This is the intro page for Math 9/10 Honours.
Here is this year’s course outline: Math 9/10 2014 Course Outline
Note that we will start at Chapter 3 of Math 9, Rational numbers. Here is a “Get Ready worksheet that will review decimals and fractions. Give it a try!
How is Math 9/10 Honours different from “regular” Math 9? Well, there are a number of ways:
1) Acceleration to Complete Math 8, 9 , and 10 in 2 years
This is an accelerated course, and our goal is to complete Math 9 and all of Math 10 by the end of the year. This is based on the assumption that the student has taken Math 8 Honours, which covered all of the Math 8 curriculum and parts of the Math 9 curriculum last year (if you did not take Math 8 Honours last year, please look at the notes from Math 8/9 Honours last year which are still posted on this website.) At the end of this course, you will have the option of writing the Math 10 Foundations and Precalculus Provincial Exam at the end of your grade 9 year (in June 2015), or at the start of your grade 10 year in Math 11 Honours (in November or December 2015).
2) Enrichment With Contests and Challenge Problems
In Honours classes, a portion of our class time will be spent on math contests, problem-solving topics and challenge problems. We will also practice past math contests to prepare for this year’s upcoming contests.
3) Depth of Study
In Honours classes, as we teach each topic, we go a bit further and introduce some problems that would be found at the next grade level. For example, a Math 9 student would learn about similar triangles, but a Math 9/10 Honours student would learn how similar triangles relate to trigonometry. In some topics, we will cover things that are not in the high school curriculum, such as number theory, divisibility, counting, and geometry.
Please note that this year we are starting with Square Roots and Surface Area (Ch 1 of Math 9), and leading into Measurement, Surface Area and Volume (Ch 1 of Math 10).