Math Pre-Calculus 12 with David explores the ‘Big Ideas’ set out in the BC Math 12 Curriculum. The course delivers mathematical concepts in a variety of ways, both through practical experimentation and theoretical discussion to ensure that even students who found Math 11 challenging will complete this course with the confidence necessary to pursue any other math class in the future.
The course examines the characteristics of families of functions and using inverses to solve equations. Students will have exposure to Polynomial, Rational, Exponential, Logarithmic and Trigonometric functions. Students will learn the difference between a function and a relation, and how exponential functions can be used to solve problems in a situational context. Math 12 students will also use transformations of shapes to functions and relations and be able to transform types of function exploring the different ways to examine angles.
David’s gift for explaining mathematical concepts in a variety of ways will ensure that students feel confident and flexible in their understanding of the concepts, and able to apply this mastery to the assignments and tests in the course.
Your Educator – David Croke
David was born and raised in the charming city of Dublin, Ireland. It was there that he discovered a love for mathematics and a desire to teach. Throughout his schooling life he recognized that hard work and effort supersedes raw intelligence in the race for success. He graduated from Dublin City University with First-Class Honors in Mathematical Sciences in 2010 and continued his ambitions by also acquiring a First-Class Honors in his Professional Diploma in Education from University College Cork in 2012. As a certified mathematics teacher, he has been teaching in the classrooms of public, private and boarding schools, in both Ireland and Australia, for almost six years. He has also been tutoring students one-to-one during these years. He is extremely excited to be a part of the BrainBoost team and to utilize his teaching experience in a new context. His approach to learning is student-centered, valuing the goals of the individual to create a lesson that is the most effective for them. He is really enjoying Vancouver life and can be spotted cycling the seawall or mountain biking up north. His hobbies also include surfing, kayaking and scuba diving. Ask him about scuba diving with hammerhead sharks!
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Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
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