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Grade 9

Math in Grade 9 includes courses in both Algebra and Geometry.  At the end of the 9th year, the students will be ready to commence their Bagrut track in Math at the 3-, 4-, or 5-point level.  Students will choose their level of Bagrut in consultation with their classroom teacher and their own expectations of themselves.  Changes in level may be affected only upon approval of the Principal.

Classroom Expectations:  To come to all 4 periods per week on time and with all supplies.  Supplies include: textbooks, notebooks, pencils and calculator.  All homework assignments should be completed in full.

Two textbooks will be utilized: In Algebra, we will use the second part of אלגברה לכתה ח’, מאת אתי עוזרי ויצחק שלו.  In Geometry, we will use גיאומטריה חישובית, חלק א’ by the same authors.  Three exams are planned per semester, with frequent quizzes.

Grade 10

The Math curriculum in Grade 10 prepares the students for their first Bagrut exam in Mathematics.  The students will be assigned to one of two Math groupings with variant requirements during the school year and on the end-of-the-year Bagrut exam.  Students with more advanced math aptitude and problem solving skills will be assigned to the 4-Point  class, or even 5-Point class (taught in Hebrew in Netiv Meir).  Students will need to pass at least one unit per year in Math in order to pass their Bagrut requirement.  Students in “3-Point Math” will complete Exam #35001 and continue forward ; students in “4-Point Math” will complete Exam #35003 and continue forward.  New material will be introduced and mastered during the 100 hours of instruction until Pesach.  Thereafter, review and guided practice will prepare the students for the Bagrut exam.

Classroom Expectations

To come to class with all necessary supplies; to practice solving problems during the lesson; to complete the homework on the evening assigned.

Textbooks

The 3-Point students will use מתמטיקה במבנה הצבירה לתלמידי 3 יחידות לימוד שאלון א’, מאת גבי יקואל.  The 4-Point students will use מתמטיקה במבנה הצבירה לתלמידי 3-4 יחידות לימוד, שאלון ג‘, מאת גבי יקואל.  Four to six exams are planned in addition to weekly quizzes and two pre-Bagrut practice exams (מתכונות).

Grade 11

Students in Grade 11, 4 Points Math review Word Problems and Coordinate Geometry.  They then proceed to the new units of 1)Probability (and Statistics), 2) Advanced Topics in Trigonometry, 3) Differential Calculus (including Trigonometry, functions and applications), 4) Integral Calculus.

They may expect to complete all the new topics in the month between Purim and Pesach and then begin the review and practice leading to the Bagrut examination.  This will include a review of Euclidean Geometry and proofs in addition to the material listed above.

Classroom Expectations:  To come to class with all necessary supplies; to practice solving problems during the lesson; to complete the homework on the evening assigned.  Four to six exams are planned in addition to weekly quizzes and two pre-Bagrut practice exams (מתכונות).

The textbook is “Book B for 804 Math” by Gabi Yekuel, published by Mishbetzet Publications.

Grade 12

Students in Grade 12 focus on the successful completion of their Math requirements.  In order to earn a Bagrut diploma, students must have completed at least 3 Points of Math.  Four Points are required for acceptance to University.

Students in 3-Point Math will have completed Exam #’s 01, 02, and 03.  Students in 4-Point Math will have completed Exam #’s 03, 04, and 05.  A passing score is 55% on each exam, though an average of 55% is acceptable as well.  This means that a student who does not pass one exam must have a strong enough earlier exam to compensate in order to achieve an overall average of 55%.

Classroom Expectations:  To come to class with all necessary supplies; to practice solving problems during the lesson; to complete the homework on the evening assigned.

The 4-Point students will use מתמטיקה במבנה הצבירה לתלמידי 4 יחידות לימוד, שאלון ה’, מאת גבי יקואל.  Four to six exams are planned in addition to weekly quizzes and two pre-Bagrut practice exams (מתכונות).