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					                  John McGregor Secondary School
                                    COURSE STATEMENT


 COURSE NAME: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9
 COURSE CODE: MFM 1P1
 MINISTRY GUIDELINE: The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10,
                     Mathematics, 2005 (Revised)
 LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Applied          CREDIT VALUE: 1
 PREREQUISITE: none
 TEXTBOOK(s): Pearson 9                           Value: $70

Course Description:

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to
introductory algebra, proportional reasoning, and measurement and geometry through
investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will investigate
real-life examples to develop various representations of linear relations, and will determine
the connections between the representations. They will also explore certain relationships that
emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes.
Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate
their thinking.



Overall Learning Expectations:

By the end of this course, students will:

• solve problems involving proportional reasoning;
• simplify numerical and polynomial expressions in one variable, and solve simple first-degree
  equations.
• apply data-management techniques to investigate relationships between two variables;
• determine the characteristics of linear relations;
• demonstrate an understanding of constant rate of change and its connection to linear
  relations;
• connect various representations of a linear relation, and solve problems using the
  representations.
• determine, through investigation, the optimal values of various measurements of rectangles;
• solve problems involving the measurements of two-dimensional shapes and the volumes of
  three-dimensional figures;
• determine, through investigation facilitated by dynamic geometry software, geometric
  properties and relationships involving two-dimensional shapes, and apply the results to
  solving problems.
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Evaluation:

Term Work                                                             70%

       Knowledge / Understanding                      35 %
       Inquiry / Thinking                             15 %
       Communication                                  15 %
       Application / Making Connections               35 %

Summative assessment activities during the course will be comprised of a variety of methods and
strategies. (eg. Assignments, projects, tests, journals, performances, conferences, etc.)

Final Evaluation                                                      30%

The final evaluation will consist culminating activities which include, but are not limited to:
            a final examination, written during the examination schedule (15%)
            the Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics.                        (15%)


Classroom Rules:

Students are expected to follow these rules so that mathematics education can be successful.
  a) BE ON TIME
  b) COME PREPARED FOR CLASS
  c) PARTICIPATE IN CLASS - Keep good notes while the lesson is being taught, pay
      attention in class, ask questions and answer any questions the teacher asks, if possible.
  d) RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS - Work quietly and co-operate so as not to
      disturb other students who are trying to learn.
  e) CATCH UP ON ANY WORK MISSED - When returning from an absence, catch up
      on missed work as quickly as possible.
  f) COMPLETE ANY HOMEWORK ASSIGNED - If work is not completed in class,
      complete it before the next class so that you may benefit from the discussions based on
      the homework.
  g) REMAIN IN YOUR DESK until the teacher dismisses the class.
  h) FOLLOW ESTABLISHED SCHOOL ROUTINES AND BEHAVIOUR CODES - see
      student handbook.
Learning Materials Required:

      Textbook: Number: __________
      Notebook - 3 ring binder with lined and graph paper
      Pencil, eraser, ruler
      Scientific calculator (TI 83/84 preferred but not mandatory)
      Student Handbook

				
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