Welcome! My name is Mr. Gareau and I will be the instructor for this course. The first thing you should do is watch the videos on "Navigating Moodle", which will show you everything you need to know about moving around the course, submitting assignments, checking progress, etc. and "Course Outline", which goes over the topics to be covered, evaluations, etc. The videos are located below.
One of the first things you should do is sign-up for Remind. This will be one of the main ways that I can communicate with you. The instructions on how to sign up are included in a PDF below. Simpy download the PDF and follow the instructions within.
There are numerous ways you can contact me if you need help:
1) You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is hooked up to my phone so I should receive it quickly.
2) You can use the Remind App - this is actually really cool because I can send you back videos and such answering your questions.
3) We can setup a meeting through Zoom (it's like Skype or Facetime, but a little more user friendly). The instructions for the zoom meeting are located in the upper right hand corner of the main page for this course.
4) You can contact the school (I work at KCI in Kamsack) at 306-542-2521.
Taking a math course by distance learning can be challenging as you are more independent than you would be in the classroom. However, I would like to provide with as much assistance as you require. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have a question. This course is a work in progress and if there is a topic that you don't understand I can make a quick video, etc. to hopefully solve your problems.
Good Luck and make sure you watch the videos below!
MFPC 10 Virtual Course Outline:
- Chapter 1 - Measurement
Chapter 1 - Measurement
Chapter 1 overlaps with some topics taught in Workplace Mathematics 10. It examines metric and imperial measurements, and how to convert between them. It then moves onto calculating surface area and volume of different shapes, and how to find missing measurements using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Suggested Timeline: 10 hours
- Chapter 2 - Trigonometry
Chapter 2 - Trigonometry
Chapter 2 starts by examining how to use the three trigonometric ratios to find side length(s) or angle(s) in a right-angled triangle. It then moves into more elaborate, complex problems where, as always, it is first necessary to decide upon which of the three trig ratios to use, and then may involve more than one trig ratio and/or more than one right triangle.
Suggested Timeline: 8 hours
- Chapter 3 - Factors and Products
Chapter 3 - Factors and Products
Chapter 3 starts by examining factors/prime factors, multiples, perfect squares and perfect cubes. It then applies these aforementioned topics to the processes of factoring and multiplying polynomials.
Suggested Timeline: 20 hours
- Chapter 4 - Roots and Powers
Chapter 4 - Roots and Powers
Chapter 4 starts by examining different sets and kinds of numbers. It then goes further and investigates the difference between mixed and entire radicals and how to convert between them. Lastly, and most importantly, exponents become the main focus with emphasis on the exponent laws.
Suggested Timeline: 15 hours
- Chapter 5 - Relations and Functions
Chapter 5 - Relations and Functions
Chapter 5 starts with an examination of relations, and special kinds of relations, called functions. It later details characteristics of linear relations and how to determine them. Along the way, graphs are examined, and especially in context to real-life scenarios.
Suggested Timeline: 12 hours
- Chapter 6 - Linear Functions
Chapter 6 - Linear Functions
Chapter 6 applies what has already been learned in this course about lines and extends it to ... calculating the slope of a line, comparing the slopes of special pairs of lines, (parallel and perpendicular lines), and examines two ways to represent a line in equation form.
Suggested Timeline: 11 hours
- Chapter 7 - Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter 7 - Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter 7 develops the idea of a linear system and then explains three ways to solve it, graphically and two ways algebraically. It will also examine special linear systems, where the lines are parallel and where the lines are coincidental.
Suggested Timeline: 10 hours
- Moodle Help Videos
- Topic 10
- Topic 11
- Topic 12
- Topic 13
- Topic 14
- Topic 15
- Topic 16
- Topic 17
- Topic 18
- Topic 19