Please note for the FINAL EXAM that you will only be able to bring your NOTES – HANDWRITTEN to class. There will be NO sharing of notes. NO BINDERS…NO printed Worksheets or Quizzes.  Your notes will need to be handed in at the end of the test. They will be returned to you after the exam is written by ALL students.

So to be clear. You will be coming with sharp pencils, a calculator and YOUR HANDWRITTEN NOTES.

Students need to start preparing themselves for the FINAL EXAM. The exam will be broken into TWO Parts and no-one will be able to start the second part early.  There will be no corrections allowed for this test. Prepare yourself well. The FINAL is worth 20% of your overall mark. If you are absent one day it will be expected that you come and see me right away to arrange a time to write. Students who do not successfully pass the Final Exam may attempt it again on June 26th – Student Success Day.

Part I: Rationals, Exponents, and Scale Factor.

Part II: Operations with Polynomials, Solving Equations and Inequalities

Blocks A, B, and C will write Part I on June 18th and Part II on June 20th

Blocks E, F, G, and H will write Part 1 on June 19th and Part II on June 21st

Answers to Polynomials

Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Answer Section


  1. A
  2. C
  3. A
  4. C
  5. C
  6. B
  7. C
  8. A
  9. D
  10. C
  11. B
  12. B
  13. B
  14. C
  15. D
  16. C
  17. C
  18. B
  19. D
  20. D


  1. -7.2×2
  2. x-2
  3. 30t2
  4. 2t2 -3t+ 10


  1. C
  2. A
  3. F
  4. E
  5. B
  1. B
  2. A
  3. D
  1. A
  2. E


 An expression for the area of the trapezoid is 3.675x–   2. Ix.

An expression  for the area of the  parallelogram  is 6x 2 + 3x.




Mid-Year Exam

Those students wishing to do additional studying on top of rewriting their notes will find the online study guides helpful. Your Mid-year exam will include Finance; Rationals (Chapter 2); Powers and Exponents (Chapter 3); Scale Factor and Similarity (Chapter 4) and Introduction to Polynomials (Chapter 5). These Study Guides are found under my Help Page Tab. Use your past Finance Test to aide you in preparing for the Finance section of the exam. Study Guide Ch. 1 – 4 (Rationals start on #25) You do not need to complete 1-24 on Surface Area and Symmetry. Study Guide 5 – 7 Complete questions 1 – 23 for Chapter 5.

Day 1 students will write their Mid-Year Exam on Tuesday, January 30th, and February 1st.

Day 2 students will write their Mid-Year Exam on Wednesday, January 31st, and February 2nd.

Welcome Math 9 Students of 2017-2018

Welcome to a new year, a year that will see you as the leaders at Mount Slesse. I am really excited to get to know each and everyone of  you. This is an exciting year as it is the first year of the new curriculum and I am excited by the changes they have made to accomodate more hands-on learning as well as the introduction of new Finacial Literacy component.  To ensure a successful start please make sure that you have a Scientific Calculator, a geometry set, pencils, pencil crayons and Duotangs.  Duotangs work best in keeping your work organized.

As we embark on the new year take some time to familarize yourself, and your parents, with the website. It is anticipated that you will access it on a daily basis to keep ontop of due dates and assignments. On occasions the site may be down and you will not be able to access your assignments.  Should this occur, rest assured that I will be aware as well and appropriate accomodations will be made. With that being said, it is simply good practice to tackle your assignments sooner, rather than later.

There will not be a lot of homework (Recommended Practice) if you work hard in class. Recommended Practice will typically be work that was not completed in class. The harder you work in class the less you will have at home.

I am hoping to post an occasional online Newsletter. This newsletter will highlight what is being taught and how you are being assessed.  Math Labs will feature the work and discoveries of particular mathematician as it relates to the Math 9 Curriculum and will provide most of the antidotal (qualitative) assessment of your learning.  Additionally, tests will provide a numerical form of assessment (quantitative) in the way of a percentage.

Please be sure to note any posts and encourage your parents to visit the site on a regular basis. To start, please go to the Newsletter Tab on the site and read the first newsletter of the year.