9MAT

# 9 Mathematics

#### Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Galvan

Welcome to Mathematics at Tauranga Boys’ College. The course is based on the NZ Curriculum Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 (CL3/4/5/6). The aim of this Course is to develop mathematical thinking and enhance problem-solving strategies.

#### 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