Year 9 Mathematics
This course will extend the knowledge of Mathematics you have covered in previous years.
The three broad areas of study are:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- probability and statistics.
New topics will be introduced within these areas, such as Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem. These are both based on right-angled triangles. There are many careers that stem from this knowledge, such as architects and builders.
We deliver this course online and include written examples and videos. However, you should remember your teachers are always very happy to help you.
What do you do?
There is a range of activities that you will be completing. For example:
- online quizzes
- topic worksheets
- projects related to real-world situations
- activities requiring the use of technology
- semester tests.
You will also interact with your classmates in regular online lessons and forum posts.
All members of the teaching team are keenly aware that a lot of first-time VSV students have had disruptions to their maths learning and so every effort is made to nurture and welcome them in class. No-one is ‘behind’ and a few don’t want to leave!
What skills do you develop?
You will continue to develop your numeracy skills for everyday life by studying study financial maths. You will learn mathematical processes to solve routine questions, such as solving equations.
Throughout the course, you will use technology in a range of activities, for example using GeoGebra for graphing.
You will apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems when completing your projects.
Internet is needed to access the course.
You will need the following materials:
- scientific calculator
- exercise book for your workings
- Graph book
- Tools to capturing your written work