Professional Learning (Math)

This collection features resources to facilitate professional learning for teachers in the area of Mathematics. 

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100  Questions that Promote Mathematical Discourse
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100 Questions that Promote Mathematical Discourse
Includes questions that:

*help students work together to make sense of math
*teach students to rely on themselves to determine if something is mathematically correct
*learn to reason mathematically
*evaluate their own processes
*help with problem comprehension
*help students learn to conjecture, invent and solve problems
*learn to connect mathematics, its ideas and its application
*help persevere
*help students focus on focus on the mathematics from activities

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ready
Date Added:
12/09/2019
The 7 Best Assessment Practices and Resources You Can Use Right Now
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This high impact article from Wabisabi examines best practices in assessment. The ideas are practical, low-organization and high impact.

Included:
*7 Mindful Assessment Tools (summaries, open-ended questions, student interviews, daily learning journals, peer teaching, quick draw showdown, self-grading)

*7 Best Assessment Practices (transform the test, consider where you are starting, make a diagnosis, master multiple choice, hold up a mirror, give great feedback, powerful portfolios)

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lee Watanabe-crockett
Wabisabi Learning
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Alberta mathematics kindergarten to Grade 12 scope and sequence 2017
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This Math scope and sequence from AB can help provide the big picture of Math in any province.

The scope and sequence is broken into strands which is very helpful when looking at student progression and possibly closing gaps in their learning.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Alberta Education
Alberta Government
Government of Alberta
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had – A companion website for the book by Tracy Zager
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This is the companion site for the book "Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had" by Tracy Zager.

This site is full of inspiring videos, and great information.

Each chapter has a supporting section. These include: Breaking the Cycle; What do Mathematicians Do?; Mathematicians Take Risks; ...Make Mistakes; ...are Precise; ...Rise to a Challenge; ...Ask Questions; ...Connect Ideas; ...Use Intuition; ...Reason; ...Prove; ...Work Together & Alone & Further Conversation.

Teacher study guide (copy and paste this url into a browser) http://sites.stenhouse.com/becomingmathteacher/files/2019/10/BecomingMathTeacher_StudyGuide.pdf

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Tracy Zager
Date Added:
11/04/2019
Building Math Success: Parent Pamphlets Grades 1-9
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A series of pamphlets has been developed with the goal of supporting parents and caregivers as they promote positive math thinking in the home. The printable pamphlets, developed in collaboration with sector partners, also provide an overview of what students will be taught in school in each of grades 1-9, based on Saskatchewan curricula.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Ditch That Textbook!
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• A resources section with handy links to our best stuff
• A page of all the free downloadable templates we've created
• A videos page with everything organized and easy to find
• A Google page with our most popular Google-related content

Includes: videos, podcasts, e-books, guides, templates.

ALL FREE!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Coding
Science
Computer Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Primary Source
Textbook
Author:
Matt Miller
Date Added:
11/08/2019
Five Ways Humor Boosts Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving in the Classroom
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"Humor, goofiness, joy, fun — these were actually vital to developing a creative classroom culture. When I taught middle school, we had a wordplay wall at the back with ridiculously bad dad jokes (things like “fire drill” and “slow jams” and “graduated cylinder”). We had Easter Eggs hidden throughout the classroom. We had our own version of a Rick Roll. If someone asked you to “share a link,” you had to “Cher a link” instead, sending them to a music video from Cher. "

This excellent resource includes videos, and some reading. It's very engaging - and fun! It's all about bringing joy to your classroom - which happens to spark community, creativity and foster risk taking! Win win win!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
John Spencer
Date Added:
09/17/2019
Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math K-8 - From ON
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"This guide is intended to support teachers’ ongoing efforts in building students’ knowledge and skills in mathematics. It focuses attention on the content of expectations in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Mathematics, 2005 that deal with fundamental mathematics concepts and skills (specifically, expectations in the Number Sense and Numeration strand and expectations that relate to number properties in the Patterning and Algebra strand). The guide outlines steps to achieving the knowledge and skills described in these expectations and suggests how to make more timely connections that will better support student learning. A strong foundation in the concepts and skills emphasized here will prepare students for success in high school, and ensure that they have a set of essential skills for employment and responsible citizenship in the future."

There are excellent charts included that organize foundational skills by grade grouping. These charts start on page 5.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Education
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Grade 4 - 6 Addressing Math Gaps
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CC BY-NC
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Help my class has GAPS! Considering supplementary learning your new students may be in differing places. If your grade 4-6 students are behind, please use these planners to combine outcomes. This will benefit both teacher and student. Planning your math this way will alleviate math anxiety and make things more manageable. There is a separate plan to address learning gaps in Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Nichole Bredy
Date Added:
05/29/2020
How to Teach Outcome Based Math at Sun West
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CC BY-NC-ND
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The following info-graphic spells out the steps required to establish a solid outcome based math program at your school!
The steps are given, but the resources you use are up to what is available at your individual school, as well as what fits your teaching style and your students' needs best.
Many resources can also be find in the resource bank!
Join the Outcome Based Math Group for more ideas and support in your journey!

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Nicole Francoeur
Date Added:
11/22/2018
Invitations to Mathematics
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"Provided below are links to a series of free booklets to assist mathematics teachers of Grades 4, 5, 6.

These books will stimulate interest, competence, and pleasure in mathematics among students. The activities are appropriate for either individual or group work. Collaborative activities allow students to construct their own meanings and understanding. This emphasis, plus the "Extensions'' and related activities included with individual activities/projects, provide ample scope for all students' interests and ability levels. Related "Family Activities'' can be used to involve the students' parents/caregivers.

Each book is intended to occupy about one week of daily classes. However, teachers may choose to take extra time to explore the activities and extensions in more depth. The books have been designed for specific grades, but need not be so restricted. Activities are related to curriculum expectations."

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
Design - Graphics University Of Waterloo
University of Waterloo
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Jump Math Materials (Free & Paid)
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Jump Math is an amazing resource for teachers that are not confident teaching math (and those who are!).
Strategies are explicitly taught.
Many sample materials are free, or resources can be ordered as well.
This is a great option for outcome based learning.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jump Math
Date Added:
11/20/2018
Learning Modules – Callysto Canada K-12
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"Callysto is a free, multimodal learning program for grades 5-12 students in Canada. The program is part of a two-year pilot project by Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), who received funding from the federal government’s CanCode program to build and employ new technologies that promote digital literacy and help Canada’s youth develop the foundational skills required to become the future drivers of innovation."

Learning modules are available for Math, ELA, Science, Social, etc.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Date Added:
02/07/2020