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Year 9 Resource Pack Contents

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English, maths & stats, science, wellbeing, workbooks and stationery is being distributed in this pack.

Contents of the year 9 resource pack including books and stationery

Year 9 English Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on Level 4 English from The New Zealand Curriculum. It features brief, clearly explained theory and includes examples and activities.

The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.

There are suggested answers included for activities. The workbook covers:

  • Formal writing skills
  • Creative writing skills
  • Key language skills
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Studying poetry
  • Studying a novel
  • Close reading of written texts
  • Studying a film
  • Understanding visual language
  • Developing speaking skills

An example activity for Studying Poetry involves identifying the alliteration and assonance within a selection of sentences (eg “She sells sea shells”). In another activity, learners are challenged to describe what is occurring in a sentence (eg “The wind skipped and danced around the tree and swept the bird into the dance”) without using personification in their explanation.

Year 9 Mathematics and Statistics Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on Level 4 Mathematics and Statistics from The New Zealand Curriculum. It features brief, clearly explained theory and includes examples and activities.

The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.

There are suggested answers included for activities.

The workbook covers:

Number and Algebra

  • Whole numbers
  • Integers
  • Fractions, ratios and rates
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Patterns and graphs
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Algebraic equations
  • Geometry and Measurement
    • Practical measurement
    • Length and perimeter
    • Area
    • Solids and volume
    • Angles and shapes
    • Transformations and symmetry

Statistics

  • Statistical investigations
  • Displaying data
  • Statistical measures
  • Probability

An example activity for Whole Numbers is to write numbers that are written out as words (eg 2 million, 178 thousand, four hundred and twenty-seven) or complex equations in compact form. In statistics the learner might be asked to display data using different types of statistical graphs.

Year 9 Science Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on Level 4 Science from The New Zealand Curriculum. It features brief, clearly explained theory and includes examples and activities

The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.

There are suggested answers included for activities.

This workbook covers:

Living world

  • Life processes
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Material world
    • Properties and changes of matter
    • The structure of matter
    • Chemistry and society

Physical world

  • Energy
  • Light
  • Heat
  • Sound
  • Planet Earth and beyond
    • Earth systems
    • Astronomical systems

Level 5 Wellbeing and Relationships Learning Workbook

This workbook is based on The New Zealand Curriculum and designed to support student learning in health education across years 9 and 10. It has a number of activities and reading and writing tasks, based on those used in recent classroom programmes.

The book is for writing in and learners can pick the activities they want to do.

There are sample responses and answers included for activities.

The workbook covers friendships and relationships, bullying, and change and stress.

Year 9-10 Maths booklet

This booklet has maths-based activities. For example, Gaseous Problem supports learners to interpret information presented in graphs, and make statements about a problem using evidence from data displays. The data is based on the percentage, type and source of emissions in New Zealand and is presented in pie chart and line graphs. Learners are asked to interpret each graph to either support or refute a newspaper headline (“Impact of cows on global warming just hot air”).

The learner needs to be supported to do the activities. There are guiding questions for parents and whānau included for each activity.

Each activity starts with some notes for the parents and whānau that outlines the purpose of the task.

The types of stationery that would be useful for this book includes pens, pencils, an eraser and a ruler.

Stationery Provided

Three pens: Blue, Black, Red 
One pencil and one eraser
One sharpener
One ruler
Coloured pencils
1B4 exercise book and 100 Leaf Value writing pad