Have you been
Math skills? All students who have not yet reached the Grade 11 level
of Math should be working on their Math Upgrading. At our school, we
use a series of Prism Math workbooks from Level 4 (Red) to Level 9
(Purple). You can work through the lessons in these books at your own
When you complete all the lessons in a chapter, you can
try the Practice Test and Pre-Test sections to prepare for your quiz.
You will write some quizzes in your Literature and Science classes.
However, you can also write quizzes in the lab any time that the lab is
open. This allows you to “get ahead” in your Math upgrading. When you
complete all the quizzes for your level, you can take the final
certificate test. When you successfully complete this test, you can
move onto the next workbook in the next level of Math upgrading.
you need help with your Math upgrading, you can come to the lab for
help whenever the lab is open. You can also attend a Math tutorial
class if it fits in your schedule. Watch for the new “Math Tutorial”
timings in your schedule for next term’s classes (starting in
This is a time when you can come to the lab and
work in your Math workbook, and a teacher will be there to answer your
To learn more about word problems in Math, you can read Paul’s recent
weekly feature About
Math Word Problems – Yet Again!