# Year 9 Mathematics

#### Course Description

**Teacher in Charge: **
Mr S. Van Emmenis.

This is the course that further develops the skills studied in Year 8. Learners are taught by specialist Mathematics teachers and learners are introduced to new concepts and more challenging word problems using calculators. Much of the focus in this year’s work is Levels 4 to 5 of the NZ Mathematics Curriculum. Coursework will include:

Number: Fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages in real-life settings that include money-related matters like GST, interest, salaries and commission cost- and selling price.

Measurement: Perimeter of compound shapes, area of composite shapes, surface area of 3D shapes and volume.

Algebra: Write expressions and equations, simplify, expand and factorise expressions, and solve multi-step equations and patterns.

Probability: Use the Statistical enquiry cycle to investigate chance-based scenarios and express chance as a probability, Venn diagrams and probability trees.

Space: Angle rules, angles, bearings, constructions and transformations

Statistics: Statistical enquiry cycle(PPDAC) - Evaluate a problem, Create a plan to investigate, collect data to calculate central tendencies and create visual presentations, analyse the data to make informed conclusions.

#### Recommended Prior Learning

None

#### Course Contribution and Equipment (this value is only indicative)

$30 for an Education Perfect subscription and associated costs.

Learners MUST have a scientific calculator (Casio FX82AU plus II or equivalent)

### Pathway

#### Assessment Information

Number 5 WGP CreditsMeasurement 4 WGP Credits

Space 3 WGP Credits

Algebra 5 WGP Credits

Statistics 23 WGP Credits

#### Disclaimer

Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer, limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.