Course Description

This is the first of three courses designed to prepare you for university entrance. This course covers the properties of fractions, exponents and radicals, algebraic expressions, expanding and factoring polynomials, linear functions, systems of linear equations, and right-angled trigonometry. In terms of polynomial functions, this course will have an emphasis on functions of degree one (linear). 

Course Details

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate algebraic reasoning and number sense through the study of exponents, fractions, integers, radicals and polynomial expressions;
  • Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions; 
  • Solve linear equations and systems of equations; and, 
  • Apply trigonometric reasoning through the study of right-angled trigonometry. 


Formerly UPG 001 Math Foundations. Students who have taken UPG 001 should not enrol in this course.


Successful completion of Grade 9 math.

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Sep 05, 2024 to Nov 07, 2024
Online Asynchronous
Sep 05, 2024 to Nov 13, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $499.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 Workbook
Publisher: Absolute Value Publications 
ISBN: 978-0-9780872-5-8 

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

The workbook with solutions is also available as an interactive online workbook directly from the publisher at iWriteMath Online (avponline.com).

Section Notes

Prerequisite: Math 9 or UPG 001 Math Foundations

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, a reliable headset with microphone, and a webcam.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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