MCF3M: Functions and Applications - Grade 11

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Course Description: 

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students' experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations, and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.


Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

Ministry Policy Documents:

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Mathematics, 2007 (revised)

Text Resources:

All resources provided and referenced within the modules are available online

Required Software/Equipment:

Special software or technology for this course will include: 

  • A word processor (WordPerfect or Word are examples. OpenOffice is free for download), 
  • A spreadsheet program (Quattro Pro or Excel are examples. OpenOffice is free for download), Adobe Acrobat Reader (free for download),
  • A scientific calculator, Graphing Technology will be required in the course. You may consider purchasing the TI-83 Graphing Calculator.
  • Geometer’s Sketchpad may be used to graph functions.
  • Free software packages for graphing are available on the internet (for example WinPlot free for download)