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Welcome to Mr Blaisdell's MFM1P homepage.
Here you will find useful links and a weekly agenda for our Grade 9 Math class. I update the agenda daily, but topics and test dates may be shifted depending on class progress, schedule, school-wide presentations, assemblies, etc. My prep room is #219 inside the Student Services area.
Please feel free to reach me by email at mark.blaisdell@ocdsb.ca

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Feb 4-8

  • Mon - Unit 1: Numeracy
    • Adding and subtracting integers
  • Tue - Working with fractions
    • Finding the LCD (least common denominator)
    • Adding fractions
  • Wed - Adding fractions continued
  • Thu - Multiplying and dividing fractions
    • Fractions review
  • Fri - Finishing up Numeracy (Snow Day)
    • BEDMAS
    • Due to the snow day we've moved the Test for Numeracy to Tuesday
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Feb 11-15

  • Mon - Finishing up with Numeracy
    • Distributive property
    • Multiplying and dividing integers
    • Equivalent Fractions
    • Study handouts 1-11 for
  • Tue -Test Numeracy (Test Postponed ! - Due to the Anti-bullying Assembly)
    • Let's review our numeracy sheets
    • Second half 11:20-11:45 Presentation
  • Wed - Course Option Presentations
  • Thu - Test on Numeracy
  • Fri - Professional Development Day
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Feb 18-22

  • Mon - Family Day
  • Tue - Begin Unit 2 - Proportional Reasoning
    • Working with Ratios
  • Wed - Ratio and Proportion
    • Making Orange Juice
  • Thu - Who Eats the Most? Activity
  • Fri - Proportions
    • Remember signed and corrected test for U1 due today!
    • Middle mania - working with triangles and proportions
    • Worksheet - simplifying ratios
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Feb 25-Mar 1

  • Mon - Growing Dilemna Investigation
    • Workbook p 91-95
  • Tue - Quiz Proportions
    • Finish the Growing Dilemna exercise - We'll take up at the end of class
  • Wed - Scaling problems p98-99
    • Television viewing dimensions Activity
      • Workbook p 96-97
    • Working with Ratio Word problems
  • Thu - Scale Ratios
  • Fri - Mini Me Activity
    • Mini Me Activity - Skateboards
    • Mini-me is due Monday Mar 4
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Mar 4-8

  • Mon - Estimating Crowd size activity
    • p100-104 in Workbook
    • Mini-me is due Today Mar 4
  • Tue - Unit Rates
    • Math Handbook P 21 (Worksheets)
    • Workbook P 105-106
  • Wed - Working with Per cent
    • Math Handbook (worksheet) MHR 24
    • Workbook p 019-110
  • Thu - Fractions, decimals and per cents - Conversions
    • Worksheets
  • Fri - Word problems using ratio, proportion, per cents
    • Proportional thinking
    • Practice tests - worksheets
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Mar 18-22

  • Mon - Review for U2 Test - Proportional thinking
    • Practice test (p142-handout) and ...
    • Practice test (p42-handout)
  • Tue - TEST Unit 2
  • Wed - Begin U3 Algebraic Models
    • Linear and non-linear investigations
  • Thu - Linear or Non-linear
  • Fri - Distributive property
    • workbook p211-212
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Mar 25-29

  • Mon - Solving algebraic expressions
    • workbook p 213-214 + worksheets
  • Tue - More solving equations
    • workbook p 215-217
  • Wed - Putting Equations into words
    • workbook P 214
    • Providing the "words" given the equation
  • Thu - Quiz - simplifying expressions
    • More solving linear equations
    • The Equation Game worksheet
    • One step equations with integers worksheet
    • Pizzazz Worksheet Package
    • Our test for Unit 3 - Algebraic Models - Is next Friday!
  • Fri - Good Friday - Off
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Apr 1-5

  • Mon - Easter Monday
  • Tue - Working with equations with more than one variable
    • Powers with variable bases (wkbook P220)
    • Solving measurement problems wkbook p221-223
  • Wed - Pizzazz Worksheet package
  • Thu - Review -
  • Fri - Test Unit 3 - Algebraic Models
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Apr 8-12

  • Mon - Begin U4 - Exploring Relationships
    • Introduction p57-61
    • vocabulary
  • Tue - Lines of best fit
    • p 62-64 in workbook
  • Wed - Creating Scatter plots and lines of best fit
  • Thu - Investigations
  • Fri - Investigations
    • "inclement weather" activities
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Apr 15-19

  • Mon - Finish up Investigations (P. 76) and First Differences
  • Tue - First Differences
    • Using what we've learned
  • Wed - Sunflower Performance Task p 83
  • Thu - Review of the Unit
  • Fri - Test!
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Apr 22-26

  • Mon - Begin Unit 5 - Linear Relations
    • 5.1 Walk this way - distance x time graphs
  • Tue - 5.2 Describing distance x time graphs
    • Worksheets (bathtub water height, reservoir, etc)
  • Wed - 5.3 Rates of Change
    • Slope, Rise\Run, % grade
  • Thu - 5.4 Calculating Rates of change
    • Worksheet DD-58 What did one ear say to the other
  • Fri - 5.6 Direct and Partial Variation
    • Equation of a line Y = mx + b
    • Initital value, rate of change
    • using Graphs, equations and table of values
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Apr 29 - May 3

  • Mon - 5.8 Modelling Linear Relations with Equations
  • Tue - 5.9 Graphing and word problems
  • Wed - Board Wide survey takes place in class
    • Review concepts U5
  • Thu - Review sheet work period
  • Fri - Unit 5 Test
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May 6-10

  • Mon - Unit 6 Begin - This is an extremely short unit! Test Next Wednesday (May 15th)
    • return U5 test - take up
    • Solving equations 6.1
  • Tue - Quiz - Solving equations
  • Wed - Working with equations 6.3
  • Thu - Planning a Special event
    • 6.3.1. p 177 in workbook Mathematical Models
    • Start to solve word problems
  • Fri - Solving Word problems
    • Worksheet (read, plan, solve and answer)
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May 13-17

  • Mon - Begin U7 - Plane Geometry
    • Parallel Lines, Transversals and Triangles - Definitions
    • TextBook p 87 Looking at relationships for parallel lines
  • Tue - Ubuntu cancelled\postponed
    • Sum of the Interior Angles
  • Wed - Mini-Test U6 - Multiple representations
  • Thu -Interior and Exterior Angles
    • textbook page 95
    • Angle algebra
  • Fri - Angle Algebra and Review for Test Tuesday
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May 20-24

  • Mon - Victoria day
  • Tue - Test U7
  • Wed - Summative Lead up task
  • Thu - Summative
  • Fri -Summative
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May 27-31

  • Mon - Begin 3D Geometry Unit 8
    • Volumes - Calculating volumes of solids
  • Tue - Applications of Volumes
    • Using the formulas for real world shapes
  • Wed - Area and Perimeter - Calculating area and perimeter for 2D shapes
  • Thu - Composite shapes
    • Finding area and perimeter of more complex, actual shapes
  • Fri - Pythagorean Theorem
    • Using the pythagorean theorem on triangular shapes
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Jun 3 -7

  • Mon - Applications of 3D Geometry
  • Tue - Applications and Review
  • Wed - Test Measurement Geometry
  • Thu - EQAO review
    • Unit 1 - Numeracy
    • Unit 2 - Proportional reasoning
  • Fri - EQAO review
    • Unit 3 - Algebraic Models
    • Unit 4 - Exploring Relationships
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Jun 10-14

  • Mon - EQAO review
    • Unit 5 - Linear Relations
    • Unit 6 - Multiple Representations
  • Tue - EQAO review
    • Unit 7/8 Plane and 3D Geometry
    • Optimization
    • EQAO worksheet
  • Wed - EQAO Day 1
  • Thu - EQAO Day 2
  • Fri - Math Activity Day
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Jun 17-21

  • Mon - Summative addendum activity
  • Tue - Course Evaluation and wrap-up
  • Wed - Final Exam Day 1
  • Thu - Final EXam Day 2
  • Fri - Final EXam Day 3