## MFM1P – Jan 5, 2015

IMPORTANT: THE STUDENTS WILL BE WRITING THE EQAO GRADE 9 MATH ASSESSMENT ON JAN 14 AND JAN 15 (THERE ARE 2 DAYS OF THE ASSESSMENT).  STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT ON BOTH DAYS.  I WILL BE COUNTING THE EQAO TEST AS THE CULMINATING ACTIVITY FOR THE COURSE WHICH IS 9% OF THE STUDENTS’ FINAL GRADE IN THE COURSE.

I began the class today by letting the students know that I would be giving them more time this week to work on the 2 EQAO packages I gave the students before they went on Christmas break (see the Dec 19 blog posting for further details).  I will be taking up these 2 packages at the start of next week (this gives the students lots of time to work on them and also ask me questions if they have any).  After talking to the students about the upcoming EQAO assessment, I then told the students we would be doing a new lesson today.  The title of today’s lesson was “The Slope Y-intercept Form of a Line (y = mx + b)”.  I first reviewed some important concepts with the students before we started the new material today (some of the concepts we did before the break were partial variation, direct variation and slope; some of the new concepts we did were y-intercepts and x-intercepts).  I then did a number of examples to help the students with today’s homework which was a package with worksheets titled “Graphing Lines in Slope-Intercept Form” and “Writing Linear Equations”.  I will take up any questions the students have from today’s homework at the start of tomorrow’s class.

Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.

EQAO Grade 9 Applied Released Assessment Questions (2013) (this is the first EQAO package the students were given.  I will take this package up at the start of next week)

EQAO Grade 9 Applied Released Assessment Questions (2014) (this is the second EQAO package the students were given.  I will take this package up at the start of next week)

Jan 5 – Lesson – The Slope Y-intercept Form of a Line

Graphing Lines in Slope-Intercept Form with answers (this worksheet is homework for today)

Writing Linear Equations with answers (this worksheet is homework for today)