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The formula for achievement in math at W. P. Wagner includes a combination of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers committed to offering programming at a variety of levels to ensure all students are challenged, supported and on track to build success.

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Math 10C (Combined) is the starting point for the -1 and -2 course streams. This course builds from simple to complex math understanding. A graphing calculator is required. A minimum mark of 65% in the previous math course completed is highly recommended.

This course is also available at the AP level.



Math 10-3, 20-3, and 30-3 are designed for students who struggle with math skills or are currently in modified programs. This course sequence provides the foundational understanding and critical-thinking skills for entry into many trades and for direct entry into the workforce.

Math 20-1 and 30-1 is a rigorous course sequence designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include algebra and number; measurement; relations and functions; trigonometry; and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.



Math 20-2 and 30-2 is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include geometry, measurement, number and logic, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics, and probability. 

Math 31 is an introductory course in calculus. It is a requirement for students considering engineering or math programs in post secondary or math-intensive programs in technical schools. A minimum mark of 65% in Math 30-1 is highly recommended for Math 31.

This course is also available at the AP level.


Most frequent questions and answers

It depends entirely on the program you wish to take. Generally, science and technology programs require Math 30-1 but many programs in the Humanities and Arts have no math requirement or accept Math 30-2. Some programs, like Engineering, require Math 31. It is important to check with the particular institution and program to be certain of the requirements.

The AP courses move at a faster pace and cover more material than the regular courses. They are meant for students with excellent foundational skills who enjoy mathematics. A mark of 80% in the previous course is required to continue in the AP stream at each level. Students who remain in AP for the entire program may be eligible to receive university credit for Introductory Calculus.

It depends. For Math 10C, yes! A graphing caluator is required for all of the courses in the dash 1 and dash 2 streams. We recommend a TI – 84+. For Math 10-3, and the courses that follow, only a scientific calculator is needed.

Years of experience have shown us that students with marks between 50% and 65% in grade nine Math usually do not have the skills to experience success in Math 10C. It is very discouraging to begin high school with struggle and failure. It is much better to take Math 10-3, be successful and build your confidence and skills before taking Math 10C.

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