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Skills available for Nova Scotia grade 10 math curriculum

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10 The Mental Math

  • 10.B16 know the double facts in additions; their extension to two, three, and four digits; their connections to subtraction, multiplication by 2 and by ½, division by 2 and multiplication by 50 percent

  • 10.B17 know the addition and subtraction facts and extend them to two, three, and four digit numbers

  • 10.B18 estimate appropriate sums, differences, products, and quotients

  • 10.B19 mentally calculate 1%, 10%, 15%, and 50% quantities that are compatible with these percentage

  • 10.B20 estimate and calculate percentage of quantities as performing operations with decimals, fractions, and percent

10 Earning and Purchasing

  • 10.A1 understand purchasing power

  • 10.A2 explain the difference between gross pay and net pay, and describe possible payroll deductions

  • 10.A3 explain indirect and direct forms of taxation

  • 10.A4 identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various plans to make purchases

  • 10.B1 determine the remuneration for chosen occupations, including salary and benefits, and evaluate it in terms of purchasing power and living standards

  • 10.B2 solve problems involving various ways that an employee can be paid using calculators or appropriate software

  • 10.B3 calculate gross pay and net pay for given situations

  • 10.B4 estimate and calculate the unit prices of comparable items to determine the best buy

  • 10.B5 solve problems involving the estimation and calculation of provincial and federal sales taxes

  • 10.B6 estimate and calculate selling price, discounts, and taxes

  • 10.B7 provide the correct change for an amount offered and minimize the number of coins/bills

  • 10.B8 select amounts to offer for a given charge to minimize the number of coins/bills received in the change

  • 10.B9 identify, calculate, and compare the interest costs involved in making purchases under various plans

  • 10.B10 estimate and calculate the price in Canadian funds of items bought in or ordered from another country

  • 10.F1 read and apply payroll deduction tables

  • 10.F2 (optional) identify the information and documents required for filing a personal income tax return, and explain why they are required

  • 10.F3 describe the effects on personal spending habits of the frequency of pay period

  • 10.F4 make decisions regarding the purchase of costly items by identifying and ranking criteria for the comparison of possible choices

  • 10.F5 make decisions regarding the payment options for purchases

  • 10.F6 identify various incentives to make purchases

10 Banking

10 Measurement

10 Geometry

10 Travel and Transportation

  • 10.A11 describe the procedures and costs involved in obtaining a driver's license

  • 10.A12 describe the costs if failing to operate a vehicle responsibly

  • 10.A13 compare the procedures, costs, advantages, and disadvantages involved in buying a new versus a used vehicle

  • 10.A14 explain the factors and costs involved in insuring a vehicle

  • 10.B12 calculate the fixed and variable costs involved in owning and operating a vehicle

  • 10.B13 compare the costs involved in buying versus leasing the same new vehicle

  • 10.B14 compare the costs of owning or leasing and maintaining vehicle with the costs of other forms of transportation

  • 10.B15 complete a project involving the purchase or lease of a new vehicle or the purchase of a used vehicle, including the cost of insurance

  • 10.F7 make personal decisions regarding the best form of transportation

10 Probability

  • 10.G1 express probabilities of simple events as the number of favourable outcomes divided by the total number of outcomes

  • 10.G2 express probabilities as fractions, decimals, and percentages and interpret probabilities expressed in each of these forms

  • 10.G3 predict and describe the results obtained in carrying out probability experiments related to familiar situations involving chance

  • 10.G4 compare predicted and experimental results for familiar situations involving chance, using technology to extend the number of experimental trials

  • 10.G5 simulate familiar situations involving chance and explain the choice of simulation

  • 10.G6 interpret information about probabilities to assist in making informed decisions in a variety of situations

  • 10.G7 interpret and assess probabilistic information used in the media and in common conversation