Math 9 Pre-AP is a fast-paced, challenging and in depth course designed for the student who enjoys Math. You will be expected to work hard in class and finish any uncompleted work at home. Due to the fact that some of the concepts in this course are challenging you should be prepared to come in for extra help. I am available in the morning, at lunch or after school. If you miss a class or a test you must arrange an alternate time to make up the missing task. In closing, it is your education and you are responsible for it!
Your grade will be calculated using the suggested weighting from the Ministry of Education. Grades will be weighted by curriculum organizer as follows:
Number: 40 %
Patterns and Relations: 30 %
Shape and Space: 20%
Probability: 10 %
Within each curriculum organizer, students will be graded by learning outcome and assessed through tests, quizzes, assignments, and projects. Check my website for a list of the learning outcomes. If needed, students can retest certain learning outcomes provided they have completed all work for the unit and sought extra help. In the event of a retest, the second test will count for your grade. Retests must be arranged at a time of mutual convenience as soon as possible after the initial test. Failure to show up for a retest will result in the loss of the privilege. Students with unexcused absences will not be permitted to retest.
There will be a midterm exam worth 10% of the final grade, and a final exam worth 20% of the final grade.
Daily assignments will be assigned. Homework must be done regularly to be successful.
o Rational Numbers
o Powers and Roots
o Equations and Inequalities (Algebra)
o Linear and Non-Linear Relations (Graphing)
o Statistics and Probability
o Trigonometry (time permitting)
How to Succeed
1) Attendance: Be punctual! If you are late please knock once and wait to be let in.
2) Come prepared! Please bring a pen, pencil, paper, ruler and a calculator to every class.
3) Review your class notes. This will help you retain the information and help your performance on tests. It is also easier to stay up to date instead of trying to catch up.
Useful Links and Resources
The Khan Academy