam.
Plagiarism in any form reflects academic dishonesty and will result in a mark of zero for the assignment in question