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Mathematics Textbooks for B.C. Secondary Schools


The purpose of this guide is to highlight VPL's collection of high school mathematics materials. This includes listing the print textbooks for the Mathematics 8 and 9 courses, as well as the Principles of Mathematics 10, 11, and 12 courses as approved by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. The guide also lists older approved textbooks, as well as more general resources for supplementing the mathematics curriculum.

Search Strategies


The textbook collection is in high demand. The Central branch carries reference and Fast Read copies of the Mathpower series. Reserve lists can take weeks, if not months, to fill.

You can find the names of textbooks on two websites:

To find out which books are currently available in the library or to request books, check the Library Catalogue or ask for assistance at the Information Desk.

Vancouver Community College's King Edward Campus Bookstore has a selection of high school math textbooks in stock. They may also be able to order in titles that are not in stock for some publishers. Contact them to find out about specific books:

King Edward Campus Bookstore
1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y8
Telephone: 604-871-7333 // Fax: 604-871-7311

Sample Provincial Exams

Sample B.C. Provincial Exams may be obtained from the B.C. Ministry of Education.

Useful Websites

BC Ministry of Education Provincial Exams, Grade 12
The Government of BC site provides online access to exams, keys and reports to schools for use by teachers and students to practise and study. Search for an exam by subject and date.

British Columbia Ministry of Education - Grade Collections
Recommended learning resources by subject and grade level.


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