Unit 1 Square Roots and Surface Area  Lesson 1: Squares and Square Roots Introduces students to the concept of squaring and taking the square root of a number. A direct connections with a square's area to its sides is developed to aid in the understanding of the operations of squaring and taking the square root. Students can access a screencast reviewing several of the core concepts at any point throughout the lesson.
Lesson 2: Square Roots of NonPerfect Squares Students will explore more closely the concept of square roots, but will specifically look at the square roots of nonperfect squares.
Lesson 3: Surface Area exploration Students will explore the construction of a variety of 3D composite shapes through the 3D construction software program 3D Sketchup. Begin the lesson with a brief introduction to the sketchup program and work with students through an introductory activity, before setting them up on the task of building and analyzing a 3D model of a doghouse.

Unit 2 Powers and Exponent Laws  Lesson 1: Powers & Exponents Introduction Students will explore a fundamental application of exponents by exploring the measurement of 2 inches as the sole dimension for length, area, and volume. Students will create and publish diagrams for lengths, areas, and volumes using the app ShowMe. Cubealinks may be used as a supplemental resource, but are not a requirement.
Lesson 2: Applications of Exponents Students will congregate in pairs and select an application of exponents that exists in today's working world. Students are to prepare a presentation (with several necessary components) about their application of choice using Google Slides. Upon completion, each pairing will present their work to the class, thus exploring a variety of exponent applications.

Unit 3 Rational Numbers  Lesson 1: Adding Fractions Introduction Using Fraction Blocks and Sketchup 3D design software, students will learn about representing fractions visually/concretely, and the fundamentals of adding/subtracting fractions. Students will create a digital model of solving a fraction addition problem, and publish their results to the Sketchup 3D database.
Lesson 2: Applications and Sport Students will make connections between their favourite sport and the mathematics that goes into playing the game, keeping statistics, building the playing space, constructing the equipment, etc.. By analyzing the mathematics in basketball, students will see a variety of connections from measurement to statistics.

Unit 4 Linear Relations  Introduction to Linear Relations Students explore patterns in a variety of contexts and come to define a linear relationship between variables. Students are introduced into the multiple representations of relationships that we will be using throughout the unit.
Linear and NonLinear Relations Students explore a variety of patterns and relationships, and learn to distinguish between linear and nonlinear phenomena. Students further develop their ability to represent relationships in a variety of ways including tables of values, graphs, equations, and through the english language.
Linear Applications Students explore the application of linear relations in a variety of contexts. Students will focus on a simple business that applies a linear model to determine its revenue. Students will use this model to help them project revenue for this business and begin to develop their own ideas for applying linear relationships to business analysis.

Unit 5 Polynomials  Intro to Polynomials Students will explore the basic mathematical skills which will be applied throughout Unit 5. Students will view a series of online tutorials through khan academy, before taking a selfassessment and moving on in preparation to apply their knowledge.
Intro to Polynomials Screencast
Polynomials Area Project Using polynomial algebra and basic measurement mathematics, students will engage in a project whose goal is to determine the entire area of a (hypothetical) mall floor. Students will use this area to determine the total cost of buying/laying tile.

Unit 6 Linear Equations and Inequalities  English to Math Students explore the relationship between the english language and the mathematics used to represent it. Students come to learn that there are often different interpretations in written or spoken word, however there can only be one interpretation of mathematical language.
Single Step Equations Students will view a series of tutorial videos working through the steps to solve singlestep equations. Students will use the app ShowMe to demonstrate their knowledge of solving single step equations to share with the class.
Solving SingleStep Equations 1 Screencast Solving SingleStep Equations 2 Screencast Solving SingleStep Equations 3 Screencast

Unit 7 Similarities and Transformations  Indirect Measurement Students will use their height and their shadow to solve for the height of unknown objects around the schoolyard. Students will be engaged in the process of using similar triangles to solve indirect measurement problems. Be sure to do this activity on a nice sunny day!
Reflections Students will explore the concept of reflections and lines of symmetry through the use of a variety of online interactive programs. A sufficient number of classroom/personal digital devices is required to run.
Scale model of School Students will break into small groups and embark on a project to create a full scale model of their school. First, students sketch a scale model of a room they've been assigned. Secondly, they create a digital 3D model of their component using SketchUp 3D construction software. Thirdly, students piece together all of the different components created by the different groups in the class.
Symmetry Students explore the concepts of reflective and rotational symmetry through a number of interactive online applets. Students engage in an activity analyzing symmetry of the letters of the alphabet before getting artistic and using rotational symmetry to create their own artwork.

Unit 8 Geometry  CircleProperties Guide Students will use the online platform of Google Slides to create a Math guide that will include all of the circle geometry properties outlined for the Unit. Each entry in the guide must include welllabelled diagrams, written explanations, and an application.

Unit 9 Probability and Statistics  Probability and Gaming Students explore a number of games played at a typical casino or fair, and analyze the probabilities associated with 'winning' the game. Students come to the conclusion that the odds are not in the player's favour, and set out to create their own game with similar odds.
Statistical Argument Students explore the 'use' of statistics to help prove an argument, from either side. Students will play the role of lawyer (mathematically inclined) and try to prove a difficult argument by selectively using statistics, and representing data in such a way as to prove the point on their agenda.
Online Polling Students will using online polling software PollEverything to create and run a 10 question survey with their class. Students will analyze the pros and cons of surveying in such a manner, and will explore some different biases that could arise from such a survey style.
