Apprenticeship and Workplace– gives students math skills they will use on-the-job. These are the math skills that are most practical for trades and technical careers as well as those students who will be going straight into the workforce after graduation.
Foundations – teaches the skills for those students who will be going on into general post-secondary studies like social sciences or the arts. This course is also sometimes a pre-requisite for entry into some science programs, but please check with each individual university.
Pre-Calculus – This course is for students who plan on going into university and college in math based programs such as the biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, math, nursing. As well, students who intend on taking calculus should take this stream.
You will notice in Grade 10 that there are only two courses to choose from: Foundations/Pre-Calculus and Apprenticeship and Workplace. This allows your child to think about their career path in grade 10 a little more before choosing their math pathway.