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Mathematics 9

Mathematics 9 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Numbers represent quantities that can
be decomposed into smaller parts.

One-to-one correspondence and a sense of 5 and 10
are essential for fluency with numbers.

Repeating elements in patterns can be identified.

Objects have
attributes that can be described, measured, and compared.

Familiar events
can be described
as likely or unlikely
and compared.



You will continue to develop your math competencies in Reasoning & Analyzing, Understanding & Solving, Communicating & Representing and Connecting & Reflecting while extending and broadening knowledge of topics that you have learned up to Math 8.

You will learn about other types of rational numbers, be introduced to powers and polynomials, continue to solve complex linear equations through word problems, delve further into graphing on the Cartesian plane, develop spatial reasoning and consider how statistics is used in our society.

Where does this course fit?

  • Pre-requisite: Math 8
  • Required to continue to any grade 10 level math course
  • Contact your VLN counsellor to receive a registration form

Course Materials

  • Course materials provided online
  • Scientific calculator allowed on all course tasks
  • Some graphing paper needed
  • Need access to a program to create one video
  • Math Makes Sense 9 textbook available to borrow

Brief Outline



Financial Literacy

You will learn about budgets and simple transactions


You will learn how to simplify powers using exponent laws


You will learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide polynomials

Rational Numbers 

You will learn how to simplify more complex expressions with various types of rational numbers using order of operations

Linear Relations

You will continue to graph linear relations, but also learn how to guess values when needed

Linear Equations

You will practice solving multi-step equations in the context of word problems

Proportional Reasoning

You will learn how to apply proportional reasoning in the context of spatial problems


You will learn how to better interpret statistics that you see all around you

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course







Midterm + Final exam

20% + 30%

Your final assessment will be represented on this Proficiency Scale.


You have up to a year to complete your course.

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