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GRADE 12: MATHEMATICS

What your child is learning

Grade 12 Applied Mathematics

This is a course for students interested in post-secondary programs that do not require a study of theoretical mathematics such as Calculus or Linear Algebra, but may need further study in applied mathematics courses such as Statistics. Students learn to use mathematics to solve problems related to real life situations, often using technology such as graphing calculators.

The topics studied in this course are:

  • Analysis of Games and Numbers
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Relations and Functions
  • Design and Measurement
  • Probability
  • Mathematics Research Project (Please see Supplementary Information)

Grade 12 Essential Mathematics

This course is for students who are interested in post-secondary programs that do not require advanced mathematics. It is also for students wanting to learn mathematics for their personal and work-related use after high school, and for some of the trade apprenticeship programs.

The topics studied in this course are:

  • Analysis of Games and Numbers
  • Vehicle Finance
  • Statistics
  • Precision Measurement
  • Career Life
  • Home Finance
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Business Finance
  • Probability

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

This course is for students who are interested in post-secondary programs that may require further study in theoretical mathematics such as Calculus or Linear Algebra. Students learn to use algebra to solve problems that may or may not be related to real life situations.

The topics studied in this course are:

  • Trigonometry and the Unit Circle
  • Trigonometric Equations and Identities
  • Function Transformations, Operations, Compositions, and Inverses
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Polynomial Functions
  • Radical Functions
  • Rational Functions
  • Permutations, Combinations and the Binomial Theorem

For further information, speak to your child’s teacher or refer to Grades 9 to 12 Mathematics: Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed based on the topics listed under What Your Child is Learning. Assessment will take place during the entire course. Evidences of learning such as observation, projects, tests, final exams and others are used by the teacher to assess your child’s learning. Teachers consider which evidence of learning is used and how much weight is attached to it to determine a grade for the report card.

Most students registered in a Grade 12 Mathematics course must write an achievement test created by Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning. The Province sets the time and date of the test. Students’ scores on the provincial tests are included in their final course grades, as follows:

  • The Grade 12 Applied Mathematics Achievement Test is worth 30% of the final course mark.
  • The Grade 12 Essential Mathematics Achievement Test is worth 20% of the final course mark.
  • The Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics Achievement Test is worth 30% of the final course mark.

For information about provincial policy related to assessment, grading and report cards, see:

Supplementary Information

To obtain a high school diploma, all students must earn one full credit in mathematics at each grade level (9 to 12).

Part of the Grade 12 Applied Mathematics course is the Mathematics Research Project. Students collect information and/or data, and present their research about a current event or an area that interests them that involves mathematics.

Grade 12 Essential Mathematics is usually offered as one full course (1 credit) but some schools may offer it as two half courses (2 x credits). When it is divided into half courses, it would be possible for a student to earn a half credit in one half-course and not in the other. When this happens, it is necessary to talk to the teacher and the school to discuss how to earn the other half credit.