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Welcome to Math STAR 9

- Mrs. Rolyne Butler
- Semester One

Math 9 STAR

- Success
- Through
- Active
- Results
- What is success?
- What are our options?
- What are our goals?
- How do we achieve these goals?

Course Outline

- The course combines elements of both Grade 9 and 10 curriculum and we will be covering the following concepts
- Review of Basic Skills – Operations with Signed Numbers and Fractions, Basic Exponents
- Statistics – Measures of Centre and Dispersion, Graphical Displays
- Graphing Points and Lines
- Solving Linear Equations
- Factoring Quadratic Equations
- Exponents
- Mark Breakdown
- Journal Writing – 1 or 2 times per week20%
- Assignments and Quizzes – 3 times per week20%
- Tests – once a week20%
- Projects – at least 2 or 3 during the term20%
- Exam20%
- I am available for extra help at lunchtime (except when I am on duty), before school and after school (by appointment).

Mrs. Butler’s Contact Info

- Home telephone is 648-0286
- Email is butlemar@nbed.nb.ca
- Wikispaces where class notes will be added and most assignments until Oct http://butlersmath.wikispaces.com/
- Edline after Oct 1st

Student Information

To be passed in on a sheet of looseleaf.

- Student Name
- Student Number
- Student Age as of September 2, 2008
- Date of Birth
- Student Home Address and Telephone Number
- Name, Work Telephone, Place/Time of Work of Mom, Dad or Guardian
- Name of Last Math Course Taken, Name of Last Math Teacher, Mark Earned on Last Math Course

First Journal: September 2

3 Paragraphs of at Least 4 Sentences on each of the following:

- Summertime
- Feelings About School and Math
- Plans After High School

First Project – Math in Current Events

- Look through newspapers and magazines for articles of interest that involve numbers, money…etc.
- Write a short paragraph about the article, the date it was written and why it interests you
- Paste the article and your paragraph on 1 or 2 sheets of construction paper
- Put your name on it and pass it in
- Do this for at least 5 articles

First Unit – Review of Basic Skills

- Operations with Signed Integers
- Operations with Fractions

Classroom Policies

- Attendance
- Tardiness
- Respect for each other
- Behaviour training lessons Wednesday to Monday