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Math 9 2014-15

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Course Outline
Ministry of Education Math 9 curriculum
A large collection of Math 9 videos that are organized by textbook section is available on YouTube here. NB: I have not watched many of them.

We are currently working on .

The Final Exam was on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12.
The last day to submit assignments or write/rewrite tests was Friday, June 12.

The Chapter 1 – Symmetry & Surface Area test was on Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2.
 
 

June 26
Enjoy the summer!
 
 
June 15/18
Games and Puzzles
 
 
June 5/8
Final exam written today.
 
 
June 5/8
Final exam written today.
 
 
June 11/12
Final exam written today.
 
 
June 9/10
Students worked on circle geometry, and scale and similar
The Final Exam will be next class.
 
 
June 5/8
Students worked on powers and polynomials. Some students began reviewing linear relations, and solving equations and inequalities.
The Final Exam will be Thursday and Friday.
 
 
June 3/4
Students continued to work on reviewing for the final exam.
The Final Exam will be Thursday and Friday next week.
 
 
June 1/2
Students wrote the Chapter 1 – Symmetry & Surface Area test. Students were given a Chapter 2 worksheet to begin our preparation for the final exam.
The Final Exam will be Thursday and Friday next week.
 
 
May 28/29
Students wrote a quiz and worked on the review worksheet for our test next class.
The Chapter 1 test will be next class.
 
 
May 26/27
There will be a Surface Area quiz next day.
Students worked on a worksheet today to practice surface area.
The Chapter 1 test will be in two classes.
 
 
May 25
Blocks C/D
Continued to look at 3d surface areas
Page 32 #4, 5b, 15
 
 
May 21
Blocks C/D
The class wrote a composite area/perimeter quiz.
Started 3d surface areas
Page 32 #5a, 6, 10
 
 
May 20
Block E
Continued to look at 3d surface areas
Page 32 #4, 5b, 15
 
 
May 19
Blocks C/D
Complete the area & perimeter questions on the 2D Composite Shapes worksheet.
The good copy of your symmetry design is due next class.
 
 
May 15
Block E
The class wrote a composite area/perimeter quiz.
Started 3d surface areas
Page 32 #5a, 6, 10
 
 
May 14
Block E
Complete the area & perimeter questions on the 2D Composite Shapes worksheet.
The good copy of your symmetry design is due tomorrow. (Thursday for Blocks C and D).
 
 
May 12/13
More work on line/rotation symmetry.
There will be a quiz next day on symmetry.
Also, complete the Area, Perimeter, & Circumference worksheet for next day.
 
 
May 8/11
We looked at rotation & line symmetry.
Students should complete
page 12 #5,6,12,13
page 21 #5,6,7
 
 
May 6/7
Students were given a design assignment. We looked at examples of symmetric design by John Langdon and Scott Kim.
Students should complete the measuring area worksheet.
 
 
May 4/5
Students wrote the Chapter 10 – Circle Geometry test today.
We looked at drawing shapes without lifting your pen or tracing over previously-drawn lines. Also the Bridges of Konigsberg puzzle.
 
 
Apr 30/May 1
There was a quiz. Complete the Review worksheet.
Test next day.
 
 
Apr 28/29
Review worksheet
There will be a quiz next day.
 
 
Apr 24/27
10.3 – Tangent Theorem
Page 389 #5
Page 399 #3,5,6,8,14
 
 
Apr 22/23
Students were introduced to Perpendicular Bisectors and were reminded of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Page 383 #6,7
Page 390 #7,8,9,10,16
There will be a quiz next day on the first four circle geometry properties.
 
 
Apr 20/21
Complete worksheet #2.
Calculate the angles, and record which geometry property was needed to determine each angle.
 
 
Apr 15/16
We looked at the first four circle geometry properties.
Complete the worksheet.
 
 
Apr 13/14
Inequalities test today.
Complete the calculating angles worksheet: “Have an Ice Day”.
 
 
Apr 9/10
Review worksheet
Prepare for the Chapter 9 test that is next day
 
 
Apr 1/2
1. Page 365 #4ad,7ab,12,13
2. Complete at least 10 questions on the fractions worksheet.
 
 
Mar 30/31
We investigated place value, and saw similarities to fractions, and polynomials
Complete the worksheet for next class.
 
 
Mar 10/11
We started solving inequalities
Page 357 #5ac, 6ac, 7a, 12, 14, 18
Page 365 #3ab, 10
 
 
Mar 6/9
We started writing inequalities (in words, symbolically, and with number lines)
Page 347 #5,6,7,9,11,14,15,16,17,18,21
 
 
Mar 4/5
Students are starting inequalities next day. Blocks C and D have a worksheet to do for next class that introduces this topic.
 
 
Mar 2/3
Students wrote Quiz 2 in this unit.
Students are working on the review worksheet for this unit.
The unit test will be next day.
 
 
Feb 26/27
8.4 – Solving Equations with variables on both sides of the equation.
Page 327
#6,8,11a,d,14,16
There will be a quiz on Monday/Tuesday.
 
 
Feb 25
Students should work on the Ch 8 – Mid-Chapter Worksheet on solving equations.
Try to complete up to the area questions on the back of the worksheet.
 
 
Feb 23/24
Students wrote the midterm today; no homework.
 
 
Feb 18/19
We are preparing for the midterm.
Complete Review worksheet #2. Answer keys available here.
Students may also want to try the following practice:
Page 120 #10,16,21
Page 244 #7,9,10,14
The midterm will be February 23 and 24; it will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Feb 16/17
We are preparing for the midterm.
Complete Review worksheet #1.
Students may also want to try the following practice:
Page 83 #13,14
Page 161 #9,10,11,16
Page 200 #11,20,26,28
Page 278 #5,7,13,16
The midterm will be February 23 and 24; it will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Feb 13
Students worked on a worksheet that involved using algebra to solve problems from other chapters that we have covered.
The midterm will be February 23 and 24; it will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Feb 11/12
Page 319
Choose either #6,10,12 or #8,12
(block E might have been slightly different)
The midterm will be February 23 and 24; it will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Feb 6/10
page 301 #9,10
page 311 #7,9,11,15 (block E might have been slightly different)
The midterm will be February 23 and 24; it will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Feb 4/5
Chapter 7 test. Students were given a worksheet to begin chapter 8 – Algebra.
The midterm will be at the end of February and will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Feb 2/3
Review worksheet to prepare for the chapter 7 test.
We will have a chapter test class (on Wed and Thur).
The midterm will be at the end of February and will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Jan 29/30
Dividing Polynomials
Page 269 #4,5,8,12,18,19
Block E did not have time to get to this, so I did not assign it in that block, but it is good practice…
We will have a chapter test in two classes (on Wed and Thur).
The midterm will be at the end of February and will cover Chapters 2 – 7.
 
 
Jan 27/28
Multiplying Polynomials
Page 269 #4,5,8,12,18,19
There will be a quiz next day on 7.1 and 7.2
 
 
Jan 23/26
Multiplying & Dividing Monomials
Page 260 #4,8,11,15,17,18
 
 
Jan 21/22
The class wrote the chapter 6 test; no homework.
 
 
Jan 19/20
Students should be getting ready for a chapter test that will be next class. Linear Relations review worksheet answer key here.
Test next day (Wed Jan 21 and Thur Jan 22)
 
 
Jan 15/16
Students looked at writing an equation for a relation if we are given a graph or a table of values (even if the x-coordinates are not consecutive).
Worksheet: #3,4,5,7
 
 
Jan 13/14
Writing equations given a table of values or line.
No homework.
 
 
Jan 9/12
We built a tower.
Quiz next day.
No homework.
 
 
Jan 7/8
Interpolating and Extrapolating
Page 218 #10,12,14
Page 226 #4-11
 
 
Jan 5/6
Start of Linear Relations
Page 217
#5-7,10
*skip the last letter in each of 5,6,7
 
 
Dec 16
Block E
Complete the fractions worksheet for next class.
We will play some more KenKen next day.
 
 
Dec 15
Block D
Chapter 5 test – complete the chapter 6 warm-up
Block C – complete the review worksheet for next class. The review answer key is available here: answer key.
 
 
Dec 12
Block F
Chapter 5 test – complete the chapter 6 warm-up
 
 
Dec 10/11
Students in block D and E should complete the review worksheet for next class. The review answer key is available here: answer key.

Students in block C should complete the questions on the back of the handout. You will have a quiz next day.
The chapter 5 test will be on
Block E – Friday, Dec 12
Block D – Monday, Dec 15
Block C – Wednesday, Dec 17
 
 
Dec 8/9
Students should complete the word problems on the worksheet. There will be a quiz next day on word problems, as well as adding & subtracting polynomials.
The chapter 5 test will be on
Block E – Friday, Dec 12
Block D – Monday, Dec 15
Block C – Wednesday, Dec 17
 
 
Dec 4/5
Students wrote the first polynomials quiz.
Adding & subtracting polynomials.
Page 196 #6,10,14,16,20,25
 
 
Dec 2/3
Polynomials day 2
Page 179 #5,8,9,16,20a (blocks C&D can skip 16 and 20a)
Page 187 #5,7,8,11,16
There will be a quiz next class.
 
 
Nov 28/Dec 1
Started looking at algebra tiles and Chapter 5.
Page 179 #11-14
 
 
Nov 26/27
Students wrote the chapter 4 test.
Term 1 cut-off is Friday, Nov. 28 at 3:30 pm.
 
 
Nov 24/25
Complete the review worksheet.
The Chapter 4 – Similar Polygons test is next class: on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Thursday, Nov. 27.
Term 1 cut-off is Friday, Nov. 28 at 3:30 pm.
 
 
Nov 19/20
Similar polygons & scale drawings
Page 137 #5,6,7,12
Page 157 #3
Quiz next day.
The Chapter 4 – Similar Polygons test will be on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Thursday, Nov. 27.
 
 
Nov 17/18
Scales and Scale Factors, and Is it Similar?
Page 143 #10,11,18
The Chapter 4 – Similar Polygons test will be on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Thursday, Nov. 27.
 
 
Nov 13/14
Rates, Ratios, & Proportional Reasoning and Similar Triangles
Page 151 #9,10,12,13,14
 
 
Nov 10/12
Students are writing the chapter 3 – powers & exponents test. no homework.
 
 
Nov 8
Review worksheet
The chapter 3 test will be on Monday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 12.
 
 
Nov 4/7
Review worksheet
There will be a powers & exponents quiz on Thur and Friday
The chapter 3 test will be on Monday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 12.
 
 
Oct 31/Nov 3
Page 118 #11, 12
There will be a quiz on Thur and Fri this week.
 
 
Oct 29/30
Students wrote a quiz on powers & exponents.
Homework: Page 111 #11,12,14,6,8
 
 
Oct 27/28
No homework.
There will be a quiz on powers & exponents next class.
 
 
Oct 22/23
Students should do page 97 #5,6,7,8,10,17
Block C did not have time for this, so they have no homework.
 
 
Oct 20/21
Complete the order of operations worksheet.
 
 
Oct 16/17
Students wrote the chapter 2 test.
Did not have time to work on page 60, so no homework.
 
 
Oct 14/15
Students wrote a quiz and were given a chapter 2 review worksheet.
There will be a chapter 2 test on Thursday/Friday this week.
 
 
Oct 9/10
Students looked at estimating and calculating square roots, and should be prepared to do so without calculators.
Page #78 #9,10,11,12,13,15. We haven’t looked at square roots of fractions, so skip those questions.
There will be a quiz in next class and a chapter 2 test on Thursday/Friday.
 
 
Oct 7/8
Students looked at dividing rational numbers
Page #68 #7,9,13,14,16,17,18
There will be a quiz in 2 classes and a chapter 2 test in 3 classes.
 
 
Oct 3/6
Students wrote a quiz on adding/subtracting and ordering rational numbers.
We started multiplying rational numbers; no homework.
 
 
Oct 1/2
We did 2.1 – Ordering Rational Numbers
There will be a quiz next day on adding/subtracting rational numbers and ordering rational numbers. (no calculators)
 
 
Sept 29/30
Adding & Subtracting positive/negative fractions.
Complete #1-7 on the front and back of the “How Could Goldilocks and The Big Bad Wolf…” and “Did You Hear About…”
– we went through some of the homework questions in our notes.
 
 
Sept 25/26
Complete the review worksheet to see our strengths & weaknesses. We will continue with fractions next class.
 
 
Sept 23/24
We will begin this year with an assessment of skills. This will take place over the first week or two. The worksheet that students worked on today will be continued next day.
We will also begin Rational Numbers next day.
 
 

Chapter 1 – Symmetry and Surface Area

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 1A – identify and describe line symmetry in 2-dimensional shapes and images
  • 1B – identify and describe rotational symmetry in 2-dimensional shapes and images
  • 1C – determine the area and perimeter of composite 2-dimensional shapes
  • 1D – determine the surface area of composite 3-dimensional shapes
  • 1E – explain how the symmetry of a 3-dimensional object can be used to simplify surface area

 

Chapter 2 – Rational Numbers

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 2A – compare and order rational numbers
  • 2B – solve problems that involve operations (+,-,×,÷) on rational numbers
  • 2C – explain and apply the order of operations
  • 2D – determine the square root of a rational number that is a perfect squares
  • 2E – determine the approximate square root of a rational number that is not a perfect square

 

Chapter 3 – Powers and Exponents

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 3A – represent repeated multiplication using powers and vice versa
  • 3B – use patterns to show that a power with an exponent of one is equal to the base and a power with an exponent of zero is equal to one
  • 3C – apply the exponent laws:

  • 3D – solve problems involving powers

 

Chapter 4 – Scale Factors and Similarity

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 4A – draw an enlargement or reduction to scale
  • 4B – explain given shapes are similar to each other or not
  • 4C – calculate the scale factor of an enlargement or reduction
  • 4D – calculate the length of a side of a polygon when we know the size of a similar one

 

Chapter 5 – Introduction to Polynomials

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 5A – describe a polynomial using the appropriate vocabulary
  • 5B – use algebra tiles to represent a given polynomial and vice versa
  • 5C – use algebra tiles to represent the addition and subtraction of polynomials
  • 5D – add or subtract polynomials symbolically (i.e. written “mathematically”)
  • 5E – create an algebraic expression representing a situation

 

 

Chapter 6 – Linear Relations

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 6A – identify and describe a written, pictorial, or table-based pattern
  • 6B – write a linear equation for a given pattern or context
  • 6C – use a linear equation to solve problems
  • 6D – graph a linear relation
  • 6E – use a graph to interpolate or extrapolate to solve problems

 

Chapter 7 – Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 7A – multiply and divide monomials symbolically
  • 7B – use algebra tiles to represent the multiplication and division of monomials
  • 7C – multiply polynomials by monomials
  • 7D – divide polynomials by monomials

 

Chapter 8 – Solving Equations

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 8A – add and subtract monomials (see combining like terms in chapter 5)
  • 8B – multiply and divide monomials and polynomials (see chapter 7)
  • 8C – apply appropriate strategies to solve for a variable, including doing teh opposite operation in SAMDEB order
  • 8D – create an equation for a word problem, pattern, or other situation (see chapters 5 and 6)
  • 8E – solve word problems, patterns, or other situations that you have modeled with an equation
  • 8F – check to see whether a solution to an equation is correct

 

 

Chapter 9 – Linear Inequalities

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 9A – represent linear inequalities verbally, algebraically, and graphically on a number line
  • 9B – solve linear inequalities and determine if a value is a possible solution
  • 9C – know the three reasons that the direction of an inequality can be changed
  • 9D – use inequalities to solve problems

 

 

Chapter 10 – Circle Geometry

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 10A – determine the measure of an angle using one or more of the following circle properties: Circle Properties
  • 10B – identify examples and non-examples of circle properties
  • 10C – justify, using the circle properties, why a angle has a specific measure
  • 10D – apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine a length of a side of a right triangle
  • 10E – determine the length of a line segment using one or more of the circle properties

 

 

Chapter 11 – Data Analysis

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • 11A – describe the effect of bias, use of language, ethics, cost, time and timing, privacy, and cultural sensitivity on the collection of data
  • 11B – describe the effects of choosing a sample or a population for given situations
  • 11C – develop and implement a project plan for the collection, display, and analysis of data
  • 11D – analyze the results of a survey
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