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 students focus on focus on the mathematics from activities
Professional Learning (Math)
This collection features resources to facilitate professional learning for teachers in the area of Mathematics.
100 Questions that Promote Mathematical Discourse
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.
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.
This is a great guide from ITSE about how to use Computational Thinking in your classroom.
It includes an introduction, definition, vocab and progression chart as well as lessons on:
*Conway's Game of Life
It also looks at Middle School and High School scenarios, and resources for educators,
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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!
"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.
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This document produced by Good Spirit School Division outlines the gradual release of responsibility model as it relates to math instruction.
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.
This resource contains everything you need to get started using Help Me Tell My Story and Help Me Talk about Math in your classroom!A copy of the presentation is provided as well as all supporting documents and handouts.
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!
The tools for educators include:
~ Problems of the Month - The Problems of the Month are non-routine math problems designed to be used schoolwide to promote a problem-solving theme at your school. Each problem is divided into five levels of difficulty, Level A (primary) through Level E (high school), to allow access and scaffolding for students into different aspects of the problem and to stretch students to go deeper into mathematical complexity.
~ Jumpstart Guide for Practitioners - guide to accompany the Problems of the Month
~ Formative Re-engaging Lessons - Formative Re-Engaging Lessons involve a cycle of inquiry, instruction, assessment, analysis, selection, and re-engagement around a mathematical concept. Each Formative Re-Engaging Lesson includes a classroom video of the lesson, downloadable lesson plan, student pages, pre- and post-assessments, and supporting instructional materials.
~ Classroom Videos
~ Resources for Social and Emotional Learning in Mathematics Classrooms
The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on March 14 all countries will be invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces.
"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."
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.
"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.