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The following software is required for all courses:

Please note that PCs are the recommended (and supported) computers for AMDEC's eLearning courses.

Course prerequisites and required texts/materials are identified in the course descriptions.
Required texts/materials are not supplied by AMDEC.

Grade 9 Courses: 2017-18

BTT1O

Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9, Open

ENG1D

English, Grade 9, Academic

ENG1P

FSF1P

Core French, Grade 9, Applied

MFM1P

Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied

MPM1D

Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic

 

BTT1O
Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9, Open

This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

Prerequisite: None
Required Textbook: None
Required Hardware/Software: A PC running Windows or a MAC running MACOS
Word processing, Spreadsheets, Database - LibreOffice(freeware) or Microsoft Office
Desktop publishing - Scribus(freeware) or Microsoft Publisher
Image Editing - GIMP(freeware)
Animation - Synfig (freeware)


(Note: Lesson materials are written for OpenOffice and Scribus. If you choose to use Microsoft Office you may be required to learn the use of certain functions and operations on your own.)

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ENG1D
English, Grade 9, Academic

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Prerequisite: None
Required Texts/Supplies:

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ENG1P
English, Grade 9, Applied

This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Prerequisite:
None
Required Texts/Supplies:

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FSF1P
Core French, Grade 9, Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations,with a focus on everyday topics, and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will continue to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills introduced in the elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Prerequisite:
Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent
Required Textbooks: None
Required Supplies: 

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MFM1P
Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to introductory algebra, proportional reasoning, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will investigate real-life examples to develop various representations of linear relations, and will determine the connections between the representations. They will also explore certain relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite:
None
Note: Students who have not successfully completed Grade 8 Math (Ontario curriculum) may be required to complete a diagnostic assessment before registering to determine eligibility.
Required Textbook: None
Required Hardware/Software: Students must have the ability to submit their work as a PDF file.

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MPM1D
Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: None
Note: Students who have not successfully completed Grade 8 Math (Ontario curriculum) may be required to complete a diagnostic assessment before registering to determine eligibility.
Required Textbook:
None
Required Hardware/Software: Geometer's Sketchpad is used (instructions for downloading and using are contained in the course).
Students must have the ability to submit their work as a PDF file.

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