Study Guide: Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Math (MPM1D)

10 must-know facts about ON Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics (MPM1D)

1. All students who are in grade 9 and live in Ontario are all required to take EQAO’s tests.
2. EQAO assessments of math take place in a two-week period in January and a two-week period in late May and early June.
3. 1 out of every 6 grade 9 students failed the EQAO assessment of math!
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Don’t memorize all the formulas and equations! You will be provided with a formula sheet during the exam.
7. Calculators are required to write the exam.
8. You will receive EQAO’s individual student report from school in September of the next school year.
9. The mark from the assessment is worth up to 30% of your Math 9 final mark varying among schools.
10. 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 Time-allowed Part A 14 Multiple-choice + 4 written response 60 minutes Part B 14 Multiple-choice + 4 written response 60 minutes Part C 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?
 Topics No. of Questions A: Measurement 15 B: Algebra and Number 18 C: Relations and Functions 27

Descriptions of topics

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
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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