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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Grade 9

 

Grade 9 students will study mathematics in one of three levels:

  • Academic - students engage in learning mathematics through theory and solving abstract problems

  • Applied - students engage in practical applications of mathematics using a hands-on approach 

  • Locally Developed - students engage in building conceptual understanding of mathematics topics and building skills in critical thinking

 

Grade 9 Academic

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

(The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics, Revised 2005, page 29)

 

Grade 9 Applied

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to introductory algebra, proportional reasoning, and measurement and geometry through investigations, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities.  Students will investigate real-life examples to develop various representations of linear relations, and will determine the connections between the representations.  They will also explore certain relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes.  Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

(The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics, Revised 2005, page 38)   

 

Grade 9 Locally Developed

This course emphasizes further development of mathematical knowledge and skills to prepare students for success in their everyday lives, in the workplace, in the Grade 10 LDCC course.  This course is organized by three strands related to money sense, measurement, and proportional reasoning.  In all strands, the focus in on developing and consolidating key foundational mathematics concepts and skills by solving authentic, everyday problems.  Students have opportunities to further develop their mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical math activities.

 (Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Courses, Grades 9 and 10 Mathematics, 2005, page 12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Applied to Applied Grade 9 Math

Students who require gap closing at the grades 7 and 8 level have the opportunity to strengthen their understanding and skills in mathematics during a first semester "pre-applied" mathematics course.   These students will study grade 9 applied mathematics during semester 2.  This full-year pathway has enabled students to develop their conceptual understanding of foundational skills in mathematics and become stronger in mathematics thereby enabling them to attain greater success in mathematics in grade 9 and in future studies in mathematics.