At the start of the third millennium, Guerin editeur is pleased to make the Math 406 Science Option workbook of the new series Mathematics 3000 available to the teachers of the province of Quebec.
This series consists of exercise workbooks in which
the contents, in accordance with the Quebec
Education Program, aim at developing competencies,
most notably the following three disciplinary competencies:
“Solving situational problems”, “Using
mathematical reasoning” and “Communicating
using the language of mathematics”.
Each workbook of the series is divided into chapters
that delve into different branches of mathematics
such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability
and statistics.
Each chapter begins with a Challenge section in
which students, either alone or in groups, are invited
to solve situational problems that have not previously
been introduced. The solution to each situation
requires the use of a combination of rules or
principles that students may or may not have already
learned. In this section, students confront various
situations that will motivate them to search for the
solutions within the following pages of the chapter.
Each of the other chapters sections begins with
learning activities through which students are guided
stepbystep to uncover the concepts. These
activities lead to summaries of the essential parts of
the course, which are reinforced by examples.
In these summaries, students will find fundamental
and complete references that will prove useful
throughout the learning process. The summaries are
then followed by a series of graduated exercises and
problems that enable students to develop their
competencies by solving situational problems, by
using mathematical reasoning and by communicating
using the language of mathematics. Whenever
possible, students must explain their steps, justify
their reasoning and communicate their answer in an
appropriate manner.
Each chapter concludes with an Evaluation section
that enables students to verify that they succeeded
in acquiring the intended skills and in attaining the
intended competencies.
A list of symbols and a detailed index located at the
end of each workbook enables students to easily find
all that they will need throughout their learning
process.
This pedagogical tool, focused on the
development of competencies, is written
in a simple and clear language and as
the objective to be accessible to all
students without compromising the rigor
of mathematics.
