Stage 5 - Year 9

Welcome to Year 9 Mathematics,

This is part of a 2 year course and will be completed at the end of Year 10.. All students will be completing the 5.1 course, most students will complete 5.2 and some will complete 5.3. Please feel free to discuss this with the classroom teacher or Head Teacher, Mrs Leanne Hancock.

Students are encouraged to complete some regular revison. Opportunites like the schools homework Centre and ixl maths are useful places to  help with revision in Mathematics

If your son/daughter has not been bringing a calculator to school for use during their Mathematics lessons they are at a huge disadvantage to their peers.

 

The Mathematics Faculty recommends that all students use a CASIO fx-82 plus calculator. These calculators may be purchased from the school canteen for $35. The CASIO fx-82 plus is very user friendly and caters for all students from Years 7 to 12.

 

All calculators may be submitted to the Mathematics Faculty to have the student's name engraved on the back.

Year 9 Scope and Sequence (pdf 200 KB)

 

 An explanation of Mathematics Stages 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Stage

Past and present experience in Stages 4 and 5

Future direction for Stage 6 and beyond

5.3

These are optional topics which contain challenging material for students who will complete all of Stage 5.3 during Years 9 and 10.

These topics are intended for students who are aiming to study mathematics at the very highest level in Stage 6 and beyond.

5.3

Capable students who rapidly grasp new concepts should go beyond 5.2 and study at a more advanced level with these additional topics.

Students who have completed 5.1, 5.2 and 5.2 and 5.3 are generally well prepared for a calculus-based Stage 6 Mathematics course.

5.3

These topics are recommended for students who will complete all the 5.1 and 5.2 content and have time to cover some additional material.

These topics are intended for students aiming to complete a calculus-based mathematics course in Stage 6.

5.2

A typical student should be able to complete all the 5.1 and 5.2 material by the end of Year 10. If possible, students should also cover some 5.3 topics.

Students who have completed 5.1 and 5.2 without any 5.3 material typically find it difficult to complete a calculus-based Stage 6 Mathematics course.

5.2

These topics are recommended for students who will complete all the 5.1 content and have time to cover some additional material.

These topics are intended for students aiming to complete a non-calculus course in Stage 6, such as Mathematics General.

5.1

Stage 5.1 contains compulsory material for all students in Years 9 and 10. Some students will be able to complete these topics very quickly. Others may need additional time to master the basics.

Students who have completed 5.1 without any 5.2 or 5.3 material have very limited options in Stage 6 Mathematics.

4

Some students require revision and consolidation of Stage 4 material prior to tackling Stage 5 topics.