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Introduction

Preface

This curriculum policy presents the compulsory Grade 9 mathematics course, 2021 (MTH1W). This course supersedes the two Grade 9 courses outlined in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics, 2005 as well as The Ontario Curriculum: Mathematics – Mathematics Transfer Course, Grade 9, Applied to Academic, 2006. Effective September 2021, all mathematics programs for Grade 9 will be based on the expectations outlined on this site.

The Grade 9 mathematics curriculum focuses on key mathematics concepts and skills, as well as on making connections between related math concepts, between mathematics and other disciplines, and between mathematics and the lived experiences of students. This curriculum is designed to support all students in developing an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the range of mathematical knowledge and skills appropriate for the grade level. Consequently, this curriculum is intended to support all students in continuing to build confidence in approaching mathematics, develop a positive attitude towards mathematics, think critically, work collaboratively, and feel that they are reflected in mathematics learning.