Grade 9 Math
Child Poverty and Health in Manitoba*
Students will learn to analyze and interpret data using graphs to explore the connection between poverty and health in Manitoba. Students will hear the personal story of a Manitoban to deepen their understanding of the complexity and challenges faced by impoverished people.
Infant Mortality Ratio Based on GDP*
Students will learn to analyze and create scatterplot graphs based on comparisons of infant mortality and GDP. They will use real life statistics and discuss the factors that increase infant mortality as well as discuss possible actions to change these stats. This lesson is structured to be easily used in Grades 9-11.
BP Oil Spill Crisis: There's Good Reason to Cry Over Spilled Oil*
Through reading an article, watching an interview and finding the volume of the Gulf of Mexico, students will investigate the extent of the damage from the oil spill. They will reflect on possible solutions and the impacts of those solutions.
Crime In Winnipeg: Is Winnipeg Really that Bad?*
Students will demonstrate knowledge of formulating a question for investigation, choosing a data method that includes social considerations, selecting a population or sample, collecting data and displaying collected data in an appropriate manner by performing their own surveys regarding perception of poverty in Winnipeg and creating a graph based on their survey results. In addition, students will compare actual crime rates to perceived crime rates in Winnipeg.
*These math lesson plans were developed by Paul Betts, Anne Mott, and Dustin Unrau from the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg and edited by MARL.