10 mustknow 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 twoweek period in January and a twoweek 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 multiplechoice and openresponse, 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 
Timeallowed 

Part A 
14 Multiplechoice + 4 written response  60 minutes 
Part B 
14 Multiplechoice + 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
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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 firstdegree equations
 Word problems involving firstdegree 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 Slopeyintercept 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, yintercept, 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 Slopeintercept form (y = mx + b)
 Graph lines in Slopepoint form
 Graph lines using xintercept and yintercept
 Find the equation of a line from its slope and yintercept; 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 twodimensional 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!