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# Grade 9 Distance and Open Learning Modules

The Grade 9 distance and open learning maths modules (also called modular strands) provided in this article are for students who are studying at a FODE in the provincial centres. We simplify the 6 mathematics modules into topics to make it easier for students to follow. It is an important outline to use as a study guide or when revising for the Grade 10 mathematics examination.

## Grade 9 distance and open learning modules/strands

The Grade 9 distance learning mathematics units continue from the Grades 7 and 8 units. That is why it is important to understand the lower primary strands before moving on to Grade 9 and 10 maths.

Take a look at the checklist for Grade 8 modular units (strands and sub-strands).

In Grade 9 Mathematics, there are 6 material aids or PDF books for students. Each modular unit corresponds to the core mathematics strands students study via the distance learning mode.  And further broken down into sub-strands, FODE info page.

The general guide to Grade 9 Distance Learning maths content areas are listed below.

## Grade  maths distance learning topics

Grade 9 Module 1: Maths in Community

• numbers and operations
• money and percentages
• ratio and rates
• measurements

Grade 9 Module 2: Patterns and Change

• directed numbers
• indices
• algebraic expressions
• equations

Grade 9 Module 3: Working with Data

• organising of data
• presentation of data on graphs
• measures of central tendency

Grade 9 Module 4: Statistics, Graphs and Probability

• straight-line graphs
• probabilities
• statistical estimation

• points, lines, planes and angles
• polygons
• area
• surface area and volume

• transformation and symmetry
• similarity and congruence
• circles
• constructions

## Grade 9 maths modular units and topics

There is no major difference between the mathematics topics inscribed in the syllabus as far as the mainstream schools and distance learning modes are concerned.

The main difference is that the main schools have teachers there 2-4-7 – all the time to teach and guide the students. Whereas, distance learning such as the FODE concept is self-paced where students learn at their pace.

The main syllabus topic for Grades nine and ten in mainstream schools can be found here. ## Know the distance and open learning units

In the FODE course booklet, each strand is divided into 4 sub-strands and each sub-strand consists of 5 to 7 lessons. That is 6 strands and 24 sub-strands altogether. In the coursebook, the students will find the:

• Exercises,
• Practice Questions, and
• a Summary of Lessons.

Note that the answers to the Practice Questions are usually given at the end of the main strand.

Each strand has one assignment. For the 6 main modular strands in the Grade 9 FODE course, students will do 6 assignments. Here is FODE’s expectation:

You will study Strand 1 and do Assignment 1 at the same time. Then you will study Strand 2 and do Assignment 2 at the same time, and so on up to Strand 6 and Assignment 6.

When you have completed your assignment for each strand, you must submit it immediately for marking.

FODE is flexible about when to submit your completed assignment. But as a self-paced student, you should aim to complete your work and submit it promptly to your study centre for marking.

Students who are studying at a registered Study Centre must give their completed assignments to their Supervisor for marking. Other students who study at home or in the provinces must send their completed assignments to their Provincial Study Centres for marking.

The study centres are also where students follow up on their assessment marks.

Students who wish to get practise maths questions and answers can download them here. Get the question booklet: Grade 10 past exam papers, PDF. Though the papers are from the mainstream schools, they are also the best questions to practise for your mathematics examination at the end of Grade 10.