MYP Mathematics - Grade 9

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Summary:
Math Standard grade 9 is a course which makes strong connections to topics covered in grade 8 and expands the student’s knowledge, skills, and confidence.  Students will have a chance to investigate topics in depth and apply their knowledge frequently.  A balance of numeric, algebraic, and geometric topics are covered in the course which will provide variety and avenues to inquiry.
 
Units and topics:
Unit 1 – Numbers
  • Exponents
  • Scientific Notation
  • Radicals
Unit 3 – Non-linear Relations
  • Graph and Solve Quadratic Equations
  • Graph and Solve Exponential Equations
Unit 2 – Linear Relations
  • Graph Linear Equations
  • Solve Systems of linear equations
  • Applications of linear equations and linear systems
Unit 4 – Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Properties of two-dimensional shapes
  • Similar Shapes
  • Right Triangle Trigonometry
Aims: As stated in the MYP Mathematics guide the aims of MYP mathematics are to encourage and enable students to: 
  • enjoy mathematics, develop curiosity and begin to appreciate its elegance and power
  • develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics
  • communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
  • develop logical, critical and creative thinking
  • develop confidence, perseverance, and independence in mathematical thinking and problem-solving
  • develop powers of generalization and abstraction
  • apply and transfer skills to a wide range of real-life situations, other areas of knowledge and future developments
  • appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other
  • appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of  mathematicians and the applications of mathematics
  • appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
  • appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other areas of knowledge
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics
  • develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and the work of others.
Assessment Criteria:  Feedback on and final levels of achievement for assessments are based on four equally weighted assessment criteria
 
 
Assessment Criteria
At the end of year 4, students should be able to:
A
Knowing and understanding
select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations. Apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems. Solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts.
B
Investigating patterns
select and apply mathematical problem-solving techniques to discover complex patterns. Describe patterns as general rules consistent with findings. Prove, or verify and justify, general rules.
C
Communicating
use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written explanations. Use appropriate forms of mathematical representation to present information. Move between different forms of mathematical representation. Communicate complete, coherent and concise mathematical lines of reasoning. Organize information using a logical structure.
D
Applying mathematics in real life contexts
identify relevant elements of authentic real-life situations. Select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic real-life situations. Apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution. Justify the degree of accuracy of a solution. Justify whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic real-life situation. 
Required Materials:
Please bring the following materials to every class:
  • Charged laptop
  • Notebook
  • Folder or Binder for class papers
  • Pencil
  • Graphing Calculator (TI-84 plus recommended)
 
I look forward to being your teacher this year for math.  I know we will all work hard for your success in the class.  Please contact me for any questions you may have throughout the year.

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