Department of Mathematics Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School Course Code: Course Name: Level: Student Name: _________________ MEL3E1 Mathematics for Everyday Life Textbook #: __________ Grade 11 Workplace Preparation Cour se Descr iption: 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. Overall Course Expectations or Strands: EARNING AND PURCHASING • interpret information about different types of remuneration, and solve problems and make decisions involving different remuneration methods • demonstrate an understanding of payroll deductions and their impact on purchasing power • demonstrate an understanding of the factors and methods involved in making and justifying informed purchasing decisions SAVING, INVESTING, AND BORROWING • describe and compare services available from financial institutions • demonstrate an understanding of simple and compound interest, and solve problems involving related applications • interpret information about different ways of borrowing and their associated costs, and make and justify informed borrowing decisions TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL • interpret information about owning and operating a vehicle, and solve problems involving the associated costs • plan and justify a route for a trip by automobile, and solve problems involving the associated costs • interpret information about different modes of transportation, and solve related problems Overall Catholic Graduate Expectations: • • • • a discerning believer formed in the catholic faith community an effective communicator and a reflective, creative and holistic thinker a self-directed, responsible, life-long learner and a collaborative contributor a responsible citizen Efforts will be made to meet the individual learning needs of students to promote student success with respect to meeting the expectations of this course. My signature below indicates that I have read the Course Handout, and I am in agreement with its contents. Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature: _________________________ Date: _______________ Student’s Signature: ________________________________ Date: _______________ Units of Study: Unit 1: Unit 2: Unit 3: Unit 4: Unit 5: Unit 6: Unit 7: Unit 8: Unit 9: Resources: The cour se will use a var iety of r esour ces which will be distr ibuted to students dur ing the fir st week of the cour se. The text and all other r esour ces assigned to each student ar e the r esponsibility of the student. Jobs and Earnings Net Income and Purchasing Power Making Sound Purchasing Decisions Working With Financial Institutions Saving and Investing The Nature of Borrowing Money Owning and Operating a Vehicle Travelling by Automobile Comparing Modes of Transportation Resour ces for this cour se include: Mathematics 11 Workplace and Everyday Life Workbook Culminating Summative Tasks will be administered towards the end of the course and will be weighted at 30% of the final mark. These tasks are specifically itemized below. Evaluation Policies 1. Student marks will be determined by evaluating process & product according to 4 categories (see below) & 4 levels of the Achievement Chart as found in the Ministry Policy document for Mathematics. Evaluation Str uctur e: Knowledge/Under standing Application Communication Thinking/Inquir y 30% 30% 20% 20% Ter m Evaluations = 70% of the final mar k. Final Evaluation = 30% of the final mar k. Final Evaluations will include: Culminating Task 20% Exam 10% 2. Feedback will also be provided for student lear ning skills. Working independently, teamwork, organization, work habits/homework, and initiative are assessed apart from student achievement in the four categories outlined above and will conform to the coding: E – Excellent G – Good S – Satisfactor y N - Needs Impr ovement 3. Assignments submitted after the due date established by the teacher will receive a penalty in accord with our Board Assessment & Evaluation Policy Document as outlined in the student agenda. 4. Should a student miss an evaluation due to a legitimate absence, in accor d with our Boar d A&E Policy Document, the student and teacher will make arrangements to address the missed evaluation in a timely manner. In the cases of extended vacation or pr olonged absence, consultation with the appropriate administrator is required. 5. In the event that the student does not make up the missed evaluation(s), a zero may be assigned. If it is determined that the evaluation(s) has/have been missed as a result of a skip/truancy or has/have been plagiarized, a zero may be assigned. 6. For all other cases of absence and/or missed evaluations (including absence during the final examination period), please refer to our Board A&E Policy as outlined in the student agenda.