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Math in the MYP

MATH 6 (MYP 1)

Math 6 is the first course in a five year integrated math program which incorporates the study of number, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics, and discrete math. Math 6 welcomes students to the MYP programme.  Students learn about the four criteria strands which include 'Knowledge and Understanding', 'Investigation', 'Communication', and 'Application in the Real World'.  This is followed by units on rational numbers, properties of numbers, unit conversion and equivalence, and statistics.  

MATH 7 (MYP 2)

Math 7 is the second course in a five year integrated math program which incorporates the study of number, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics, and discrete math.  The course includes units focusing on ratios and proportions, negative numbers, expressions, equations, 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional geometry. Teaching and assessment will emphasize knowledge and understanding of concepts, investigating patterns, communication in mathematics, and applying mathematics in a real life context.

MATH 8 (MYP 3)

Math 8 is the third course in a five year integrated math program which incorporates the study of number, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics, and discrete math.  The course includes units focusing on  scientific notation, linear relationships, integer exponents, transformations, and intersections of lines. Teaching and assessment will emphasize knowledge and understanding of concepts, investigating patterns, communication in mathematics, and applying mathematics in a real life context.

MATH 9 CORE (MYP 4)

Math 9 Core is the fourth course in a five year integrated math program which incorporates the study of number, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics, and discrete math. The course includes the study of equations, linear functions, right triangle trigonometry, quadratic equations, rational expressions, transformations, probability, and statistics. Teaching and assessment will emphasize knowledge and understanding of concepts, investigating patterns, communication in mathematics, and applying mathematics in a real life context. Daily activities and projects require students to have their own scientific calculator. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire) can also be used and will be required from grade 10 onwards.

MATH 9 EXTENDED (MYP 4)

This course will extend the depth and breadth of Math 9 Core. Topics to be studied include equations, linear functions, right triangle trigonometry, quadratic equations, rational expressions, transformations, probability, and statistics. The topics will be studied at a deeper level than they are in Math 9 Core and the expectations of students will be greater. Teaching and assessment will emphasize knowledge and understanding of concepts, investigating patterns, communication in mathematics, and applying mathematics in a real life context. Daily activities and projects require students to have their own scientific calculator. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire) can also be used and will be required from grade 10 onwards.

Math 9 Extended is designed for students with competence and a strong background in mathematics. Students will choose to take this course because they have a genuine interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and problems, or because they need mathematics for further studies in this subject or related subjects such as physics, engineering or technology at the university level. Students planning on taking DP Math Higher Level are strongly encouraged to take this course.

MATH 10 CORE (MYP 5)

Math 10 is the last course in a five-year integrated math program which incorporates the study of geometry, quadratic equations and functions, exponents and logarithms. As the culminating course in the five year program the emphasis will be placed on synthesis and versatility in applications of skills and concepts. Teaching and assessment will emphasize knowledge and understanding of concepts, investigating patterns, communication in mathematics, and applying mathematics in a Real-Life Context.  Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).

MATH 10 EXTENDED (MYP 5)

This course will extend the depth and breadth of Math 10 Core. Topics to be studied include geometry, quadratic equations and functions, exponents and logarithms.  The topics will be studied at a deeper level than they are in Math 10 Core and the expectations of students will be greater.  Teaching and assessment will emphasize knowledge and understanding of concepts, investigating patterns, communication in mathematics and applying mathematics in a Real-Life Context.  Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).

Math 10 Extended is designed for students with competence and a strong background in mathematics.  Students will choose to take this course because they have a genuine interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and problems, or because they need mathematics for further studies in this subject or related subjects such as physics, engineering or technology at the university level.  Students planning on taking DP Math Higher Level must take this course.