We are going to follow the new curriculum, which is slightly different from the old curriculum. We take away square roots and some geometry, and gain financial literacy.
- Rational numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and order of operations) (Ch. 3)
- Exponents and exponent laws with whole-number exponents (Ch. 2)
- Polynomials of degree less than or equal to 2 (Ch. 5)
- Two-variable linear relations, using graphing, interpolation, and extrapolation (Ch. 4)
- Multi-step one-variable linear equations (Ch. 6.1 and 6.2)
- Spatial proportional reasoning (Ch. 7)
- Statistics in society(Ch. 9)
- Financial literacy — simple budgets and transactions
The textbook (Math Makes Sense 9: Pearson) covers all of these units except financial literacy. Notes will be provided for that unit. (Skip chapters 1 and 8)
You will need a 3-ring binder with paper for notes and exercises. Any type of calculator is fine if you have one or are borrowing one, but we won’t use calculators much and there are some available in the classroom. If you are going to buy one, don’t spend more than $20. (The more expensive ones are much too complicated to use.)
For assessment, each unit will have a unit test, and maybe a quiz, as well as work to hand in. For a final, we will be doing the Diagnostic Math Assessment. Some homework is to be expected, but there will be time in class to work on assignments as well.
I expect all students to do their best, and come away with a good understanding of the material to be ready for next year.