COURSE OUTLINE OF MDM4U
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: Mathematics of Data Management, Grade12
Course Code: MDM4U
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Name of Ministry Curriculum Policy Document(s):
This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.
- Solve problems involving the probability of an event or a combination of events for discrete sample spaces;
- Solve problems involving the application of permutations and combinations to determine the probability of an event;
- Demonstrate an understanding of discrete probability distributions, represent them numerically, graphically, and algebraically, determine expected values, and solve related problems from a variety of applications;
- Demonstrate an understanding of continuous probability distributions, make connections to discrete probability distributions, determine standard deviations, describe key features of the normal distribution, and solve related problems from a variety of applications.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of data in statistical studies and the variability inherent in data, and distinguish different types of data;
- Describe the characteristics of a good sample, some sampling techniques, and principles of primary data collection, and collect and organize data to solve a problem.
- Analyse, interpret, and draw conclusions from one-variable data using numerical and graphical summaries;
- Analyse, interpret, and draw conclusions from two-variable data using numerical, graphical, and algebraic summaries;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the applications of data management used by the media and the advertising industry and in various occupations.
- Design and carry out a culminating investigation* that requires the integration and application of the knowledge and skills related to the expectations of this course;
- Communicate the findings of a culminating investigation and provide constructive critiques of the investigations of others.
Units: Titles and Hours
Titles and Descriptions
One Variable Statistics
Two Variables Statistics
Permutations and Counting Techniques
Combination and Binomial Theorem
Probability Distribution and Normal Distribution
Review for Final Exam
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 Guidelines
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.
Final Mark = 70% Term + 30% Final Evaluation
Achievement Level Chart
Grade Range (%)
A very high to outstanding level of achievement. Achievement is above the provincial standard.
A high level of achievement. Achievement is at the provincial standard.
A moderate level of achievement. Achievement is below, but approaching the provincial standard.
A passable level of achievement. Achievement is below the provincial standard.
Insufficient achievement, a credit will not be granted.
Considerations for Program Planning
In order to achieve the curriculum expectations, the program is planned to conduct a variety of activities considering the following but not limited to:
- The teacher will provide with new learning based on the knowledge and skills that the students acquired in the previous years
- The students will have opportunities to learn in a variety of ways such as individually, cooperatively, independently with the teacher’s direction through investigation involving kinds on experience and through practice examples.
- The learning/teaching approaches and strategies will vary according to the learning goals and student’s needs in order to help students achieve the curriculum expectations.
- The teacher will provide with the instructional and learning strategies best suited to the particular learning goal so that the students can learn concepts, acquire procedures and skills and apply the knowledge.
- The students will learn the concepts in a variety of representations such as algebraic, graphical and in tabular form.
- The students will also be engaged in learning the concepts, skills and applications by using different technologies such as graphing calculator, online graphing calculator etc.
- The students will be provided with the opportunities to participate in the group discussion to share ideas and thinking in order to achieve a common goal of learning.
- The teacher will provide with interesting examples and explanations to enhance the student’s interest in learning Mathematics and to apply the knowledge in various fields.
- The teacher will encourage students to explore alternate solutions in order to help students become successful problem solvers and develop confidence.
- The teacher will incorporate appropriate adaptations in instructions and assessments to facilitate the success of English language learners such as using more visual materials, using simple English, offering extra instruction time, granting extra time for assessments etc.
Accommodations will be based on meeting with parent, teachers, administration and external educational assessment report. The following three types of accommodations may be provided:
- Instructional accommodations: such as changes in teaching strategies, including styles of presentation, methods of organization, or use of technology and multimedia.
- Environmental accommodations: such as preferential seating or special lighting.
- Assessment accommodations: such as allowing additional time to complete tests or assignments or permitting oral responses to test questions.
Other examples of modifications and aids, which may be used in this course, are:
- Provide step-by-step instructions.
- Help students create organizers for planning writing tasks.
- Record key words on the board or overhead when students are expected to make their own notes.
- Allow students to report verbally to a scribe (teacher/ student) who can help in note taking.
- Permit students a range of options for reading and writing tasks.
- Where an activity requires reading, provide it in advance.
- Provide opportunities for enrichment.
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