Grade 9 – Review and Exam Week

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

Reading Comprehension
There will be an excerpt from our readings in the class textbook, followed by questions that focus on students’ abilities in comprehension and critical thinking.

Vocabulary
Students will demonstrate understanding of vocabulary words by matching the words with definitions and using them in sentences. These are vocabulary words from our weekly
vocab quizzes.

Grammar
Students will be asked to show ability to correctly use the following –

  • Adverb clauses with who & which
  • Homophones
  • Adverbs and adjectives
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Capitalisation

Literary Skills
Students should be able to

  • Identify the speaker in specific pieces of writing.
  • Identify author’s purpose in various scenarios
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Understand and identify basic symbolism

Writing Skills
Students will be asked to write a paragraph expressing personal opinion on a general topic.
 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

  • Introduction to matter
  • Properties of matter
  • Physical and chemical changes
  • Energy loss in the form of heat
  • Pure substances and mixtures
  • States of matter
  • Changes of state
 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

1. Pythagorean Theorem:
  • Understand and use the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Use the properties of right triangles to solve missing angles and sides
  • Define the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Understand and use the Triangle Inequality Theorems
  • Identify classic right triangles or Pythagorean triples

2. Trigonometry:
  • Determine the trigonometric ratios of right triangles
  • Use a calculator to determine the decimal equivalent of a trigonometric ratio
  • Define and use the inverse trigonometric ratios to determine the measure of an angle
  • Use the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines to solve obtuse angles
  • Understand when to use the Law of Sines vs. the Law of Cosines based upon the
   information provided

3. Vectors:
  • Perform vector addition/subtraction operations
  • Find the magnitude and direction of a vector
  • Determine the component form of a vector

4. Circles and Arcs:
  • Identify and use parts of a circle: radius, diameter, circumference
  • Calculate arc length of a circle or circle graph
  • Use the equation of a circle to solve problems
  • Define the standard form of the equation for a circle as a translated version of the parent
   function located at the origin
 

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