# Year 9 Practice Tests Resource

# Contents Page

Below you will find the contents of your Year 9 Practice Tests Resource. A brief summary is provided to help you find the test you’re looking for. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re not sure which test your child needs or if the test you’re looking for isn’t here. If you give us enough notice, we’ll have the test you need ready for you!

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### How to Use These Tests

To gain the most value from this resource we recommend the following:

- Organise a time with your child to complete a paper. Ideally this would be a few nights before a school test, so that there is enough time to consolidate any skills that your child needs help with.
- Have your child sit the test in a simulated test environment. Clear their working space of everything except for the test and their writing materials and only use a calculator where recommended. Remove all distractions, especially access to online social networks! Set a timer for the allocated time shown on the test and encourage your child to attempt all questions, leaving nothing blank.
- If your child finished the paper early, ask them to check through their answers carefully for another few minutes.
- Once the time is up or when you are satisfied your child has finished the paper, sit together to mark and watch the solutions. Pause the videos to discuss your child’s working or to help them find any mistakes they have made. Discuss with them the importance of clear working out and identify skills for further practice.
- Keep a log of their achievement in these tests, perhaps setting goals and rewards for milestones in their progress.

### Number and Algebra

#### Year 9 Algebra Skills Practice Test

This test includes questions on simplifying, expanding and factorising expressions. This test is best practised without the use of a calculator. Curriculum reference ACMNA213

#### Year 9 Coordinate Geometry Practice Test

This test includes questions on finding the distance, midpoint and gradient between two points and of a line segment. Applications of these skills are also tested in this paper. A calculator may be used for this test. Curriculum reference ACMNA214, 294

#### Year 9 Index Laws 1 Practice Test

This test involves simplifying expressions using several of the index laws including an index of zero. Questions on solving simple indicial equations are also included. This test is best practised without the use of a calculator. Curriculum reference ACMNA209, 212

#### Year 9 Index Laws 2 Practice Test

This is a second test involving index laws. This test involves simplifying expressions using several of the index laws including an index of zero. This test is best practised without the use of a calculator. Curriculum reference ACMNA209, 212

#### Year 9 Linear Functions and Equations Practice Test

This tests includes questions on finding the equation of a line from a graph, finding the equation of a line from the gradient and a point and finding the equation of a line given two points. Questions involving graphing lines, applications of linear functions and solving linear equations are also included in this test. A calculator may be used for this test. Curriculum reference ACMNA215

#### Year 9 Quadratic Functions and Equations Practice Test

This test includes questions on recognising quadratic functions, sketching quadratic functions, solving quadratic functions graphically and finding the rule from a table of values. A calculator may be used for this test. Curriculum reference ACMNA296

#### Year 9 Scientific Notation Practice Test

This test includes questions on converting numbers into scientific notation and from scientific notation to a basic numeral. Questions on calculating with numbers in scientific notation and word problems including numbers in scientific notation are also included in this test. This test is best practised without the use of a calculator. Curriculum reference ACMNA210

### Measurement and Geometry

#### Year 9 Pythagoras Practice Test

This test includes questions on using Pythagoras’ theorem to find the size of the unknown side in right angled triangles. Word problems involving applications of Pythagoras’ theorem are also included in this test. A calculator may be used for this test. Curriculum reference ACMMG222

#### Year 9 Trigonometry Practice Test

This test includes questions on finding the value of unknown sides and angles of right angled triangles. Applications of skills in trigonometry are extended through word problems. A calculator may be used for this test. Curriculum reference ACMMG223 and 224

### Statistics and Probability

#### Year 9 Probability Practice Test

This test includes questions on experimental probability and theoretical probability. Tree diagrams and Venn diagrams are also included in this test. This test is best practised without the use of a calculator. Curriculum reference ACMSP225, 226