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1.3 Focus on Connecting
Making Connections (30.0K)
1.4 Focus on Representing
Using numbers, graphs, algebra, and diagrams to represent mathematical situations (22.0K)
1.5 Focus on Selecting Tools and Computational Strategies
Selecting tools and strategies: calculators, physical models, graph paper and computers (23.0K) 
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Chapter 2 Relations
2.1 Hypotheses and Sources of Data
Hypotheses, primary and secondary data (19.0K) 2.2 Sampling Principles
Populations, samples and random sampling (17.0K) Sampling methods and bias (21.0K)
2.3 Use Scatter Plots to Analyse Data
Scatter plots, dependent and independent variables, and outliers (46.0K) 2.4 Trends, Interpolation, and Extrapolation
Finding patterns and trends, interpolating data, and extrapolating data (30.0K) 2.5 Linear and NonLinear Relations
Linear and nonlinear relations, and the line of best fit (30.0K) 2.6 DistanceTime Graphs
Drawing and interpreting distancetime graphs (18.0K) 
Video Tutorial: Creating Scatter Plots Fathom™, Excel®, Quattro Pro® Principles of Mathematics 9, Chapter 2, Section 3, Example 2, Page 60 Using Fathom™ (Windows Media) Adding a Trendline Using Excel® (Windows Media) Adding a Trendline Using Quattro Pro® (Windows Media) Adding a Trendline Note: You will need the newest version of the Flash Player plugin to view the animations. 
Video Tutorial: Using a CBR Principles of Mathematics 9, Section 2.6 Investigate A, Page 88 The CBR, or Calculator Based Ranger, can be used with a TI83+ or TI84+ graphing calculator to collect distance and time data. These data are then displayed as a distance versus time graph. This tutorial shows you ● how to connect the CBR to the calculator 2s6 Using a CBR (Windows Media) 
CHAPTER 2 RELATIONS
Section 2.4
7. The table shows the number of music singles, cassettes, and CDs sold in Canada between 1998 and 2004.  
Trends in Recording Sales  
The Canadian Recording Industry Association charts the sales of various formats of recorded music every month. Click on “archives” for previous tables, some of which include cassette sales. ( http://www.cria.ca/stats.php ) 

10. The Club of Rome is a group of scientists, teachers, economists, and others who study world issues.  
The Limits to Growth  
This is an abstract, or summary, of the original book, written by the authors. It is challenging reading, but you may be able to get a good idea of the authors’ predictions by skimming it. ( http://www.clubofrome.org/docs/limits.rtf ) 

Beyond the Limits to Growth  
In this update of the Limits to Growth book, the authors explain why they now feel that their predictions are coming true much earlier than they had originally thought. ( http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC32/Meadows.htm ) 

CHAPTER 4 EQUATIONS
Section 4.1, Example 1, Method 2  
A Balanced Solution  
Have fun balancing out the elements of the equation in this interactive model. ( http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_324_g_3_t_2.html ) 

CHAPTER 6 ANALYSING LINEAR RELATIONS
Chapter 6 Opener  
The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site  
Click on “Getting Started” for lots of information about geocaching, including frequently asked questions. At “Hide and Seek a Cache,” you can enter your postal code to find geocaches in your area. ( http://www.geocaching.com/ ) 

CHAPTER 7 GEOMETRIC RELATIONS
Section 7.1
 
Make a 3D Hexaflexagon  
Follow the instructions and copy the template to make this hexaflexagon. ( http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/geometry/hexaflexagon/instructions.shtml ) 

The Fabulous Flexagons  
You can scroll down to the instructions for hexaflexagons or start with the triflexagons at the top of the page. ( http://www.murderousmaths.co.uk/games/flex/flexmake.htm ) 

Section 7.3  
Polygon Properties  
Do you know what a myriagon is? Find out on this page, which gives you all the names for polygon parts and different types of polygons. ( http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/polygons.htm ) 

Question 19  
Great Buildings  
You have lots of choice at this alphabetical list of famous buildings. Look at the ones that interest you, or do an advanced search for “polygon” in one of the descriptive categories. ( http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings.html ) 

Section 7.4  
The Sierpinski Triangle  
Follow the steps on this Web site to make a Sierpinski triangle. Use the links at the bottom of the page and on the side menu if you want more information. ( http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractals ) 

CHAPTER 8 MEASUREMENT RELATIONSHIPS
Section 8.1 Investigate B
 
An Interactive Proof of Pythagoras’ Theorem  
In this Java applet, watch the Pythagorean theorem unfolding before your eyes as you read the description of what is happening. ( http://www.sunsite.ubc.ca/LivingMathematics/V001N01/UBCExamples/Pythagoras/pythagoras.html ) 

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3.1 Build Algebraic Models Using Concrete Materials
Length Models With Algebra Tiles (32.0K) 3.2 Work With Exponents
Powers as Repeated Multiplication (11.0K) 3.3 Discover the Exponent Laws
Multiplying Powers With the Same Base (16.0K) 3.4 Communicate With Algebra
Terms and Polynomials (23.0K) 3.5 Collect Like Terms
Identifying Like Terms (16.0K) 3.6 Add and Subtract Polynomials
Adding Polynomials (17.0K) 3.7 The Distributive Property
Expanding Using the Distributive Property (35.0K) 
Video Tutorial: Using Virtual Algebra Tiles Principles of Mathematics 9, Use Technology, Page 140 The Geometer's Sketchpad includes a premade sketch Algebra Tiles.gsp that allows you to work with virtual algebra tiles on your computer screen. This video tutorial shows you how to ● open the virtual algebra tiles sketch Virtual Algebra Tiles Tutorial (Windows Media) Note: You will need the newest version of the Flash Player plugin to view the animations. 
Video Tutorial: Computer Algebra Systems Principles of Mathematics 9, Chapter 3 Algebra Systems, Page 170 CAS001 Turnon Clear (Windows Media) 
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4.1 Solve Simple Equations
Solving OneStep Equations and Checking (59.0K) Solving TwoStep Equations and Checking (47.0K) 4.2 Solve MultiStep Equations
Solving an Equation Involving Multiple Terms and Checking (48.0K) Solving an Equation Involving Brackets and Checking (48.0K) 4.3 Solve Equations Involving Fractions
Solving Equations Involving Fractions (49.0K) 4.4 Modelling With Formulas
Rearranging Formulas to Isolate Variables (27.0K) 4.5 Modelling With Algebra
Using Algebraic Modelling to Solve Problems (30.0K) 
Video Tutorial: Modelling
Using The Geometer's Sketchpad®
Principles of Mathematics 9, Section 4.5 Example 3, Page 224
The Geometer's Sketchpad® can be used to model realworld situations. The dynamic nature of the software lets you adjust parameters in real time to achieve the desired results. This tutorial shows you
??? how to create the model of the garden
??? how to use the transform menu to lock the ratios of sides
??? how to measure lengths and areas
4s5 Example 3 (Windows Media)
4s5 Example 3 Macromedia Flash
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5.1 Direct Variation
Direct Variation: Equations and Graphs (38.0K) 5.2 Partial Variation
Partial Variation: Equations and Graphs (43.0K) 5.3. Slope
Finding the Slope of a Line Segment
Finding the Slope of a Line Segment (29.0K) 5.4. Slope as a Rate of Change
Solving Problems Involving Slope as a Rate of Change (40.0K) 5.5. First Differences
Finding First Differences, Linear and NonLinear Relations (37.0K) 5.6 Connecting Variation, Slope, and First Differences
Finite Differences, Constant of Variation, and Slope (36.0K) The Rule of Four (27.0K) 
Video Tutorial: Direct Variation
using Fathom™
Principles of Mathematics 9, Section 5.1 Example 2, Page 240
Fathom™ dynamic statistical software can be used to analyse data using a linear model. This tutorial shows you
??? how to create attributes and enter the data
??? how to generate a scatter plot of the data
??? how to add a line of best fit, or least squares line, to your graph
5s1 Example 2 (Windows Media)
5s1 Example 2 Macromedia Flash
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6.1 The Equation of a Line in Slope yIntercept Form: y = mx + b
The Equation of a Line in Slope yIntercept Form: y = mx + b Vertical and Horizontal Lines (29.0K) 6.2 The Equation of a Line in Standard Form: Ax + By + C = 0
Converting an Equation of a Line from Standard Form to Slope yIntercept Form (32.0K) 6.3 Graph a Line Using Intercepts
Graphing a Line Using Intercepts (27.0K) 6.4 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Slope Relations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines (35.0K) 6.5 Find an Equation for a Line Given the Slope and a Point
Finding an Equation for a Line Given the Slope and a Point (30.0K) 6.6 Find an Equation for a Line Given Two Points
Finding an Equation for a Line Given Two Points (28.0K) 6.7 Linear Systems
Solving Linear Systems Graphically (30.0K) 
Video Tutorial: Explore Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Principles of Mathematics 9, Chapter 6 Use Technology, Page 323 The Geometer's Sketchpad® can be used to graph equations, and then, dynamically explore the parameters that affect the graph. The dynamic nature of the software lets you adjust parameters in real time to achieve the desired results. This tutorial shows you ● how to graph an equation 6 Use Technology (Windows Media) 
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7.1 Angle Relationships in Triangles
Interior and Exterior Angle Relationships for Triangles (61.0K)
7.2 Angle Relationships in Quadrilaterals
Interior and Exterior Angle Relationships in a Quadrilateral (32.0K)
7.3 Angle Relationships in Polygons
Interior and Exterior Angle Relationships in Polygons (33.0K)
7.4 Midpoints and Medians in Triangles
Midpoint and Median Properties in a Triangle (46.0K)
7.5 Midpoints and Diagonals in Quadrilaterals
Midpoint and Diagonal Properties of Quadrilaterals (68.0K) 
Video Tutorial: Measuring the Exterior Angles of a Triangle
using CabriJr® on a Graphing Calculator
Principles of Mathematics 9, Section 7.1 Investigate, Page 366
CabriJr® can be used on a TI83+ or TI84+ graphing calculator to construct dynamic geometry sketches. This tutorial shows you
??? how to start CabriJr® and clear the screen
??? how to draw a triangle with exterior angles
??? how to measure the exterior angles
??? how to calculate the sum of the exterior angles
7s1 Investigate (Windows Media)
7s1 Investigate Macromedia Flash
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8.1 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem (30.0K)
8.1 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem
Problem Solving Using the Pythagorean Theorem (34.0K)
8.2 Perimeter and Area of Composite Figures
Determining the Area and Perimeter of Composite Figures (47.0K)
8.3 Surface Area and Volume of Prisms and Pyramids
Surface Area and Volume of Prisms and Pyramids (45.0K)
8.4 Surface Area of a Cone
Surface Area of a Cone (32.0K)
8.5 Volume of a Cone
Volume of a Cone (34.0K)
8.6 Surface Area of a Sphere
Surface Area of a Sphere (38.0K)
8.7 Volume of a Sphere
Volume of a Sphere (41.0K) 
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9.1 Investigate Measurement Concepts
Investigate Measurement Concepts (32.0K)
9.2 Perimeter and Area Relationships of a Rectangle
Perimeter and Area Relationships of a Rectangle: Optimization (25.0K)
9.3 Minimize the Surface Area of a SquareBased Prism
Minimizing the Surface Area of a SquareBased Prism (38.0K)
9.4 Maximize the Volume of a SquareBased Prism
Maximizing the Volume of a SquareBased Prism (42.0K)
9.5 Maximize the Volume of a Cylinder
Maximizing the Volume of a Cylinder with a Given Surface Area (43.0K)
9.6 Minimize the Surface Area of a Cylinder
Minimizing the Surface Area of a Cylinder with a Given Volume (40.0K) 