DEC. What Can You Do With This?
  • Today, we watched The Grinch and asked as many math questions about the film as we could come up with.
  • Happy Holidays to everyone!
DEC. 18: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
DEC. 17: Exam Day
  • Today, you wrote your polynomials exam.
DEC. 10 - 15
  • Polynomials review week. Sorry for the delay in updates.
  • Exam Monday.
DEC. 7: Math/Health
  • Today, you wrote your skill check.
  • You also worked on some health for Ms. Abbott.
DEC. 6: Polynomial Divided by a Monomial
  • Today, you worked on Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial.
  • Skill Check (MxM, PxM) - Friday
  • Skill Check (PxM, M/M) - Tuesday
  • Skill Check (M/M, P/M) - Wednesday
  • Exam - Friday, December 14
DEC. 5: Monomial Divided by a Monomial
  • Today, you worked on Dividing a Monomial by a Monomial
  • Skill Check (Subtraction, MxM) - Thursday
  • Skill Check (MxM, PxM) - Friday
  • Skill Check (PxM, M/M) - Tuesday
DEC. 4: Multiplying a Polynomial by a Monomial
  • Today, you started in on multiplication of polynomials.
  • Skill Check (Addition, Subtraction) - Wednesday
  • Skill Check (Subtraction, MxM) - Thursday
  • Skill Check (MxM, PxM) - Friday
DEC. 3: Multiplying a Monomial by a Monomial
  • Today, you started in on mutliplication of monomials.
  • Skill Check Wednesday on Addition and Subtraction.
NOV. 30: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott
  • Reminder: Skill Checks on Monday and Wednesday next week!
NOV. 29: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
NOV. 28: Subtracting, Continued
  • Today, you continued to work on subtracting polynomials
  • Reminder: Skill Checks on Monday and Wednesday next week!
NOV. 27: Subtracting Polyonomials
  • Today, you worked on finishing up opposite polynomials and subtracting polynomials.
  • Reminder: Skill Checks on Monday and Wednesday next week!
NOV. 26: Opposite Polynomials
  • Reminder: to find the opposite of a polynomial, just change the sign(s)!
  • Check out the sophia site for all the info and video!
NOV. 22: Polynomial Addition
  • Today, we worked on Polynomial Addition.
  • If you were away due to weather, we'll get you caught up on Monday. If you can watch the video sometime this weekend, that would be great.
NOV. 21: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
NOV. 20: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
NOV. 19: Polynomial Addition
  • Today, we started working on our Polynomial Addition assignment. Remember: you can only combine like terms!
  • For more info, check out my sophia site (link below under Nov. 14)
  • Skill Check on Thursday!
NOV. 16: Mathemagic!
  • Today, we had our "Video Day" that you earned for meeting our fundraising goal with Poppy Money.
  • We watched Donald Duck in Mathemagic Land (you can find it on youtube). We also watched Arthur Benjamin Lighting Calculations and Other Mathemagic (you can find it on youtube as well) from his Feb. 2005 TED Talk.
NOV. 15: Like Terms
  • Today, we started learning about like terms! Check out the video on Sophia (link below in Nov. 14).
  • Remember: Like terms have the same variable(s) with the same degree(s)!
NOV. 14: Terms and Definitions
  • Head over tohttp://www.sophia.org/math-9-polynomials-tutorial to see what we're up to for the next unit. Each video and assignment is posted there. We will be doing the majority of our work in class, so formal homework is at a minimum. This format is called a flipped classroom. For more information, please contact me at sara.thibeault@pvsd.ca.
  • Today, we started on the Terms and Definitions Lesson.
  • Details for Lesson due dates and skill checks to follow.

NOV. 13: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.

NOV. 8: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.

NOV. 7: Language of Math
  • Today, we learned about how to convert from math to English and English to Math.
NOV. 6: Exam Day
  • Today, we wrote our test on Rational Numbers and Square Roots.
NOV. 5: Review Day
  • Today, we reviewed for your test tomorrow!
  • Reminder: your test is tomorrow and your review is due tomorrow!
NOV. 2: Quiz and Review Day
  • Today, you wrote your quiz. You then had time to work on your review assignment.
  • Reminder: Exam on Monday and Review due Monday!
NOV. 1: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
  • Reminder: Quiz TOMORROW
  • Reminder: Exam on Monday and Review due Monday. You have time in class on Friday to work on your review.
OCT. 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN and Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott
  • Reminder: Quiz on Friday
  • Reminder: Exam on Monday (Review also due Monday)
OCT. 30: Approximating Square Roots
  • Today, we learned how to approximate the square root of non-perfect rational numbers.
  • Assignment: p. 18 #6, 7, 13, 17, + Reflect
  • Reminder: QUIZ on FRIDAY
OCT. 29: Square Roots
  • Today, we talked about finding perfect squares with Rational Numbers.
  • Assignment: p. 11 #5, 7, 8acegi, 9aceg, 10, 12ab, 15, 17
  • Reminder: QUIZ on FRIDAY on square roots.
OCT. 25: Fraction Practice
  • Today, we reviewed addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions.
  • We then played "Fraction of Attraction." If you are looking for a fun family time this weekend, I've copied the rules below. Enjoy!
  1. Each player takes a turn rolling four dice.
  2. Combine the dice to create two fractions. The two green dice are denominators. The two red dice are numerators. The player can choose how to combine the numerators and the denominators.
  3. The player then adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides the fractions.
  4. Each player takes a turn rolling and calculating.
  5. The player closest to 1 wins. If there is a tie, roll one die. The highest value on the die wins.
OCT. 24: Drug Class
  • Today, we went to drug class with Mr. Teed.

OCT. 23 Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.

OCT. 22: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
OCT. 19: Integer Black Jack
  • Today, we wrote our quiz on number operations with rational numbers.
  • We took a day to review integers and number operation by playing Integer Black Jack
    • Rules:
      • The object of the game is to have a total of +/- 21 or be the closest without going over.
      • Red cards are negative; black cars are positive.
      • Aces are +/- 1, and face cards are +/- 10. Jokers are not used.
      • You can add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
      • Initially, each player is dealt 2 cards.
      • In turn, each player is dealt an extra card to potentially help improve his/her hand, should he/she want one.
      • Once a player is content with his/her hand, the player says "I'll stay." Each other player is then dealt one more card, should he/she want one.
      • Each player must keep track of the round, his/her hand, how they combined the cards, and whether he/she won or lost.
  • No homework this weekend.
OCT. 18: Rational Numbers Work Period
  • p.126, and 130 due tomorrow.
  • Quiz on number operations tomorrow!
OCT. 17: Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers
  • Ask me for your short sheet for today.
  • Today, we continued on with our number operations.
  • p. 111, 121 due tomorrpw.
OCT. 16: Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers
  • Today, we learned about how to add and subtract rational numbers (positive/negative decimals and positive/negative fractions).
  • Assignment: p. 111 Written Excercise # A (1, 4, 7, 10, ...)
OCT. 15: Health
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott
OCT. 12: Health
  • Today, you had health with me (filling in for Ms. Abbott). We talked about safety in the workplace.
OCT. 11: Representing Rational Numbers
  • Today, we learned how to represent rational numbers on number lines.
  • Assignment: p. 83 # 2 acegi, 3 acegi; p. 85 # 5 ace; p. 102 # A (evens), B (evens); p. 103 # C (evens), D (evens) -- DUE ON TUESDAY
OCT. 10: Start Rational Numbers Unit
  • Today, we started the rational numbers unit by learning about what is and isn't a rational number. We also talked about equivalent fractions.
  • Assignment: p. 77 # B (evens), D (evens), and p. 76 # A (evens)

OCT. 9: Exam Day
  • It's finally here! Your first exam was today.
  • No homework tonight!
OCT. 4: QSP Kick-Off
  • Today, you had a review period for a few minutes, followed by our school QSP Kick-Off.
  • Reminder: Exam on Tuesday. Review due Tuesday as well.
OCT. 3: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
  • Reminder: Exam next Tuesday! Check the board at school for your review assignment, which is due on Tuesday as well.
OCT. 2: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
  • Reminder: Exam next Tuesday! Check the board at school for your review assignment, which is due on Tuesday as well.
OCT. 1: Presentations
  • Today, you presented your creative exponent laws projects to the class.
  • You also got time work on your review:
    • Review Assignment: p. 87 #1ace, 3ac, 7a, 8, 10a, 12, 13ac, 14ace, 15a, 18ac, and 27ac
  • NOTE: Your Exam is on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9.
SEPT. 28: Quiz and Creative Exponent Laws
  • Today, you wrote your quiz on the exponent laws.
  • After you finished your quiz, you had the remainder of class time to work on your Creative Exponent Laws Project, which is due on MONDAY!
  • You will be presenting these to your classmates on Monday, so be prepared!
SEPT. 27: Creative Exponent Laws
  • Short Sheet:
    • Please see Ms. T for a copy of the short sheet (for some reason, it's not showing up here when I type it).
  • Today, you had time to work on your Creative Exponent Laws Project, which is due on MONDAY!
  • Reminder: QUIZ ON FRIDAY!
SEPT. 26: Problem Solving with Exponents
  • No short sheet today.
  • Today, you got your hand out for the Creative Exponent Laws project, which is DUE MONDAY. You'll have time to work on it on Thursday and Friday.
  • You also got a problem solving workshee that you worked on in pairs. This is due tomorrow.
  • Reminder: QUIZ ON FRIDAY for the exponent laws.
SEPT. 25: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott
  • Assignment: p. 76 #4aceg, 5aceg, 8, 9a, 10acegi, 13aceg, and Reflect (as per yesterday's assignment) AND p. 84 #4ace, 5ace, 6ace, 8ace, 14aceg, 17aceg due on Wednesday!
  • Reminder: Quiz on Friday!

SEPT. 24: Health with Ms. Abbott
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott
  • Assignment: p. 76 #4aceg, 5aceg, 8, 9a, 10acegi, 13aceg, and Reflect (as per yesterday's assignment) AND p. 84 #4ace, 5ace, 6ace, 8ace, 14aceg, 17aceg due on Wednesday!
  • Reminder: Quiz on Friday!

SEPT. 21: Exponent Laws, Part 2
  • No short sheet today.
  • Today, we took notes about the other two exponent laws.
  • Assignment: p. 76 #4aceg, 5aceg, 8, 9a, 10acegi, 13aceg, and Reflect (as per yesterday's assignment) AND p. 84 #4ace, 5ace, 6ace, 8ace, 14aceg, 17aceg due on Wednesday!
  • Reminder: Quiz on Friday!
SEPT. 20: Exponent Laws, Part 1
  • Please see Ms. T. for the short sheet if you were away.
  • Today, we started the exponent laws. We learned the product of powers law and the quotient of powers laws.
  • No homework tonight.

SEPT. 19: Quiz and Order of Operations with Exponents
  • No short sheet today.
  • Today, we wrote our quiz for Section 2.1 and 2.2.
  • We then worked on our assignment: p. 61 # 3acegi, 4aceg, 5aceg, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16 (no key strokes), 19, 25 which is due tomorrow.
SEPT. 18: 2.3 - Order of Operations with Exponents
  • Short sheet:
    • 10^3
    • 10^5
    • 10^0
    • 8^8
    • -10^0
    • 1, 234, 456, 789 ^0
  • Today, we started in on order of operations (BEDMAS) with exponents.
  • Assignment: p. 66 #3acegi, 4aceg, 5aceg, 7, 8 due tomorrow.
  • Reminder: 2.1 - 2.2 Quiz tomorrow!
SEPT. 17: Health
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
    • Homework check for "Balance Assignment" Monday, Sept. 23.
  • Reminder: Assignment: p. 61 # 4ace, 5ace, 6ace, 7, 8ace, 9ace, 10bde, 12, 14, 15 due Tuesday
  • Reminder: Quiz on Section 2.1 and 2.2 on Wednesday!
SEPT. 14: Health
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
  • Reminder: Assignment: p. 61 # 4ace, 5ace, 6ace, 7, 8ace, 9ace, 10bde, 12, 14, 15 due Tuesday Reminder: Quiz on Section 2.1 and 2.2 on Wednesday!
SEPT. 13: Health
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott.
  • Reminder: Assignment: p. 61 # 4ace, 5ace, 6ace, 7, 8ace, 9ace, 10bde, 12, 14, 15 due Tuesday Reminder: Quiz on Section 2.1 and 2.2 on Wednesday!
SEPT. 12: 2.2 - Powers of Ten and the Zero Exponent
  • Short Sheet:
    • Simplify the following expressions.
      • (-6)^3
      • -6^3
      • -(-6)^3
      • (-6)^4
      • -6^4
      • -(-6)^4
      • (-6)^0
      • 100^0
      • 10^5
  • Today, we finished up our notes for section 2.2. We learned about the exception for zero exponents and how to use powers of ten to write numbers in an expanded form.
  • Assignment: p. 61 # 4ace, 5ace, 6ace, 7, 8ace, 9ace, 10bde, 12, 14, 15 due Tuesday (you have health Thursday, Friday, and Monday).
  • Reminder: Quiz on Section 2.1 and 2.2 on Wednesday!
SEPT. 11: 2.1 Continued
  • Short Sheet:
    • Complete the table.
    • Repeated Multiplication.......Power........ Standard Form
    • .....3 x 3 x 3.........................3^3....................27
    • .....5 x 5
    • ...........................................6^3
    • ..................................................................4096
  • Today, we finished up our assignment for section 2.1. Make sure you're done p. 55 #13acgi, 14acegik, and 16bdf for tomorrow.
  • We also squeezed in a few introductory notes about the powers of 10 and the zero exponent.

SEPT. 10: 2.1 - What is a Power?
  • Today, we started the year off with Unit One: Powers, Exponents, and Square Roots. We took notes for section 2.1 from the textbook looking at what a power actually is and how to evaluate powers with positive and negative bases.
  • Assignment: p. 55 # 7ace, 8ace, 9ace, 11, 12ace due tomorrow.
SEPT. 7: Health
  • Today, you had health with Ms. Abbott. No math homework.
  • Remember: your course outlines must be signed and on my desk Monday!
SEPT. 6: Diagnostic Assessment
  • Today, we did a diagnostic assessment. This assessment will not be used for grades, but rather for a baseline reading for areas we need to work on as a class and individually. It also helps highlight the strengths we have as a class and individually.
  • No homework tonight.
  • Tomorrow, you have health with Ms. Abbott.

SEPT. 5: Welcome Math 9!
  • I hope you have a wonderful year with me. I'll use this wiki to keep you up-to-date on any important dates, handouts, assignments, links, and much more. If you have any questions, please use the "Discussions" tab at the top.
  • Course Outline
    • Please review your course outline and other handouts from Tuesday, September 4 and have them signed by both you and your parent/guardian where required.These are due back to me by Monday, September 10.

  • Student Profile
    • Please have your Student Profile completed by THURSDAY.
  • Student Protocols for Mathematics
    • Please read your Student Protcols.


  • Bell Work
    • Bell work is any activity that we do at the start of class as a warm up and short review from the previous day, week, or chapter. It typically won't be graded; however, I may take it in for assessment from time to time. We will always go over the answers in class to ensure everyone is on the right track.
    • Even if you are away, I still encourage you to complete all bell work. I won't grade it all the time; however, I can go through the answers with you to make sure you on the right track.

SEPT. 4 - Homeroom/assembly today (no math class).