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:
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
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)