Math and Science

June 6 - 10

Science: This week in Science, we will start to look at the importance of chemical monitoring, and various methods and concepts surrounding this.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


May 30 - June 3

Science: This week in Science, we will continue delving into our Environmental Chemistry unit, and we will explore various macro- and micronutrients.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


May 24 - 27

Science: This week, we will finish up our Electricity unit and move into our Environmental Chemistry unit.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


May 16 - 19

Science: This week, we will wrap up our Alternative Energy project and move towards our Unit Test.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


May 9 - 13

Science: This week, students will learn about various forms of traditional and alternative energy, and will compare the pros and cons of each.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


Math:

Grade 9s and working towards completing their rational number work during these first and second weeks of May.  We will shortly be moving into working with Data Analysis.  Expect a final assessment during the upcoming second week of May.  For additional support with Rational Numbers: 

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-add-sub-rational-numbers/v/adding-and-subtracting-a-decimal-percentage-and-fraction

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-add-sub-rational-numbers/v/adding-fractions-decimals-and-percentages

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/x18ca194a:multiply-and-divide-decimals

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/basic-alg-foundations/alg-basics-operations-with-decimals/v/multiplying-decimals

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/basic-alg-foundations/alg-basics-operations-with-decimals/v/more-involved-multiplying-decimals-example

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/basic-alg-foundations/alg-basics-operations-with-decimals/v/dividing-decimals-with-hundredths

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/basic-alg-foundations/alg-basics-operations-with-decimals/v/dividing-decimals

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-fractions/v/multiplying-fractions

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-mixed-numbers/v/multiplying-mixed-numbers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-dividing-fractions/v/dividing-fractions-example

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-dividing-fractions/v/dividing-mixed-numbers-example

 Try these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-add-sub-rational-numbers/e/adding_and_subtracting_rational_numbers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/basic-alg-foundations/alg-basics-operations-with-decimals/e/multiplying_decimals_1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/basic-alg-foundations/alg-basics-operations-with-decimals/e/dividing_decimals_3

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-fractions/e/multiplying_fractions_0.5

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/5th-multiply-fractions/imp-multiplying-mixed-numbers/e/multiplying_mixed_numbers_1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-dividing-fractions/e/dividing_fractions_1.5

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-dividing-fractions/e/divide-mixed-numbers

  We will be wrapping up our grade 9 math year with Equations and Inequalities before being able to review for the Math Provincial Achievement Tests.


May 2 - 6

Science: This week, students will explore how Ohm's Law relates to power and energy, and we'll work on how to link up the formulas to solve more complex questions. We'll also start talking about energy efficiency and alternative energy.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


April 25 - 29

Science: This week, we will play around with circuit components and get some hands-on practice with putting them together in different configurations. From there, we will start to talk about power, energy, and energy efficiency.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


Math:

Our introduction with rational numbers has included the conversions of decimals and fractions.  This has included improving our number sense, including negatives. 

For more support with this, watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-fracs-to-decimals/v/decimals-and-fractions

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-fracs-to-decimals/v/converting-fractions-to-decimals-example

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-fracs-to-decimals/v/converting-fractions-to-decimals-ex2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-fracs-to-decimals/v/converting-fractions-to-decimals-ex1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-add-sub-rational-numbers/v/comparing-rational-numbers

 For extra practice, try these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-fracs-to-decimals/e/converting_decimals_to_fractions_1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-fracs-to-decimals/e/converting_decimals_to_fractions_2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-fracs-to-decimals/e/converting_fractions_to_decimals

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-fractions-decimals/cc-7th-add-sub-rational-numbers/e/comparing-rational-numbers

  We will be moving into the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of rational numbers in the next couple of weeks.


April 19 - 22

Science: We will spend a bit more time with Ohm's Law this week as we explore circuitry and circuit diagrams.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


April 11 - 14

Science: Now that we're familiar with voltage, we'll look at its relationship with current and voltage and learn how to use Ohm's Law.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


April 4 - 8

Science: This week, we will continue moving forward with our Electricity unit. We will do a static electricity simulation and start to talk about current electricity as well.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Math:

Grade 9s will be spending a short time (a couple of weeks) on symmetry after the spring break.  There are two types of symmetry, line and rotational.  During this time, they will need to use their skills of reflecting and rotating shapes from their grade 8 year.

 

For extra support,

Watch this:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fourth-grade-math/plane-figures/imp-line-of-symmetry/v/axis-of-symmetry

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fourth-grade-math/plane-figures/imp-line-of-symmetry/v/identifying-symmetrical-figures

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/xff63fac4:hs-geo-transformation-properties-and-proofs/hs-geo-symmetry/v/example-rotating-polygons

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/xff63fac4:hs-geo-transformation-properties-and-proofs/hs-geo-symmetry/v/constructing-quad-based-on-symmetry

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/xff63fac4:hs-geo-transformation-properties-and-proofs/hs-geo-symmetry/v/reflecting-across-two-lines

 

Try this:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fourth-grade-math/plane-figures/imp-line-of-symmetry/e/axis_of_symmetry

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/xff63fac4:hs-geo-transformation-properties-and-proofs/hs-geo-symmetry/e/rotational-symmetry-of-2d-shapes

 March 28 - April 1

Science: This week, we will begin our Electricity unit.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


March 14 - 18

Science: This week in Science, we'll continue looking at chemical reactions, and start to delve into factors that affect reaction rate. We'll also complete a lab involving the oxidation of steel wool where we can investigate the characteristics of an exothermic reaction.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Math:

Grade 9s will be continuing their work with Polynomials as we wind down to spring break.  So far so good.  We will be moving into multiplication and division.

 

For extra support:

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/v/adding-and-subtracting-polynomials-1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/v/subtracting-polynomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/v/subtracting-polynomials-and-closure

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:mono-by-poly/v/multiply-monomials-intro

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:mono-by-poly/v/area-model-of-monomial-polynomial-multiplication

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:mono-by-poly/v/area-model-for-negative-terms

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:mono-by-poly/v/multiplying-monomials-by-polynomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-div/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:quad-div-by-linear/v/polynomial-division

 

Try these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/e/adding_and_subtracting_polynomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/v/subtracting-polynomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/e/add---subtract-polynomials-challenge

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:mono-by-poly/e/finding-the-product-of-two-monomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:mono-by-poly/e/multiply-monomials-by-polynomials-intuition

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:mono-by-poly/e/finding-the-product-of-a-monomial-and-a-polynomial


March 7 - 10

Science: This week in Science, we'll start to look at different types of chemical reactions and how they work.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


February 28 - March 4

Science: This week in Science, we will start to look at the various components of chemical reactions, as well as different types of reactions. We will also explore factors that can affect chemical reactions, such as temperature.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


Math:

Grade 9s have begun their introduction work with Polynomials during this past week.  Now that we all know what a Polynomial actually is, we will begin to add, subtract, multiply and divide with them.  For more support with the early stages of these topics: 

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/x2f8bb11595b61c86:quadratics-multiplying-factoring/x2f8bb11595b61c86:multiply-monomial-polynomial/v/polynomials-intro

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/v/adding-and-subtracting-polynomials-1

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/v/subtracting-polynomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/v/subtracting-polynomials-and-closure 

Try these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/x2f8bb11595b61c86:quadratics-multiplying-factoring/x2f8bb11595b61c86:multiply-monomial-polynomial/e/polynomials-intro

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/e/adding_and_subtracting_polynomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/e/subtract-polynomials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-arithmetic/x2ec2f6f830c9fb89:poly-add-sub/e/add---subtract-polynomials-challenge


February 22 - 25

Science: This week in Science, we'll continue to learn about ionic and molecular compounds and their naming conventions.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


February 14 - 16

Science: This week in Science, we'll spend time studying how ionic and molecular compounds are formed, as well as the naming conventions that govern how we refer to them.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

February 7 - 11

Science: This week, we will continue to explore trends in the periodic table, and dive deep on some specific elements. We'll also start to look at how elements form compounds.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

February 1 - 4

Science: This week, we will continue to make progress in our Chemistry unit. We'll continue to look at evidence for chemical changes with a lab activity, and we'll start to explore the periodic table and various properties of elements.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


January 24 - 28

Science: This week, we'll continue to forge ahead in our Chemistry unit. We will continue to look at physical vs. chemical changes, and start to look at how our understanding of the structure of the atom has changed throughout history.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


January 17 - 21

Science: This week, we will begin our Chemistry unit and look at the structure of the atom. We will also start to explore the periodic table.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


Math:

Grade 9s started working on Circle Geometry this week.  There are three major concepts in circle geometry (inscribed and central angles, chord properties and the tangent line).  After each concept, we students will have a small quiz.  For added support with these concepts:

Watch these:

Inscribed Angles: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/hs-geo-circles/hs-geo-inscribed-angles/v/inscribed-angles-exercise-example

Tangent Lines: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/hs-geo-circles/hs-geo-tangents/v/example-with-tangent-and-radius

Chord Property: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/hs-geo-circles/xff63fac4:hs-geo-proofs-with-inscribed-shapes/v/perpendicular-radius-bisects-chord

 

Try these:

Inscribed Angles: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/hs-geo-circles/hs-geo-inscribed-angles/e/inscribed_angles_1

Tangent Lines: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/hs-geo-circles/hs-geo-tangents/e/central--inscribed--and-circumscribed-angles

 

January 4 - 7

Science: This week, we will put the final touches on our Space Exploration unit. Next week, we will be moving into our Chemistry unit.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


December 13 - 17

Science: This week, we will continue our discussion on space exploration, as well as looking at specific techniques and technologies such as parallax, triangulation, and spectral analysis that are used to help determine distances in space, direction of movement, and composition of different structures in the cosmos.

December 6 - 10

Science: This week, we will be continuing our Space Exploration unit. Specifically, we will talk about determining distance in space using techniques like parallax and triangulation.

Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


Math: Grade 9s will continue their work with Linear Relations.  We will be getting in to using relations to make predictions.  Before we leave for the break, students will be completing a unit final and their post assessment.


November 29 - December 3

Science: This week, we will be continuing our Space Exploration unit. Please see your teacher's D2L page for class-specific information:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Math:

During the coming week, grade 9s will continue to work on their linear relations.  We will be looking at identifying what is a linear relation from tables of values and graphs.  As well, we will be graphing linear relations.  For extra support:

 

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/cc-8th-graphing-prop-rel/v/graphing-proportional-relationships-example-2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/cc-8th-graphing-prop-rel/v/graphing-proportional-relationships-example-3

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/cc-8th-graphing-prop-rel/v/graphing-proportional-relationships-example

 

Try this:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/cc-8th-graphing-prop-rel/v/graphing-proportional-relationships-example


November 22 - 25

Science: We've now finished our Biological Diversity unit, and we will begin our Space Exploration unit. Please see your teacher's D2L page for information specific to lessons, assignments, etc:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/d2l/logi...

Math:

Grade 9s will be continuing to work on Linear Relations during this upcoming shortened week.

 

For extra explanations of the concepts in which we have covered, watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/recognizing-linear-functions

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/linear-and-nonlinear-functions-example-3

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/linear-and-nonlinear-functions-example-2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/v/interpreting-a-graph-exercise-example

 

Try these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/e/linear-non-linear-functions

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions/linear-nonlinear-functions-tut/e/interpreting-graphs-of-linear-and-nonlinear-functions

 

We hope to see many of you at interviews online!!!


November 15 - 19

Science: We have now reached the end of our Biological Diversity unit, and students will be writing their unit test early this week. From here, we'll move on to begin our Space Exploration unit.

Math: During the week of November 15, grade 9s will begin work with completing an error analysis for our Square Roots of Rational Numbers Test from the previous week.  We will then move into a pre-assessment for Linear Relations.  Concepts in this area are merely an extension of what students covered in grade 8.  We will begin by creating equations and expressions from t-tables as well as the relationships between the t-table, equation, problem and graph.


November 8 - 12

Science: This week, students will start to look at human impacts on biodiversity, as well as some strategies that have been employed to reduce loss of biodiversity at a local and global level.

Math: Grade 9s will be finishing up their work with square roots.  Students can prepare by looking over the previous assignments.  Expect the final test to be this coming week of November 8.  There will also be time given for the post-assessment.  Study hard this weekend!

November 1 - 5

Science: Now that students have spent some time learning about heritable traits and how they can be passed from generation to generation, we will put this knowledge to practice with some lab activities. Please see D2L for specific information regarding assignments and important dates.

Math:

This past week we began square roots.  During the upcoming week, Grade 9s will continue their work with square roots of perfect squares (including decimals and fractions) as well as estimating square roots of non-perfect squares (including decimals and square roots).

 

For additional support with these concepts,

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/x2f8bb11595b61c86:rational-exponents-radicals/x2f8bb11595b61c86:radicals/v/finding-square-root-of-decimal

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-approximating-irrational-numbers/v/approximating-square-roots-2

 

Try this:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/x2f8bb11595b61c86:rational-exponents-radicals/x2f8bb11595b61c86:radicals/e/roots-of-decimals-and-fractions

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-approximating-irrational-numbers/e/square_roots_2


October 25 - 29

Science: This week, we'll continue to explore genetics and explore mitosis and meiosis. We'll look at the relationship between DNA, genes, and chromosomes, and talk about how traits can be passed from generation to generation.

October 19 - 22

Science: This week, we will start to move into the genetics portion of our biodiversity unit. Students will learn about how different heritable traits can be passed through generations, and we will move towards our Dragon Genetics Lab which will put some of this theory into practice. 

Math: During this shortened week, grade 9s will be finishing up their work with Powers and Exponents.  This will involve a final test and the post assessment to gauge the student’s growth.  We will then be moving into square roots.  Again, at the beginning of any new concept, we will complete a pre assessment to gauge each student’s progress and establish the student’s baseline.

October 12 - 15

Science: This week, we will look at variation as it related to sexual and asexual reproduction. We will begin to look at heritable and non-heritable traits, which will set us up to get into the genetics portion of the unit over the coming weeks.

Math: 

Students will be continuing to work through the second set of Exponent Laws.  Once complete, students should be expecting their final quiz/test which will cover the exponent laws.  To finish each unit, we will complete the post-assessment to gauge the growth students have made since they wrote the pre-assessment.  For additional support or practice:

 

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/v/products-and-exponents-raised-to-an-exponent-properties

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/v/exponent-properties-involving-quotients

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/a/exponent-properties-review

 

Try these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-powers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/e/divide-powers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients

October 4 - 8

Science:

This week, we'll complete our "Best Beak Physique" lab where we will simulate different beak shapes to see how well they pick up different types of food. 

Math:

During the coming week, we will be exploring the Exponent Laws.  These 5 make up a lot of foundational understanding for math in higher grades.  The week after Thanksgiving will bring the end of our work with Powers and Exponents, so look for the unit final at that time.

For additional work with the Exponent Laws:

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/v/exponent-properties-involving-products

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/v/products-and-exponents-raised-to-an-exponent-properties

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/v/exponent-properties-involving-quotients

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/a/exponent-properties-review

 

Practice Here:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/e/multiply-powers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-powers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/e/divide-powers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-numbers-operations/cc-8th-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients

 

Have a wonderful week!

September 27 - October 1

Science:

This week, we'll continue to talk about adaptations, as well as intraspecies and interspecies variation. We'll also look at niches and resource partitioning. From there, we'll move towards our "Best Beak Physique" lab where we'll simulate different beak shapes to see how well they pick up different parts of food. This allows us to cover some concepts, as well as graph and analyze data which is something we want to focus on this year with the kids.

Math:

For those classes that have not yet completed their first exponents quiz, it will be coming up this week.  This quiz covers the meaning of a power, identifying parts of a power, evaluating powers including using order of operations.  After completing this, grade 9s will begin to look at the exponent laws.  These concepts are foundational skills for success in high school math.


September 20 - 24

Science:

Now that we've spent the last couple weeks talking about key scientific concepts and reviewing skills like interpreting data and graphing, it's time to begin our Biological Diversity unit. We'll start by looking at variation and how adaptations can help organisms in various environments and situations, as well as talking about how various species depend on each other for survival.

Math:

During the coming week, grade 9 math students will continue their work with powers and exponents.  Most of our time will be spent evaluating exponents.  Expect our first quiz of the year around mid-week.  Students will also begin to use the order of operations using exponents.  For additional practice with these concepts,

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-order-of-operations/v/order-of-operations-with-exponents-examples

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-order-of-operations/v/order-of-operations

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-order-of-operations/v/more-complicated-order-of-operations-example

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-order-of-operations/v/order-of-operations-1

 

Practice these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-order-of-operations/e/order_of_operations_2 https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-order-of-operations/e/evaluating-numerical-expressions-with-exponents


September 13 - 17

Science:
This week, we will be exploring the scientific method. We'll have discussions about Science as a method of thinking, and flow into testable questions, hypotheses, and procedure within experiments. We will also look at data analysis and which graphing methods are appropriate in different scenarios.

Math:

Welcome to Grade 9 Math!!!  After a couple of months off, your teachers are looking forward to getting back to some math concepts to get the brain working.  This past week, much of our time was spent getting some testing out of the way.  Testing will be done at various times throughout the year to gauge student learning.  We completed the MIPI (Mathematics Intervention Programming Instrument) to have a baseline as to where the student is at coming into grade 9.  As well, we completed a pre-assessment for Powers and Exponents – the first area of study this year.  We then investigated the meaning of a power.

In the coming week, grade 9s will continue their work with the purpose and evaluating powers.  It will be important to identify bases, exponents and coefficients. 

Extra help website will be found at this page from time to time.  For extra support with exponents thus far:

Watch these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-exponents/v/introduction-to-exponents

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-exponents/a/squaring-numbers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-exponents/a/introduction-to-exponents

 

Try these:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-exponents/e/positive_and_zero_exponents

 

Have a wonderful week!


September 7 - 10

Science:
This week, we are learning about lab safety and WHMIS, and will be completing a fun "Lab Safety Meme" computer task that will allow students to bring some creativity to what they've learned.


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