Academic Math (Math 0009.00)

Course times & tutorial information

Accelerated - Winter 2019  

January 8 - April 9, 2019
Classes:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tutorials: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Thursdays, April 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Final Exam: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2019  

May 1 - June 17, 2019 (no class May 20/19)
Classes:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tutorial: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Exam Review: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Final Exam: Monday, June 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summer 2019  

July 2 - August 19, 2019 (no class August 5/19)
Classes:
 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Plus + Friday. Aug. 9, 2019; 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tutorial: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Thursday, August 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Final Exam: Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fall 2019/Winter 2020

September 9 - December 4, 2019 (Term I) (no class October 7/19 & November 11/19) AND
January 6 - April 8, 2020 (Term II)
(no class February 17/20)
Classes: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:05 - 11:25 a.m.
Tutorial: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:35 - 10:05 a.m.
Midterm: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Monday, April 6, 2020, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Final Exam: Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Description

Academic Math has been developed to prepare you for the math involved in non-calculus courses. If you have solid math skills (at least grade 11 academic level) and want to develop them to the university level necessary for entrance to the Faculty of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Management and Nursing programs, this course is designed for you. Math 0009.00 is accepted by Dalhousie University in place of NS Math 12 Academic.

Prerequisite

At least NS Grade 11 Academic Math. Please complete our free math diagnostic to ensure you are in the course that's right for you.

Please note: all students enrolling in this course are required to have a graphing calculator and access to Microsoft Excel software. The instructor will be using a Texas Instruments TI-83 plus (any of the TI- 83, 84 or newer versions will have basically the same financial, probability, and plotting packages).

What will I learn?

This course covers:

  • a review of integers, order of operations, fractions and factoring
  • solving linear, quadratic, cubic, exponential and logarithmic equations
  • using x and y intercepts to graph linear, quadratic and cubic functions
  • using slope and y intercept to graph linear functions
  • using transformations to graph quadratic, exponential and trigonometric functions and to get equations from graphs
  • using leading coefficients, end behavior, turning point, domain and range to analyse graphs
  • using a graphing calculator to get the equation of the line or curve of best fit
  • laws of exponents and third law of logarithms
  • getting an exponential equation from a table of values
  • using logarithms to solve pH, decibel and Richter scale problems
  • degrees, radians and using the unit circle to get sin and cos of any rotation
  • modelling with sin functions
  • simple and compound interest and present value
  • investments involving regular payments
  • loans and credit
  • using the Excel spreadsheet program
  • set theory and its applications
  • counting methods, permutations and combinations
  • probability and odds

Course structure

Students should be prepared to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours for every hour of class time in order to learn the material and to complete assignments.

Textbooks are required and may be purchased from the Dalhousie University Bookstore.

* University Prep courses are non-credit preparatory courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that each course he/she enrolls in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.