MCR3U Functions – Grade 11 (University)

MCR3U online is one of over 160 secondary school courses that Blyth Academy Online offers.

Courses Offered


PREREQUISITE: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online



Summer School sessions begin in July & August
Summer School 2021


MCR3U Course Overview

MCR3U online introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions, and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. In MCR3U online, students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. As this is a course designed for university preparation, the skills learned in MCR3U will hone skills needed for academic and professional programs at the university level. The Grade 11 Functions course can also be used as a prerequisite for Grade 12 – University courses necessary for certain university programs. Whether you choose to take MCR3U online or on campus, the course will help prepare you for the next steps you take in applying for university programs and beyond.

MCR3U Course Outline

Below is a course outline for the online MCR3U course offered by Blyth Academy. As the Ontario MCR3U curriculum is set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the course and skills learned remain the same whether you take it in person or online.

MCR3U aims to help students use the language of mathematics confidently, flexibly, and skillfully. The course incorporates a variety of instructional strategies in order to offer learning opportunities that accommodate different learning styles, ability levels, and interests. Students will gain facility with solving problems, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting concepts to real-world applications, using various representations (including concrete, visual, and symbolic), and self-assessing understanding of concepts learned throughout the duration of the course.

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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