The study of Mathematics is integral in order to function as a contributing citizen and life-long learner in today's society. Our department's goal is to instill students with an appreciation for Mathematics and prepare them with the necessary mathematical and literacy skills necessary for their selected post-secondary pathway.

Grade 9 Math Options

Grade 9 Academic Math (MPM 1D1) 

Academic courses develop students' knowledge and skills through the study of theory and abstract problems. These courses focus on the essential concepts of a subject and explore related concepts a swell. They incorporate practical applications as appropriate.

Profile of the Learner in Academic Mathematics

  • The student is working at Grade 8 curriculum and is meeting the expectations in all strands with success
  • The student is ready for higher level abstract thinking and reasoning
  • The student possesses the learning skills, work habits and the time management skills to achieve success
Grade 9 Applied Math (MFM 1P1) 

Applied courses focus on the essential concepts of a subject, and develop students' knowledge and skills through practical applications and concrete examples. Familiar situations are used to illustrate ideas, and students are given more opportunities to experience hands-on applications of the concepts and theories they study. 

Profile of the Learner in Applied Mathematics

  • The student is working at Grade 8 curriculum but would benefit from more time consolidating key concepts
        and skills in mathematics
  • The student would benefit from learning through hands-on activities and the use of concrete examples
  • Learning skills and work habits and additionally, time management skills and homework completion, require
        further development.
Grade 9 Locally Developed Math (MAT 1L1) 

LDCC courses focus on developing and consolidating key foundational mathematical concepts and skills by solving authentic, everyday problems. Students have opportunities to further develop their mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical math activities

Profile of the Learner in Locally Developed Mathematics

  • Working at grade 6 curriculum (or below) with significant gaps in knowledge, conceptual understanding, and
        math skills
  • The student would develop and enhance strategies that they need to further their mathematical literacy skills
        and the confidence to use these skills in their day-to-day lives
  • Would benefit from further development of learning skills and work habits to help achieve success in Grade 9
        and beyond



Math contests

At Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, students from all grades have the opportunity to enroll in mathematics contests to extend their mathematical repertoire beyond the school curriculum. Information on past contest papers and registration deadlines are available at the University of Waterloo and Math League.

Math resources

The following math resources are available to help you achieve success.

  • Online homework help for Math (Grade 7 to 10 students only). Online tutoring is available Sunday to Thursday
         from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Gizmo for online interactive math games.
  • Math Wiz is an online Grade 10 Academic Resource.

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