Sackvile High School

**MATH 9**

Teacher: Louise
Mullane

Email: lmullane@hrsb.ca

Website: http://teacherweb.com/NS/Sackvillehigh/LMullane

*MATERIALS*

2” binder

Loose Leaf

Graph Paper

Dividers (Notes,
Application, and Assessments)

Pen, Pencils, and Eraser

Ruler, and Protractor

Calculator

** For those who intend on taking Math 10 your calculator
should have Sine, Cosine, and Tangent sign, as well as the Square Root Sign.
(Scientific Calculator)

** For those who intend on taking the foundations or
essentials math your calculator should have the square root sign, the rest
isn’t necessary.

*Topics to be covered in Math 9:*

__Chapter 1: __Square Roots and Surface Area

- Students will be expected
to determine the exact square root of positive rational numbers.
- Students will be expected
to determine an approximate square root of positive rational numbers.
- Students will be expected
to determine the surface area of composite 3-D objects to solve problems.

__Chapter 2:__ Powers and
Exponent Laws

- Students will be expected
to demonstrate an understanding of powers with integral bases (excluding
base 0) and whole number exponents.
- Students will be expected
to demonstrate an understanding of operations on powers with integral
bases (excluding 0) and whole number exponents.
- Students will be expected to
explain and apply the order of operations, including exponents, with and
without technology.

__Chapter 3:__ Rational
Numbers

- Students will be expected
to demonstrate an understanding of rational numbers by comparing and
ordering rational numbers and solving problems that involve arithmetic
operations on rational numbers.
- Students will be expected
to explain and apply the order of operations, including exponents, with
and without technology.

__Chapter 4:__ Linear
Relations

- Students will be expected
to generalize a pattern arising from a problem-solving context using a
linear equation and verify by substitution.
- Students will be expected
to graph a linear relation, analyze the graph, and interpolate or
extrapolate to solve problems.

__Chapter 5:__ Polynomials

Students will be expected to demonstrate an
understanding of polynomials (limited to polynomials of degrees less than or
equal to two).

Students will be expected to model, record, and
explain the operations of addition and subtraction of polynomial expressions,
concretely, pictorially, and symbolically (limited to polynomials of degrees
less than or equal to two).

Students will be expected to model, record, and
explain the operations of multiplication and division of polynomial
expressions, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically (limited to polynomials
of degrees less than or equal to two).

__Chapter 6:__ Linear Equations
and Inequalities

- Students will be expected
to model and solve problems, where
*a,b,c,d,e,*
and *f* are rational numbers,
using linear equations.
- Students will be expected to
explain and illustrate strategies to solve single variable linear inequalities
with rational coefficients within a problem-solving context.

__Chapter 7: __ Similarity and
Transformations

- Students will be expected
to demonstrate an understanding of similarity of polygons
- Students will be expected
to draw and interpret scale drawings of 2-D shapes.
- Students will be expected
to demonstrate an understanding of line and rotation symmetry.

__Chapter 8:__ Circle Geometry

- Students will be expected
to solve problems and justify the solution strategy, using the following circle
properties.
The perpendicular from the centre of a circle to a chord bisects the chord.

The measure of the central angle is equal to twice the measure of the inscribed angle subtended by the same arc.

The inscribed angles subtended by the same arc are congruent.

A tangent to a circle is perpendicular to the radius at the point of tangency.

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__Chapter 9:__ Probability
and Statistics

- Students will be expected
to describe the effect on the collection of data of bias, use of language,
ethics, cost, time and timing, privacy, and cultural sensitivity.
- Students will be expected
to select and defend the choice of using either a population or a sample
of a population to answer a question.
- Students will be expected
to develop and implement a project plan for the collection, display, and
analysis of data by

Formulating a question for investigation

Choosing a data collection method that includes social
considerations.

Selecting a population or a sample

Collecting the data

Displaying the collected data in an appropriate manner

Drawing conclusions to answer the question.

- Students will be expected
to demonstrate an understanding of the role of probability in society.

*EVALUATION*

Work accounts for 90% of the final mark and is comprised of
Tests, Quiz’s, Assignments, Projects, Mental Math, Problem Solving, and
Journal. Exam accounts for 10% of the
final mark.

*Tests:* If you are absent
from a test, you are required to bring a written excuse from a parent/guardian
upon your return to class.

*Quizzes:* Quizzes provide
you with the opportunity to assess your ongoing progress and seek extra-help if
needed. You will have a variety of
quizzes, some of which you will have advance notice and some “pop” quizzes.

*Assignments:* There will be a variety of assignments for
you to complete that you will be required to done at school.

*Projects: * There will be
a variety of projects assigned. Details
will be given at a later date.

Exam: There is a
final exam that includes all topics covered.
This exam is worth 10% of the final mark.

*Important Notes*:

- Expect to have homework most
nights. A strong work ethic is
essential for success.
- If you are absent for a
test, or Quiz you will be expected to make arrangements to write it as
soon as possible. Preferably the
day you return.
- If you are absent on the
day an assignment is due, it is due upon your return.
- When you do miss class, it
is your responsibility to get the work you missed. (All class notes, assignments, and
homework). Once you have done so,
if you do not understand something, see me about extra help.
- DO NOT LET YOURSELF GET
BEHIND. If you are having trouble,
see me right away to set up time for extra help.

*Behaviour Expectations:*

- Students are expected to
behave in a manner that is in accordance with safe and respectful learning
environment, as outlined in the school discipline policy.
- Homework is an essential
part of this course, and students are expected to do all practice
questions assigned. In-class
assignments and probes will be given regularly and are based on practice
questions.

*Having Difficulty?*

Here are some strategies:

- Seek extra-help from peers
- Attend extra-help with
teacher
- Regularly review your work
- Get a tutor
- Meet with teacher to
discuss extra support.