This enriched math course is for students who love mathematical challenges. Students will be expected to participate in the University of Waterloo’s Pascal and Fryer Math contests. Experience writing the University of Waterloo Gauss Math contest during Grade 8 is recommended, but is not a requirement to take this course.
This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.