# Year 9 Mathematics

#### Course Description

**Teacher in Charge: ** Mrs L. Bowater

Our junior courses are based on the study of the three strands of Mathematics and Statistics.

• Number and Algebra

• Geometry and Measurement

• Statistics

In studying these strands and the connections between them, students develop the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically, and logically. They learn problem-solving and skills how to interpret and communicate the solutions to these problems.

All of the courses at the junior level prepare the students for further study in the senior school, including the achievement of the numeracy requirements at NCEA Level one. The teaching of these courses incorporates the teaching of the values and key competencies as outlined in the NZ Curriculum.

Homework is in the form of MathSpace tasks and there is an expectation to complete 1 - 1.5 hours weekly.

#### Course Overview

**Term 1**

Number

**Term 2**

Number focus

**Term 3**

Number focus within Measurement / Algebra context

**Term 4**

Number focus within Geometry context

Statistics

Probability

#### Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2 x Exercise Book 1J5 5mm Quad Book

2 x Blue biro pan

1 x Red biro pen

1 x Black biro pen

2 x Pencils HB

1x Rubber

1x Pencil sharpener

1 x 30cm Ruler

1 x Protractor

1 x Scientific Casio FX-82 calculator (beneficial but not compulsory)