10 must-know facts about ON Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics (MPM1D)
- All students who are in grade 9 and live in Ontario are all required to take EQAO’s tests.
- EQAO assessments of math take place in a two-week period in January and a two-week period in late May and early June.
- 1 out of every 6 grade 9 students failed the EQAO assessment of math!
- The questions on grade 9 EQAO are written in specific key words! Make sure you know what they mean and what kind of answers they are looking for.
- The layout of the booklet has changed in 2015! You need to write all your answers, both multiple-choice and open-response, in a separate booklet. NOTHING written in the question booklets will be graded.
- Don’t memorize all the formulas and equations! You will be provided with a formula sheet during the exam.
- Calculators are required to write the exam.
- You will receive EQAO’s individual student report from school in September of the next school year.
- The mark from the assessment is worth up to 30% of your Math 9 final mark varying among schools.
- Results are reported based the province’s four levels. Level 3 means “meeting the provincial standard” and corresponds to 70 – 79%.
How will it look like?
Types of Questions
|14 Multiple-choice + 4 written response||60 minutes|
|14 Multiple-choice + 4 written response||60 minutes|
|Questionnaire||10 – 15 minutes|
*You will also be given formula sheet. (So you don’t need to memorize all the formulas!)
What will it cover?
No. of Questions
|B: Algebra and Number||18|
|C: Relations and Functions||27|
Descriptions of topics
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A: Number sense and Algebra
A1 – Operations of exponents
- Write exponents as a single power and evaluate
- Multiply and divide monomials
- Simplify using power of a power law
A2 – Manipulate expressions and Solve equations
- Estimate and calculate rational numbers in decimal form
- Estimate and calculate rational numbers in fraction form
- Simplify ratios in lowest terms using ratio notation
- Find the unit rate
- Find the missing value in proportions
- Inverse operation of squaring and take square root
- Add and subtract polynomials
- Multiply polynomials by monomials
- Divide polynomials by monomials
- Use algebra tiles to solve polynomials
- Solve first-degree equations
- Word problems involving first-degree equations
B: Linear Relations
B1 – Use data management to investigate relationships
- Understand linear relation graphs
- Hypothesize, design, perform and predict outcomes of experiments involving two variables
B2 – Understand characteristics of linear relations
- Graph linear relations
- Create tables of values to represent linear relations
- Partial variation and direct variations
- Find the equation of the line of best fit for a scatter plot
B3 – Connect various representations of linear relations
- Solve linear equations
- Read linear relation graphs
- Determine the method of representation of a linear relations
C: Analytic Geometry
C1 – Investigate the relationship between the equation of a relation and the shape of its graph
- Identify the equation of a line in Slope-y-intercept form: y = mx + b
- Express the equation of a mine in General form: Ax + By = C
C2 – Investigate the properties of slope
- Express the slope of a line in Slope equation
- Determine the slope of a line using “rise and run” method
- Graph a linear function using “rate of change”
- Determine the slope, y-intercept, domain and range of a linear function
- Determine if two lines are perpendicular or parallel lines
C3 – Use the properties of linear relations to solve problems
- Graph lines in Slope-intercept form (y = mx + b)
- Graph lines in Slope-point form
- Graph lines using x-intercept and y-intercept
- Find the equation of a line from its slope and y-intercept; slope and a point; and two points
- Application of linear function
D: Measurement and Geometry
D1 – Investigate the optimal values of measurements
- Find the minimum and maximum surface area of a rectangle with a given perimeter (forthcoming in grade 11)
- How change in the surface area affects the volume and vice versa
- Word problems involving minimum and maximum dimensions of geometric shapes
D2 – Solve problems involving perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
- Find the length of a right triangle using Pythagorean theorem
- Applications of Pythagorean theorem
- Word problems related to areas and perimeters of two-dimensional figures
- Find the surface and volume of pyramids
- Find the surface and volume of cones
- How to find the surface area and volume of right cylinders
- How to find the surface area and volume of right prisms
- How to find the surface area and volume of spheres
D3 – Investigate and apply geometric relationships
- Properties and relationships of the interior and exterior angles of polygons
- Word problems related to geometric properties
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- Think you are ready for the assessment? Test yourself on these EQAO’s sample exam questions on the Education Quality and Accountability Office website!
- EQAO’s tests in Math only take place twice a year. Check out the test administration schedule to create a better study plan.
- You can find the curriculum of Principles of Mathematics, grade 9, Academic (MPM1D) on Ministry of Education website.
For those from BC, we also have a Study Guide for Grade 10 Math Provincial Exam in BC for you. Or if you are from Alberta, not to worry, we have tailored this Study Guide for Grade 9 Math Achievement Test (PAT) in Alberta just for you too!