Our first math 9 Midterm is coming up on November 4th, and it will cover all three units we have completed to far. This is a major test worth 10% of the final grade for grade 9, so it is important to learn how to staudy for large test like this one! Here are some suggestions and resources for studying:

**Practice Tests:**In class I will be giving you 3 practice tests - one for each of the 3 units. These are made to give you a good idea of the kinds of questions to expect on the midterm. Make sure to work through these questions, use your notes for reference, ask a friend, or ask me for help!

**Review Notes:**Your notebooks are there for you to study from! Read over the notes, and use the foldables to quiz yourself (ask yourself a question before you open the flap to see the answer or example!). When doing a practice test or worksheet, refer back to your notes before you ask for help!

**Concept Videos**(thanks Ms. Davies!): Ms. Davies has made a series of Concept Videos for her classes, and she has allowed me to share them with you. If you are having trouble with a particular topic, or just want to hear it explained again (in probably a slightly different way), then these videos can be really helpful!

Note: The videos usually start with a minute or two of Ms. Davies talking about the homework questions from the textbook that her students are assigned - you can skip or ignore this part.

Here are the links:

Integers

__Powers and Exponents:__

2.1 What is a Power?

2.2 Powers of 10 and the Zero Exponent

2.3 Order of Operations

2.4 Power Laws Part 1

2.5 Power Laws Part 2

__Rational Numbers:__

Intro To Fractions

3.1 Compare and Order Rational Numbers

3.2 Adding Rational Numbers

3.3 Subtracting Rational Numbers

3.4 Multiplying Rational Numbers

3.5 Dividing Rational Numbers

3.6 Order of Operations

__Square Roots: (these videos are from Khan Academy)__

Understanding Square Roots

Estimating Square Roots (Watch only the first 3:30 - then it gets more complex than we need)