Welcome to Mathematics Program Area

Program Head
Melissa Hesch
Assistant Program Head
Dan Scholtz

Anghel, Daliana
Bendia, Chris
Chaudhari, Anna
Collins, Lisa
DiGiuseppe, David
Gmach, Chris
Muscat, Julie
Nowak, Karin
Pozder, Pearl
Sawchuk, Sue
Scholtz, Dan
Turner, Doug
Trunov, Irina
Winnett, Anna
Zack, Emily

General Math Programming Information

Advanced Placement (AP) at St. Mary’s main page

Introduction – Advanced Placement (AP) Math

The AP Prep Mathematics program at St. Mary’s High School is an enrichment program that caters to motivated students that have a passion for math. While students can join this math stream at any point in their high school math career, getting off to a good start in grade 9 is always best.

Students who complete the Advanced Placement (AP) course in grade 12 are exceptionally well prepared for first year university programs in math, science, engineering and technology programs.

Students must be highly motivated and prepared to work hard. Grade 8 students must register for the MDM1DP through Career Cruising as well as apply to the program by completing an application and teacher reference which can be found on the school website.

Recommended Course Progression

  • grade 9 – Math AP Prep – MPM1DP
  • grade 10 – Math AP Prep – MPM2DP
  • grade 11 – AP Prep Functions MCR3UP – Semester 1
  • grade 11 – Advanced Functions *MHF4UI – Semester 2
  • grade 12 – AP Calculus and Vectors **MCV4UP – Semester 1
  • grade 12 – AP Calculus (and Data Management) MDM4UP – Semester 2

AP Prep Grade 9 Math Postcard

Big Ideas


Knowledgehook, is now a Board approved “Green Tool”.  It is an online, interactive math resource that will support student learning. It will provide additional math support and instruction for learning in the classroom and also be used for differentiated home-practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this program please speak to the classroom teacher.


EQAO – Grade 9 Math Exam 

  • The Minister of Education has cancelled all Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments for the 2019-2020 school year.  Accordingly, both the January and the June 2020 grade 9 EQAO math tests have been cancelled.
  • Click HERE to view a Google Document with Sample Questions, Answers, Rubrics, Formula Sheets

Coming Soon

University of Waterloo Math Contests (CEMC)

February ??, 2020
  • Pascal (Gr. 9)
  • Cayley (Gr. 10)
  • Fermat (Gr. 11)
February ??, 2020
  • Canadian Computing Competition (all grades)
April 7, 2020
  • Euclid (senior secondary school students)
April 15, 2020
  • Fryer (Gr. 9)
  • Galois (Gr. 10)
  • Hypatia (Gr. 11)
Other Math Contests
Canadian National Mathematics League 
  • October – tba
  • November – tba
  • December – tba
  • January – tba
  • February – tba
  • March – tba
WCDSB Math Team and Problem Solving Competition
  • tba
  • EUCLiDEA – Interactive Geometric Puzzles
  • desmos – Marble Slides – games to improve understanding of equations of lines and curves

Do I need to take Academic-level Math?

Pie Day – March 14th – 3.14…