Math is more than memorizing formulas and doing calculations. Math involves:
- Highly practical and hands-on problems and skills
- Rich problem-solving activities in collaboration with your peers
- Some problems that will stretch your understanding to the abstract and theoretical
- Using technology to develop, demonstrate and communicate your mathematical understandings
The grades 7, 8 & 9 math courses focus on four strands:
1. Number Sense
2. Patterns and Relations
3. Statistics and Probability
4. Shape and Space
|Grade 7 Units||Grade 8 Units||Grade 9 Units|
|Coordinates and Design ||Fractions ||Number Theory|
|Operations with Decimals ||Integers||Powers & Exponents|
|Geometry & Measurement / Circles||Linear Relations||Polynomials|
|Fractions/Decimals/Percent||Percent||Expressions & Equations|
|Fraction Operations||Pythagorean Theorem||Linear Relations|
|Integers||Ratios/Rates/Proportional Reasoning||Surface Area|
|Patterns & Expressions||Representing Data||Symmetry|
|Solving Equations||Solving Linear Equations||Circle Geometry|
|Working with Data||Surface Area & Volume|
In Math 7, students will use a variety of resources to assist in their learning. The students will be engaged in practical problems and skills, collaborating with peers as well as activities to expand their understanding. The students will also be using technologies to enhance and communicate their mathematical knowledge.
In Math 8, students continue their development of foundation skills and build upon their knowledge from grade 7. Students will apply their learning in a to develop a deeper understanding of concepts and build their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Having an in-depth understanding of the math concepts from grades 7 & 8 is an important stepping stone in preparation for grade 9 math.
Math 9 is a foundational math course for all junior high school students. This is a very busy course with many learning outcomes and is critical for success in all future math courses. Students are expected to stay on top of homework and review concepts daily in order to ensure maximum success.