Curriculum

Overview

Our Approach

Our mission is to help every student who studies our courses enjoy learning math and become more successful.

Our courses follow the Ontario Ministry of Education Mathematics Curriculum Guidelines and are designed to be used as a supporting resource for students and teachers. We do not grant credits towards a high school diploma.

MathWiz is simple to use and ideal for Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom. The Learning, Teaching and Class Management Tools empower students to be involved in directing their own learning and teachers to differentiate instruction.

We believe that teachers are paramount to fostering a learning environment where students can exercise their inquisitive minds and collaborate to understand concepts and their use. Our courses make every attempt to meet the mathematical processes that students are expected to learn, recognizing at the same time though, the limitations of online learning.

MathWiz helps students improve their understanding of concepts and problem-solving skills but it is up to the classroom experience to complete the learning process. The use of manipulatives, group projects and the inquiry model of thinking are strategies that can be more fully developed with the teacher in class.

The MathWiz Classroom

This is where you can watch and listen to our lessons. They are voiced animations and not videos of a teacher at a blackboard or hand-writing with a stylus pen. Navigation through the lessons is very easy and visually appealing.

You can view the Classroom and all of the lessons with Create Account or see some demo lessons using the View Demo Video button below.

The Try MathWiz page also has Guest Access links for students and teachers that do not require a login. This is a quick way of watching the demo lessons in the Classroom, sample Study Guides and some of the other Learning and Class Management Tools.

Each lesson is 5-15 minutes long and includes theory, model solutions to sample problems and practical applications. They come with Study Guide questions to reinforce the ideas presented and online multiple-choice practice problems that help apply the concepts learned.

Progress reports track completion of the practice problems that come with each lesson. They can be used by the teacher as formative evaluation or diagnostic data to help bridge gaps in understanding of ideas or skill development.

There are many ways to use MathWiz. They are listed on the Teaching Tools for the Teacher page.

Grade 9 Academic Math Curriculum

The MathWiz curriculum is based on the most recent Ontario Ministry Of Education Guidelines published in 2005.

The four course strands which represent the broader curriculum areas are: Number Sense and Algebra, Linear Relations, Analytic Geometry, and Measurement and Geometry. They are organized into 6 units of study. Each unit contains approximately 10 lessons which cover all of the topics or at the very least the large majority of them. Updates and additions are continuously being made as needed.

Please Note

Completed units of study as of Sep 1, 2016:   Polynomials, Linear Equations, Linear Relations (just one lesson left) and Coordinate Geometry

Units currently under development:  Measurement and Geometry - lessons for these units are being uploaded during the semester as soon as they are completed.

Polynomials

  • Introduction
  • Powers and Exponents
  • Algebra Basics
  • Product Rule
  • Power Rule
  • Quotient Rule
  • Simplify using All Rules
  • Collect Like Terms
  • Distributive Property
  • Simplify Polynomials
  • Extension Topics

Linear Equations

  • Introduction
  • Solve by Estimation
  • One Step Equations
  • Two Step Equations
  • Equations with Brackets
  • Equations with Fractions
  • Multi Step Equations
  • Formula Rearrangement
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Word Problems

Linear Relations

  • Introduction
  • Scatter Plots
  • Line of Best Fit
  • First Differences
  • Linear Relations
  • Direct Variation
  • Partial Variation
  • Point of Intersection
  • Distance Time Graphs

Coordinate Geometry

  • Introduction
  • Coordinate Plane
  • Slope of a Line
  • Slope-intercept Form of a Linear Relation
  • Equation of a Straight Line
  • Standard Form of a Linear Relation
  • Parallel Lines
  • Perpendicular Lines
  • Intersecting Lines
  • Equations of Straight Lines
  • Non-linear Relations

Measurement

  • Introduction
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Composite 2D Shapes
  • Prisms
  • Pyramids
  • The Cylinder
  • The Cone
  • The Sphere
  • Composite 3D Figures
  • Optimization: Rectangle
  • Optimization: Prism
  • Optimization: Cylinder

Geometry

  • Introduction
  • Angle Properties
  • Triangles and Angles
  • Quadrilaterals and Angles
  • Polygons and Angles
  • Geometry Applications
  • Verify Geometric Properties
  • Similar Triangles
  • Circles and Angles

Grade 10 Academic Math Curriculum

The MathWiz curriculum is based on the most recent Ontario Ministry Of Education Guidelines published in 2005.

The three course strands which represent the broader curriculum areas are: Analytic Geometry and Linear Systems, Quadratic Relations and Algebra, and Trigonometry. They are organized into 6 units of study. Each unit contains approximately 10 lessons which cover all of the topics or at the very least the large majority of them. Updates and additions are continuously being made as needed.

Linear Systems

  • Introduction
  • Slope-intercept Form
  • Standard Form
  • Solve by Graphing
  • Solve by Substitution
  • Solve by Elimination A
  • Solve by Elimination B
  • Solve by Elimination C
  • Money Problems
  • Mixture Problems
  • Motion Problems

Analytic Geometry

  • Introduction
  • Slope-Point Form
  • Midpoint Formula
  • Distance Formula
  • Applications of Lines
  • Properties of Shapes
  • Triangle Special Lines
  • Triangle Properties
  • Quadrilateral Properties
  • Circle Equations
  • Circle Properties

Algebra

  • Introduction
  • Collect Like Terms
  • Exponent Rules
  • Algebra Tiles
  • Distributive Property
  • Multiplying Binomials
  • Common Factoring
  • Simple Trinomials
  • Complex Trinomials
  • Perfect Squares
  • Difference of Squares
  • Multi-stage Factoring

Quadratic Relation

  • Introduction
  • Quadratics Intro
  • Finite Differences
  • Parabola Characteristics
  • Vertex Form
  • Vertex by Symmetry
  • Completing the Square
  • Vertical Stretches
  • Translations
  • All Transformations
  • Vertex Applications A
  • Vertex Applications B

Quadratic Equation

  • Introduction
  • Solve by Graphing
  • Solve by Factoring
  • Solve by Rooting A
  • Solve by Rooting B
  • Quadratic Formula
  • The Discriminant
  • Graphing Key Points
  • Key Points Problems
  • Quadratic Applications

Trigonometry

  • Introduction
  • Similar Triangles
  • Similar Triangle Problems
  • Tangent Ratio
  • Sine and Cosine Ratios
  • Right Triangle Problems
  • Two Triangle Problems
  • Sine Law
  • Sine Law Applications
  • Cosine Law
  • Cosine Law Applications