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Academic Math (Math 0009.00)


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.


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?

In this course you will:

  • review algebra skills used in solving quadratic, exponential and logarithmic equations
  • use the concepts of function notation, domain, range and average rate of change when investigating linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions
  • describe these functions in words, mathematically and graphs
  • use transformations to help graph quadratic and exponential -functions
  • explore how arithmetic and geometric sequences and series relate to linear and exponential functions
  • study probability, the counting principles and the binomial theorem

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.