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					                                  Loyola High School
                               Secondary 1 Mathematics
                                             2009 - 2010



Teacher:       Mr. T. Powell                          Voice mail: (514) 486-1101 ext. 631
                                                          E-mail: powellt@loyola.ca

Supplies:      Pencils and eraser
               3-ring binder and loose leaf
               Scientific calculator: TI-30x IIs (supplied - term 2)
               Geometry Set (term 2)

Resources
 Textbook: Math in Context; Nelson Canada – 1992
 Workbook: Mathematics 3000 Cycle 1 Book 1 – Buzaglo
 Supplemental Material: Teacher handouts and worksheets
 Website: Class tests, notes, and relevant links will be available on the school website
   http://vweb.loyola.ca/powell/Math1_D/sec1index.htm and on the moodle site
   http://moodle.loyola.ca  Math 116


Evaluation
  Competencies: Communication: 25%, Reasoning: 45%, Situational problems: 30%

  Content:
  Tests 30%, Homework/assignments 10% , Quizzes 10%, Exam 50%



Homework
Homework is assigned daily (15-30 mins). It will be checked regularly and marked sporadically.
Review and practice are essential to understanding and retaining the information taught.
Failure to complete homework will result in a loss of marks and/or disciplinary action.

Quizzes
Quizzes are given without prior warning to evaluate day-to-day understanding of the material.

Tests
Tests will evaluate the course content and competencies.

Homework, quizzes and tests are to be done in pencil

Curriculum Reform
A major consideration in this course is the students’ ability to solve Situational Problems.
Extra Help
Students having difficulties understanding the material are expected to consult class notes or to
buddy up with another student in the class. Students can meet with the teacher on Monday and
Wednesday mornings between 7:30 and 8:00. After soccer season ends additional sessions will be
scheduled after 3:00.

Course Content
In this course students are taught to develop number sense and how to manipulate numbers,
allowing them to represent and solve many types of problems. In the first term, work is to be done
without the use of a calculator. Mathematics is presented to the students as a precise and logical
language. Specifically, students are taught the order of operations and how it applies to the set of
Rational Numbers. Other topics covered are ratios, rates, percentage and their interrelationships;
geometry definitions, geometric constructions and measurement of area; algebraic theory and an
introduction to basic statistics.

A detailed list of the topics covered during the year has been given to the students, or it may be
accessed through the class webpage.

In keeping with the Quebec educational reform, extra time and consideration will be dedicated to
working on complex tasks and situational problems. This will occur during class time and involve
assignments to be worked on at home.

Math Journals
Students will be recording reflections on experiences in math class, or summarizing their
mathematical ideas. Specific tasks for journal entries on the Moodle Course site will be assigned
by the teacher, but students will be encouraged to make entries of their own choice.
             Detailed Course Outline – Sec. 1 Math

Term 1
Number Sense:   Factors and Multiples
                Prime/composite numbers
                Prime factoring (factor trees)
                LCM/GCF – Understanding, “L” method
                Divisibility Rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11
                Order of Operations (BEDMAS)
                Properties of powers/Square roots


Decimals:       Comparing/ordering, Reading/writing numbers
                Rounding/estimating
                Expanded Notations: Standard form
                                       General developed form
                                       Expanded developed form
                                       Exponential developed form
                Multiplication/division by powers of 10
                Addition and Subtraction rules
                Multiplication algorithm
                Division algorithm
                Exponents
                Order of Operations (BEDMAS)
                Perimeter and Area


Integers:       The Integer line
                Comparing/Ordering
                Addition rules
                Subtraction rules (add the opposite)
                Multiplication and Division rules
                Exponents (importance of brackets)
                Order of Operations (BEDMAS)
                Plotting points on the Cartesian plane


Fractions:      Equivalent fractions
                Comparing/Ordering
                Simplifying/writing as decimals
                Mixed numbers/improper fractions
                Addition and Subtraction rules
                Multiplication and Division rules
                Exponents
                Order of Operations (BEDMAS)
                Perimeter and Area


Percents:       Converting Fractions/Decimals/Percents
                Calculating percent of a number
                Working backwards
                Applications: Discount, mark-up, taxes, commission, depreciation
Geometry:           Definitions & properties: lines, angles, parallel lines, types of angles
                    Measurement: length, angles
                    Triangle and Quadrilateral properties
                    Basic Constructions: Angle bisector/perpendicular bisector
                                           Dropping/raising a perpendicular
                                           Parallel line through a point
                    Constructing triangles given SSS, SAS, or ASA
                    Perimeter and area: Triangles, quadrilaterals, composite shapes
                    Converting metric units of length and area: k-h-da-M-d-c-m


Transformations: Transformations, recognizing and constructing: Translations
                                                                Reflections
                                                                Rotations


Statistics:         Definitions/data collection
                    Constructing tables
                    Interpreting/constructing: Bar graph, broken line graph
                                                Circle graph, pictograph
                                                Histograms


Algebra:            Algebraic properties: Commutative, Associative, Distributive
Handouts                                  Additive/Multiplicative identity
                                          Additive/Multiplicative Inverse
                    Variable expressions (replacement)
                    Terms and polynomials
                    Adding/subtracting polynomials
                    Simplify algebraic expressions


Sequences:          Following and creating patterns
                    Finding the rule/completing a table

				
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