Course Development: Lighthouse Academy Canada
Department: Mathematics and Computer Science
Teacher: Ms. Farzana Akhter
Course Development Date: Jan. 10, 2020
Course Reviser: None
Course Revision Date: Not Applicable
Course Title: Calculus and Vectors, Grade12
Course Code: MCV4U
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: The new Advanced Functions course (MHF4U) must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modeling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.
The following learning skills will be taught and assessed throughout the course and will be shown on the report card. Students’ performance in these skill areas will not be included in the final numeric mark. It is important to remember, however, that the development and consistent practice of these skills will influence academic achievement. These skills include:
Assessment and evaluation are based on the provincial expectations and levels of achievement outlined in the provincial curriculum document for each subject in secondary school. A wide range of assessment and evaluation opportunities allows students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. This information provides the basis for reporting student grades on the Provincial Report Card. Achievement (reflected in a final mark) will be calculated using the following categories:
The student’s grade for the term marks will be based on the most consistent achievement with emphasis on the most recent within each category.
Students will also receive descriptive feedback as part of the learning process which may not be assigned a mark.
In order to achieve the curriculum expectations, the program is planned to conduct a variety of activities considering the following but not limited to:
Accommodations will be based on meeting with parent, teachers, administration and external educational assessment report. The following three types of accommodations may be provided:
Other examples of modifications and aids, which may be used in this course, are:
Desmos Graphing Calculator, Pen Pencil, Graph paper, White Paper, LMS, Video Conferencing Tool etc.
Every student is expected to respect other students’ right to a safe and supportive learning environment. Students are expected to behave in a considerate and reasonable manner at all times. A “zero tolerance” policy with respect to bullying, threatening, harassment, abusive language, spam, disruptive behavior and lack of respect is in effect and misbehavior may result in your removal from the course.
Students are expected to submit original work. Students who seek to attain academic advantage or help someone else obtain such advantage through cheating will receive a grade of zero. Any assignments submitted that are not original will receive a mark of zero. Students who persist in submitting un-cited or improperly cited assignments may be suspended or withdrawn from the course.
In this course, students are expected to spend approximately 25 hours per week on homework. The deadlines of homework are realistic in the normal working life outside of the school setting. Deadlines are also set as a reasonable management strategy for teachers so that workloads can be varied and balanced. We also set deadlines as a way of bringing closure to one unit of work and moving ahead to another.
To earn a credit, students have a responsibility to submit sufficient evidence of understanding within established deadlines. It is in the student’s best interest to submit evidence of learning at every opportunity that is provided, so that his/her grade accurately reflects what was learned. In the event that a student produces insufficient evidence in the key understandings for the course, as deemed by the teacher, the entire credit is at stake