Frequently Asked Questions (see below)
Is there extra help available to students in Math?
Yes, the Mathematics Department operates a Math Study Area which is open to students wanting extra help in mathematics. This extra help opportunity is available to students on a drop in basis whenever they have a free in their schedule. A mathematics teacher will be there to provide this help.
For students without frees, there is one Mathematics teacher available to give extra help at lunch in the library on days 1, 2, and 6 in our 8 day cycle (as of 1st semester in 2009-2010). These days may change in 2nd semester.
Should extra help be needed beyond these times, the student should see their teacher to arrange a mutually convenient time.
All students have been advised of this above information!
Some may need occasional reminding!
How much homework is assigned in Math?
All students in Academic Math courses are expected to complete approximately 30 minutes of homework between classes. Assignments will also be given and are to be completed by the assigned dates.
All students in advanced or IB courses will be expected to complete more than 30 minutes of homework between classes. Assignments will also be given and are to be completed by the assigned dates.
Homework is an important component of these courses so that students have the opportunity to independently practice and develop their skills and understanding in Mathematics. In class students are usually working with other students. By doing homework, students will find out what they can do on their own and identify any areas which need further explanation. This independent study should allow students to build confidence in their abilities!
Not Taking Math 10 Academic Until Second Semester?
The Park View Mathematics Department has put together a unit with grade nine material to help you review some basic concepts. Copies can be picked up during Parent Teacher interviews or from any math teacher.