Mad Minute Mental Math Activity

Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School

Mathematics Department

Student Course Outline:  MFM 1PI 2019/2020 Semester 2

Textbook Pearson Mathematics 9 is for in class use only.  A digital version may found on the course website. Daily practice will also be assigned through Google classroom.


PD Days: April 3 

Progress Reports: April 27/July 6

Parent-Teacher Interviews:  April 8

March Break:  March 16-20

OSSLT: March 31

Semester 2 Exams:  June 18-24


Parents are encouraged to contact Mrs. van Lierop whenever they have a concern or question.  




Essential Skills
0 Skills Review
  • Rounding
  • Integers
  • Exponents
  • Fractions
  • Percent
1 Polynomials
  • Understand that algebra terms (variables/letters) represent numbers
  • Tell the difference between like and unlike terms
  • Add and subtract like terms and polynomials
  • Multiply terms involving variables (letters)
2 Equations
  • Understand the meaning of the word “equation”
  • Understand that solve means to find a value for the unknown variable
  • Solve one-step equations involving inverse operations
  • Solve multi-step equations
 3 Proportions/Percent
  • Understand the meaning of the word “ratio”,  “proportion” and “unit rate”
  • Solve proportions
  • Solve real-life situation involving proportions
4 Graphing
  • Understand how to read information from a graph and table of values
  • Construct a table of values and graph
  • Understand the meaning of a line and curve of best fit
  • Create a line or curve of best fit on a graph
  • Use words to describe what a graph is showing
  • Use line of best fit and trends to make predictions.
5 Linear relations
  • Determine if a relationship is linear using the graph and table of values with first differences
  • Understand and calculate the rate of change
  • Understand the difference between direct and partial variation
  • Use a real-life situation to create an equation, table of values or graph 
  • Compare two linear relations on the same graph
6 2D – Measurement and Optimization
  • Calculate perimeter and area of basic shapes using formulas
  • Determine the lengths of unknown sides in a right angle triangle
  • Calculate perimeter and area of irregular shapes
  • Solve real-life situations involving perimeter, area 
  • Determine the biggest area of a rectangle if I know the perimeter
  • Determine the smallest perimeter of a rectangle if I know the area
  • Solve real-life situations involving perimeter and area
7 3 D Measurement
  • Tell the difference between pyramids and prisms
  • Calculate the volume of 3-dimensional figures using the correct formulas
  • Solve real-life situations involving volume
8 Relationships in Geometry
  • Calculate interior and exterior angles of different shapes
  • Calculate angles involving parallel lines



Course Work 70 %

Cumulative Year End Assessment : Exam: 30 %

TOTAL 100 %



  1. 1.  Homework

Do it.  It helps prepare you for tests


  1. 2.  Extra Help

I am happy to provide extra help at lunch.  


  1. Policy regarding missed Tests and Quizzes

Students are expected to write the test or quiz on the FIRST DAY back to school.  See your teacher to write your test. 


All unit tests are considered major components of the course and must be completed

to earn this credit:


      In the event a student fails to follow through on a missed unit test, the teacher will:

  1. Speak with the student to negotiate a new test date.
  2. Communicate with the student’s parent or guardian about the missed test.


Tests not completed after the negotiated date will be designated as incomplete.  The essential learning skills required for this test will still need to be demonstrated on the final examin order to earn the credit.   


  1. Policy regarding Attendance and Lates

The Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School policy states that all students are expected to attend all classes and arrive on time.  Excessive absences may contribute, directly or indirectly to the student losing the credit.

  1. 5.  Supplies

Bring to class with you EVERY DAY: Scientific Calculator, 3 ring binder with paper, pencil, eraser and ruler, and your CHARGED Chromebook

**Note  Calculators may NOT be shared during assessments and will NOT be lent to you by the teacher.  

The use of cellphones, audio- or video-recording devices, digital music players or e-mail or text messaging devices during the assessment is prohibited


  1.   Class notes:   Course notes are available on my website/classroom on the unit outline.  It is your responsibility to view the material and be caught up for the next class if you are away. Please see me if you have any questions about the posted lessons and/or notes.