Northern C. I. & V. S. - Mathematics Department MPM1D 2015-2016 Grade 9 Academic Math COURSE INFORMATION Text: Principles of Mathematics 9. McGraw-Hill Ryerson In general, this course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement & geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of 3-D figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. Teacher: Mrs. L. Shaw Email: [email protected] Web: northern.lkdsb.net/shaw Materials: Textbook TOPICS This course is divided into four broad curriculum areas with overall expectations in each area: Number Sense & Algebra Analytic Geometry 3-ring binder or duotang Linear Relations Lined paper, graph paper Measurement & Geometry Pencil, eraser, highlighter Ruler, calculator You need a scientific calculator which has an “exponent key.” (This key looks like xy, yx or ^.) Note: Graphing calculators and/or iPads will be provided for in class activities, but are not permitted on tests. How will I be Marked? Assessment & Evaluation Formative Assessment will be ongoing and is intended to provide students with feedback for improvement. Learning Skills -Teamwork, Organization, Work Habits, Works Independently, and Initiative will be assessed throughout the course. These are not considered in determination of final grade. MARK: 70% Term Work 30% Final Assessment Achievement Categories: 30% 30% 20% 20% - Knowledge/Understanding - Application - Inquiry/Thinking - Communication EQAO The EQAO Grade 9 Mathematics Assessment will take place in June for two days during class time. Specific dates will be announced later in the semester.