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What students will learn

The new Grade 9 math course builds on the 2020 elementary (Grades 1 to 8) mathematics curriculum. In this course, students will learn math concepts and skills to prepare them for their future. Below are the areas of focus:

Students will:

  • build their social-emotional learning skills, such as learning to recognize and identify emotions that support mathematical learning
  • build their confidence and develop a healthy relationship with math

Students will:

  • use their problem-solving, communication and reasoning skills as they develop their mathematical knowledge
  • make connections between what they learn in math and their real-life experiences

Students will: 

  • work with different types of numbers, such as powers with positive and negative exponents
  • solve problems involving positive and negative fractions, decimal numbers, and integers
  • build their knowledge and skills related to percentages, ratios, rates and proportions, and make connections to real-life situations (for example, comparing costs)

Students will: 

  • develop their understanding of algebraic expressions and equations
  • apply coding skills to understand complex math concepts and make predictions
  • learn about various linear and non-linear relations
  • increase their understanding of rates of change and apply it to make sense of real-life situations (for example, analysing motion of a car or rates of pollution)

Students will: 

  • build their data literacy skills to examine the collection, representation, and use of data including how data is used to inform decisions
  • continue to apply mathematical modelling to analyse real-life situations, such as the impact of social media on the economy

Students will: 

  • make connections between geometric shapes and their applications in architecture, engineering, and design
  • analyse and create designs to increase understanding of geometric relationships
  • solve real-life problems that involve applying their knowledge of perimeter, area, surface area, and volume, such as planning and creating models of a community garden

Students will:  

  • build their financial literacy by learning to manage finances, such as working with budgets and understanding appreciation and depreciation of assets
  • analyse various financial situations and learn how math can be applied to make informed decisions (for example, understanding shifts in the stock market)
  • examine how interest rates, down payments, and other factors impact purchasing decisions