Mathematics Numeracy

Use the following links to relevant course content for Mathematics Numeracy (grade 9):

  • Materials (including all course notes and assignments)
  • Video lectures (videos recorded in past classes on course content and examples)
  • Weekly Events (a journal of weekly events for the current semester)
  • Current/Past Assessments (a list of assessments for the current semester)
  • Class photos (some photos of past or current class events and funny items)
  • Schedule (the interactive schedule for the current semester’s events)
  • Hand in (the web portal to submit completed assignments)
  • Hand back (the web portal where graded assignments are handed back)
  • Course archive (records of events/assessments of this course in the past)
  • Current Marks (PowerSchool portal, log in to check marks and attendance)

Any questions about any of this by students, parents, teachers, etc? Then email Mr. Wachs or comment at the bottom of this page…


Weekly Events:

  • Week 1: (a short 3 day week to start the year) I introduced the course and we got to know each other. We did a game to get to know each other (based on this activity).
  • Week 2: This week we did a career cruising activity (on this website with the username: manitoba452, and password: careers). We also did an activity on learning styles, as well as working on mathematics diagnostic assessments (parts one and two) throughout the week
  • Week 3: This week we focused on the concept of negative numbers. We did an activity game that looked at the structure of math questions involving negative numbers. We ended the week with a worksheet on negative numbers.
  • Week 4: This week we focused on fractions. We played a fraction movement game, had discussions about fractions and how to work with them with our calculators. We also worked on a fractions worksheet throughout the week.
  • Week 5: This week we continued our look at number sense with fractions, order of operations, and a look at square roots. We also did a bonding activity where we took photos of people’s hands with a string wrapped around them to create a school art project. We did 2 practice tests (see practice test one and two) this week, went over the answers and learned how to do the types of questions that will come up next week in the unit test. Extra videos and notes are available for this content (video links 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and presentation notes links 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Week 6: This week was a shorter week (due to Thanksgiving) and we went over the second practice test, reviewed the entire unit, and had the first unit test on Number Sense. The students also had a field trip to the Human Rights Museum and we discussed starting our next unit.
  • Week 7: This week was also a shorter week (inservice day on Friday) and we looked at several activities related to the study of algebra. We also did a bonding activity with yarn and pictures the students took called “we are all connected”
  • Week 8: This week we continued our look at algebra with a worksheet for part one and part two. We also worked on a “super power” activity working towards our Powers and Exponents unit.
  • Week 9: This week we continued looking at algebra but switched focus to the powers and exponents content of the grade 9 mathematics curriculum. We had a presentation on part one of powers and exponents and part two. We worked on assignment one and two of powers and exponents. Students did not have a class on Wednesday due to province wide “take your kid to work” day.
  • Week 10: This week (a shortened week with an in service day) we had bus ridership, and continued looking at Powers and Exponents with a practice test that students worked on and then we went over
  • Week 11: This week we had a second practice test, a review class, and then the unit test for Powers and Exponents.
  • Week 12: This week was a shorter week due to an in-service day on Friday, and Mr. Wachs being ill on Thursday. This week we started our first geometry unit. We had a few activities this week to introduce geometry. We did a poster activity on geometry vocabulary and an activity on measurement and lines.
  • Week 13: We continued our look at geometry with two worksheets this week (see worksheet one and two) and time to catch up on any geometry activities still incomplete. Extra videos and notes are available for this content (video links 123 and presentation notes links 123)
  • Week 14: We continued our look at geometry going over our worksheets and starting a practice test. As well, we took a day to help decorate the school cafeteria for the season. One of our classes this week, we had to leave our classroom and go to the computer lab (due to the school matinee of the musical) – so we did another career activity
  • Week 15: This week we completed our look at Similarity (a geometry unit) by continuing the practice test, going over the practice test, and having the unit test available to take. Students also could work on some fun math and holiday themed activities like a star blanket, painting, and this scale factor activity
  • Week 16: This last week before the winter break, we had a few opportunities to complete the Similarity unit test. Students also could work on some fun math and holiday themed activities like a star blanket, painting, and this scale factor activity. Also the school and all teachers involved took the class to a movie as a holiday present for all the hard work done so far this year!
  • Week 17: Our week back after winter break, we started another algebra unit this week with some creative activities (see photos) around the concepts of “alone” (isolate), “opposite” (inverse), and “balance” (equal) in preparation for doing equation solving. We also started our “adulting” activities on our new adulting Fridays!
  • Week 18: This week we started formally looking at the algebra content of the polynomials unit with a Part 1 worksheet (assignment) and a Part 2 worksheet (assignment). Video of the example content are available for part one and part two. We finished the week with our “adulting” Friday by going to the hair styling department and working on doing and folding laundry.

Assessments:

  1. Unit 00 – Introduction To Math: Introductory (activity)
  2. Unit 00 – Introduction To Math: Career cruising (activity)
  3. Unit 00 – Introduction To Math: Learning styles (activity)
  4. Unit 00 – Introduction To Math: Numbers Part 1 (diagnostic)
  5. Unit 00 – Introduction To Math: Numbers Part 2 (diagnostic)
  6. Unit 01 – Number Sense: Negative Numbers (assignment)
  7. Unit 01 – Number Sense: Fractions Worksheet (assignment)
  8. Unit 01 – Number Sense: Part 1 (practice test)
  9. Unit 01 – Number Sense: Part 2 (practice test)
  10. Unit 01 – Number Sense: Unit Test
  11. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Math Language (group poster activity)
  12. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Introduction to Algebra Part 1 (assignment)
  13. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Introduction to Algebra Part 2 (assignment)
  14. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Super Powers Poster (activity)
  15. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Part 1 (assignment)
  16. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Part 2 (assignment)
  17. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Practice Test 1 (practice test)
  18. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Practice Test 2 (practice test)
  19. Unit 02 – Powers and Exponents: Unit Test
  20. Unit 03 – Similarity: Geometry Language (group poster activity)
  21. Unit 03 – Similarity: Geometry lines and measurement (activity)
  22. Unit 03 – Similarity: Geometry Basics (assignment)
  23. Unit 03 – Similarity: Perimeter and Area (assignment)
  24. Unit 03 – Similarity: Practice Test 1 (practice test)
  25. Unit 03 – Similarity: Unit Test
  26. Unit 04 – Polynomials: Algebra creative poems on isolation (group poster activity)
  27. Unit 04 – Polynomials: Algebra creative diorama on balance (group creative activity)
  28. Unit 04 – Polynomials: Algebra creative exercise on inverse (group activity)
  29. Unit 04 – Polynomials: Algebraic Forms Part 1 (assignment)
  30. Unit 04 – Polynomials: Algebraic Forms Part 2 (assignment)

Schedule:

 

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