In January, my grade 12 math students wrote their diploma exam, a provincial requirement and a university placement helper. They did superbly! I have to brag a little since I had a class of 24 with wide ranging skills and because of a schoolwide scheduling change 15% less instructional time to deliver the course than what was previously allotted (and recommended, and possibly required...).
The course is very demanding with nine pre-calculus units:
- Functions and Relations
- Transformations on Functions
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Polynomial Functions and Equations
- Permutations and Combinations
- Analyzing Radical and Rational Functions
- Trigonometry – Functions and Graphs
- Trigonometry – Equations and Identities
My students scored on average 10% higher than the province (which had a 24% failure rate). We also had a tight standard deviation of 15.5 whereas the province had a spread of 20.1.
So! Congratulations to my stellar students!