MDM4U Mathematics of Data Management – Grade 12 (University)
PREREQUISITES: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
GRADE: 12 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Mathematics
MDM4U Course Overview
MDM4U online broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing information. Students will apply methods for organizing large amounts of information; solve problems involving counting techniques, probability, and statistics; and carry out a culminating project that integrates the expectations of the course. Students will continue to develop the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to pursue university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find MDM4U online of particular interest. Whether you take the mathematics of data management course online or on campus, it will prepare you for the next steps in a university program and in your future career.
MDM4U Course Outline
Below is a course outline for the MDM4U course. This data management grade 12 course outline is the same whether you take the course in person or online. The curriculum is set by Ontario’s Ministry of Education, so all students who take MDM4U, regardless of setting, can expect to gain skills in mathematics and data management.
The overarching aim of MDM4U is to help students fluidly use the language of mathematics while honing their skills for managing data and performing mathematical processes. The course explores concepts and skills involving probability and statistics and helps students gain confidence with analyzing large amounts of data. To accommodate various learning styles, ability levels, and interests, the course utilizes an array of instructional strategies.
- In this Unit, students will be studying probability and its characteristics. Students will also learn counting principles and then apply those to calculating probabilities.
UNIT TWOCollecting Data
- In this Unit, students will be studying Data Collection, how it’s done and its characteristics. Students will learn how to recognize good data from bad data. The first step to good data management is good data collection. This unit looks at what data is, the various ways one can gather and collect it, and how to do all of this in a way that keeps the information free of bias. There are a lot of terms and ideas in this unit rather than calculations. It is also a fairly small unit but is crucial to good data management because whatever we learn after this could be disregarded if it was not collected in an accurate and fair manner.
UNIT THREEVariable Data Analysis Part 1
- In this Unit, students will be learning about the tools for analyzing one variable data sets. Students will learn tools to visually organize the information as well as numerically. Students will also learn other tools that they can use to summarize and explain data sets.
UNIT FOURVariable Data Analysis Part 2
- In this Unit, students will be learning the analysis of two-variable data. Students will learn to calculate regression and correlation by hand and technology. Students will also examine how to use graphs to come to conclusions as well as avoiding bias.
UNIT FIVEProbability Distributions
- In this unit, students will learn about how the concepts of probability and normal distribution connect and how they can use this information to help them make predictions and conclusions.
UNIT SIXConfidence Intervals
- In this unit, students are studying Confidence Intervals. These are basically ranges that we predict will have our mean for the data.
- Students can find below a grading rubric that describes the breakdown of the MDM4U course. The grading rubric follows the same format whether students take the course online or in person.
- Students can expect to receive their final grade about four days after writing their final exam. However, students should be advised that the exact timeline may vary depending on how much work they have submitted toward the end of the course.
- Overall, course evaluation is based on a student’s achievement of curriculum expectations as well as skills demonstrated for effective learning. The final percentage grade received upon completion of the MDM4U course reflects the quality of how a student has achieved course expectations. The final grade is broken down as follows:
70% of the grade: Based on evaluations conducted throughout the course, this part of the grade reflects the most consistent level a student achieves for the duration of the course. Special consideration may be given to recent evidence of improved achievement.
30% of the grade: Based on final evaluations conducted at the conclusion of the course, the final assessment includes a culminating project and a final exam. The culminating project represents 10% of the overall final grade, while the final proctored exam represents 20% of the overall final grade. The culminating project and final proctored exam are described below.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of MDM4U online. This project will challenge students to use the knowledge and skills they gained throughout this course and is worth 10% of the final grade.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of MDM4U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
- Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for details on exam proctoring options.
- Once you have completed all coursework and performed the final exam, you will receive a report card confirming your final grade for the MDM4U course. Students can expect the report card to be generated within two business days after the final grade has been submitted.
- Report cards will be mailed by standard mail via Canada Post to the student’s home school. Students should be advised that mailing time can vary, and it may take up to 1 to 2 weeks for the student’s home school to receive the report card.
- Students will also receive digital copies of their report cards. The digital student copy of the report card will be sent to each student via email (not by physical mail).
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