Academic Math (Math 0009.00)

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 course times & tutorial information

Fall (Term I): September 10 - December 5, 2018 (no class October 8, November 12, 2018) AND
Winter (Term II): January 7 - April 10, 2019
(no class February 18, 2019)
Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
Tutorial: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
Midterm: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Monday, April 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Final Exam: Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Accelerated - Winter 2019 course times & tutorial information

January 8 - April 9, 2019
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.


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?

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.