Mathematics 416 Carrousel 416: Chapter 3

Introduction This document is a tool designed to help give teachers a clear description of what should be covered in Chapter 3 of the Carrousel 4 textbook. The textbook offers more material than can be covered in most regular classes. However, this summary should be seen as a guide only; the amount of time available as well as the students' interests and capabilities will determine the materiel which is covered. Further information about the material is found in the Teacher's Guide. Objectives Covered in Chapter 3 This itinerary covers Objective 1.2: To solve problems dealing with systems of linear relations. Students will be able to use different modes of representation to solve problems dealing with systems of linear relations. They will build on their foundation from Secondary 3 where they studied situations involving a linear dependence between two variables (direct and partial variation). It is important to refer to the MEQ Curriculum document for more details on the objectives of the program (pp. 18 - 19). Time 21% of the year. Comments 1. The prior knowledge that the students will require to work on this objective includes the following: i) Math 216: “To translate one representation of a situation into another.” The use of different modes of representation to examine linear systems is an extension of this objective. “To solve problems than can be expressed as a first-degree equation.” This includes the manipulation of algebraic expressions and the solution of equations. ii) Math 314: “To solve problems related to situations in which a linear relationship exists.” This includes an in-depth study of situations involving direct or partial variation.

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Use contexts which are interesting and pertinent to the students. E.g. comparing competitors’ rates for leasing cars or cell phones, etc. The use of technology such as graphing calculators makes it possible to examine more realistic situations and thus focus on the global objectives. The students can easily produce the graphs of the situations without having to go through complex arithmetic or algebraic manipulations. Algebraically, systems should be solved using the comparison method as all the situations are expressed in the form y = ax + b. Test questions in the Teacher's Guide should be edited to reflect what is pertinent to the objectives of the program and thus what is valued.

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This document has been prepared by Carolyn Gould, Resource Person for MAPCO. It is available on the MAPCO website: www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/mapco/

Mathematics 416 Carrousel 4: Chapter 3
Topic Class 1. From Equality to Equation (pp. 166 - 170) 1.5% Time Homework √ Transformation of Equalities p. 166 Transformation of Equations pp. 167168 Investment 1: 1-6, 8 √ Direct Variation Relations pp. 170171 Partial Variation Relations pp. 171172 Investment 2: 1-4, 8-11, 13 Think Tank p. 175 √ Comparing Linear Relations pp. 176177 Investment 3: 1-3, 7, 8 Think Tank p. 180 √ Making a Table of Values pp. 180-181 Displaying a Table of Values pp 182183 Investment 4: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 Workout 7: 1-15, 17, 19, 23 Pop Quiz √ Lines pp. 193-198 Investment 5: 1, 3, 5-7 Broken Lines pp. 198-199 Investment 6: 1, 3, 4, 6 Investment 1: 7 Think Tank p. 170 Priority 1 Optional Omit

2. Linear Relations (pp. 170 - 175)

1.5%

Investment 2: 5-7, 12

3. Systems of Linear Relations (pp. 176 - 180)

2%

Investment 3: 4*, 5, 6, 9

4. To Solve a System (pp. 180 - 192)

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Investment 4: 3, 6, 8 Think Tank p. 186 Workout 7: 16, 18, 20-22, 24

5. Solving by Graphs (pp. 193 - 202)

4.5%

Investment 5: 2, 4, 8 Think Tank p. 198 Investment 6: 2, 5, 7 Think Tank p. 202

This document has been prepared by Carolyn Gould, Resource Person for MAPCO. It is available on the MAPCO website: www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/mapco/

Mathematics 416 Carrousel 4: Chapter 3
Topic Class 6. Solving by Algebra (pp. 202 - 206) 7. Particular Systems (pp. 207 - 210) 3% Time Homework √ Comparison Method Investment 7: 8, 9 Think Tank p. 206 pp. 202-203 Investment 7: 1-7 Parallel Lines p. 207 Investment 8: 6 Coincident Lines p. Think Tank p. 210 208 Investment 8: 1-5, 7, 8 √ Workout 8: 1-8, 10, 11, 15, 18-20, 27, 28 Pop Quiz p. 227 #13, 6 Workout 8: 9, 1214, 16, 17, 24-26, 29 Pop Quiz p. 227 #4 **Scatter Plots and Lines pp. 211-217 Workout 8: 2123, 30 Pop Quiz 5 Problems with Two Variables pp. 228-231 Priority 1 Optional Omit

1.5%

8. Linear Regression** (pp. 211 - 227)

2.5%

9. Solving Systems with Two Variables*** * This problem should be done as a group.

** This topic is not part of the program. However, it is an interesting topic when done using technology. *** This is an optional topic.

This document has been prepared by Carolyn Gould, Resource Person for MAPCO. It is available on the MAPCO website: www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/mapco/