Mathematics

Mathematics is a strong component of education at TCS. Essential to science and engineering, its techniques support such disciplines as geography and economics, as well as the more obvious disciplines of physics, chemistry and biology. The department takes care to develop the material not only in a logical order but also in time for the ideas to be useful across the curriculum. The lessons learned in the mathematics classroom have as much to do with abstraction and logical thinking as they do with routine solutions to classical problems. Computers are introduced not as mere classroom demonstration devices but as tools to assist the students’ own explorations.

At present, most university programs in science, engineering or mathematics require Grade 12 Advanced Functions and, in most cases, Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors. Students pursuing other disciplines such as arts, business, commerce or economics in university should consider taking Grade 12 Data Management and/or advanced functions and calculus courses.

TCS expects all mathematics students to own a TI-84 Plus graphics calculator, which can be purchased through the School. Also, all students must be equipped with laptop computers. Using their computers, students will be able to access updated course calendars, lesson outlines and discussion groups using the School’s online learning management system, Edsby. The new curriculum has been designed to integrate this technology into the learning and doing of mathematics, as well as equipping students with the manipulation skills necessary to understand other aspects of mathematics such as problem solving. Students will solve meaningful problems, and continue to learn new techniques in mathematics for success in university and beyond.

Below are the department's 2019-2020 course offerings:

Grade 9 Principles of Mathematics – Academic (MPM1D)

Grade 9 Foundations of Mathematics – Applied (MFM1P)

Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics – Academic (MPM2D)

Grade 10 Foundations of Mathematics – Applied (MFM2P)

Grade 11 Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life (MEL3E)

Grade 11 Functions and Applications (MCF3M)

Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U)

Semestered Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U)/Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)

Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (AP Statistics Option) (MDM4UA)

Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (AP Calculus AB Option) (MCV4UA)