9MAT

# 9 Mathematics

#### Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Galvan

Welcome to Mathematics at Tauranga Boys’ College. The course is based on the NZ Curriculum Levels 3, 4, 5 (CL3/4/5). The aim of this course is to develop Mathematical thinking and enhance problem-solving strategies.

There are many important links between Mathematics and the world around us.

Number - the basic life skills of budgeting, wealth, and purchasing.

Algebra - creating code and formula to find solutions.

Geometry - shapes, and angles are everywhere.

Probability - discovering the various possible outcomes.

Measurement - applying Number skills to practical problems.

Statistics - using data to make informed choices.

#### Course Overview

Term 1
1. Number:
Whole Number Basic Facts & Strategies & Special Numbers
+, −, ×, ÷, factors, multiples, prime and square numbers
Parts of a Whole
Ordering decimals and rounding
Integers
Use integers to solve problems
2. Number:
Dec./Frac./%
Ordering and understanding equivalency
Finding ‘part of a whole’ and % changes
3. Revision and End-of-Term 1 Test
Term 1 tests feedback & student evaluation

Term 2
4. Measurement:
Fixed
Perimeter, area and volume
Changing
Time and rates
5. Algebra:
Expressions
Generalising number properties leading to simplifying algebraic expressions
Equations
Substituting into formulae eg Area: A = b x h
6. Revision and End-of-Term 2 Test
Term 2 test feedback & student evaluation

Term 3
7. Algebra:
Equations
Substituting into formulae
Solving linear equations
Patterns
Rules, co-ordinates and linear graphs
8. Probability and Proportional Reasoning
Use fractions, decimals and % to understand and solve probability and ratio problems
9. Revision and End-of-Term 3 Test
Term 3 tests feedback

Term 4
10. Geometry:
Shapes
Shapes and transformations
Angles
Angles and their properties

11. Revision and Term 4 Exam
12. Problem Solving/ Statistics