Course: Mathematics 9A LD (LOCALLY DEVELOPED)
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Prerequisites 
Math 8 
Description 
This is a selfcontained, nonacademic mathematics course based loosely based on the concepts introduced in the regular grade 9 Math course. This course is useful for students wishing to upgrade their basic skills or those who plan on taking Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 (A&W Math 10).

Course Topics/Modules 
Module One: Arithmetic Review including basic operations, fractions, rational numbers, and integers, word problems. Module Two: Decimal numbers, exponents, scientific notation, geometry – measuring angles, perpendicular and intersecting lines – triangles, rightangle triangles, square roots, and Pythagoras theorem – area and volume measurements of basic polygons (Metric) Module Three: Converting fractions to decimals, terminating, repeating, and irrational numbers. Skills with ratios. Language of percent, simple interest. Graphing points on a plane, linear equations. Working with probability. Introduction to algebra, expressions, terms, variables and coefficients, evaluating algebraic expressions 
Assessment 
Assignments: 60% Exams: 40%  Module One Exam One: 15% Module Two Exam One: 15% Module Three Exam One:10% 
Resources 
This paper based course does not require a textbook. It is highly recommended that students use www.mathisfun.com or another of the many free Math sites.

Deposit 
None

Teacher Support 
Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and inperson. However the phone is not the best option for explaining math problems. 
Credits 
This course can be used to fulfil a grade 9 Math course requirement and can be used as a prerequisite course for Apprenticeship/Workplace Math 10. 
Prescribed Learning Outcomes 
This is a locally developed, selfcontained, nonacademic mathematics course loosely based on the grade 9 Math PLO. 
Teacher 
Once you are in the active course you will be able to see who your teacher is by going to the Classlist tab and then clicking on Teacher. 
Completion Date 
Go to our school website http://vlns.ca and click on Students and then the Enroll tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN. 