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All Grade 11 courses

Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life - MEL3E

ILC Course Code: MEL3E-B

Grade 11, Workplace Preparation, 1.0 credit

Foundations of Mathematics (MFM1P-D) or
Principles of Mathematics (MPM1D-B) or
Grade 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in Mathematics

Course Description

This course enables you to broaden your understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. You will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations. You will consolidate your mathematical skills as you solve problems and communicate your thinking.

Online Submission

Option to submit course work online is available, using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Supplementary materials

A spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel © or OpenOffice Calc (instructions are provided for downloading OpenOffice).

Materials provided on loan

Income tax forms, Income Tax Guide, payroll deduction tables, official map of Ontario

Unit 1: Earning Money

Lesson 1 - Money Coming In

Lesson 2 - Is That All There Is?

Lesson 3 - How to Estimate Deductions and Net Pay

Lesson 4 - Money Management

Lesson 5 - Purchasing Power and Standard of Living

Unit 2: Purchasing Power

Lesson 6 - What's in the Price Tag?

Lesson 7 - Total Price

Lesson 8 - There's Always a Better Buy

Lesson 9 - How Should I Buy?

Lesson 10 - Shopping for a Vehicle

Unit 3: Transportation and Travel

Lesson 11 - Getting Ready to Drive and Car Insurance

Lesson 12 - Owning and Operating a Vehicle: What Does It Cost?

Lesson 13 - Planning Your Car Trip

Lesson 14 - Exploring Options for Leisure Travel

Lesson 15 - Using Vehicles for Work

Unit 4: Saving, Investing, and Borrowing

Lesson 16 - Banking Services

Lesson 17 - Calculating Interest

Lesson 18 - Loans

Lesson 19 - Credit Cards

Lesson 20 - Financial Decisions

This is the English version of the course.

Click here to view the French version of the course.