By this stage, most teenagers have sorted themselves out. They have a goal in mind and they're willing to work towards it. (Of course these goals don't always line up with the goals their parents and teachers have for them!)
Grade 11 content mostly builds on what was done in Grade 10 with no new sections added. We spend quite a lot of time exploring the sections in more detail. This means it's really important that everyone revises the Grade 10 work before we start the new section. Luckily, with a website like this one, this is really easy to do!
Year plans
At Pretoria Chinese School, we stick closely to the CAPS and SAGS documents. This year, we will be covering the content in the following order:
Term 1:
Exponents and Surds
Equations and Inequalities
Functions
Finance
Term 2:
Euclidean Geometry
Trigonometry
Term 3:
Measurement
Trigonometric Functions
Analytical Geometry
Number Patterns
Statistics
Probability
General information on assessments
The CAPS document regulates the types of questions that should be asked and the number of marks that should be allocated to each section in the end of year exam. A while ago, I did a comparison of the number of weeks spent teaching the section to the number of marks allocated to the section. I've embedded here for you to look at.
In terms of types of questions, there are four basic categories:
Knowledge - 20% of every assessment will be made up of questions that are straight recall of facts.
Routine procedures - 35% of the marks of every assessment will be focused on problems which look very much like the standard problems found in textbooks.
Complex procedures - 30% of the marks in every assessment will be allocated to questions that use a combination of skills. For example, maybe a question on probability would require some factorisation (from the algebra and equations section).
Problem solving - 15% of assessments are made up of what I call 'unseen problems'. These are not necessarily more difficult, just require out-the-box thinking.