The mission of the Banting Math Department is to provide an educational experience in mathematics that helps students prepare for successful roles in an ever changing society.
This will be accomplished through our commitment to excellent teaching and a supportive environment for all our students. To support this mission we will be committed to professional development, making real world connections, and incorporating technology.
Students will be challenged to develop skills in analysis, reasoning, creativity, collaborative learning, and self-expression as they gain knowledge of mathematics. We will maintain high academic and behavioral expectations and try to make every classroom minute count. Efforts will be made to direct students to realize their full potential.
Course offerings and descriptions.
Grade 8 -9 Transition
Many students enroll in a Grade 9 Mathematics course that
does not align with their skills and understandings.
There are times when a student signs up for a class and
realizes the level is not appropriate to their skill level. It is best if the student visits guidance during the first week of the semester to get a level change.
A level change (switching to a different level
and class) is only possible if it is early in the semester and if the other
classes are not already full. If the student waits too long, the student
may not be able to switch levels and may be stuck in an inappropriate level for
the rest of the semester.
WE do not permit WRITE VIEW or NATURAL VIEW calculators.
Let your teen know that everyone can learn math.
Let your teen know that you think math is important and fun.
Point out the ways in which different family members use math in their jobs.
Be positive about your own math abilities. Try to avoid saying "I was never good at math" or "I never liked math".
Encourage your teen to be persistent if a problem seems difficult.
your teen when he or she makes an effort, and share in the excitement
when he or she solves a problem or understands something for the first