What's New

TIPS4Math is now available to support you with planning your mathematics program.

The Grades 1 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 & 8 overviews outline a possible scope and sequence aligned from grades 1 to 8 to support differentiated instruction and combined grades.  The overviews consist of lesson bundles identifying specific and overall expectations as well as possible timing based on 60 minutes per day.  There is flexibility in timing to support additional days for assessment, reinforcement, practice and evaluation. Each lesson bundle overview outlines a possible lesson sequence with its learning focus and hyperlinks to key mathematics resources such as mathies learning tools and games, guides to effective instruction, blended learning activities for grades 4 to 8, and TIPS4RM.

TIPS4Math Grade 9 Applied overview units are organized the same way as TIPS4RM.   The lesson overviews for each of the units identify learning foci and include links to the blended learning activities and other key mathematics resources.  The teacher notes for the blended learning activities include information to implement the activity including prior knowledge, next steps, common misconceptions, suggestions for activity including solutions and additional information to support/enhance and extend learning.

TIPS4Math Grade 10 Applied overview units are organized the same way as TIPS4RM.   The lesson overviews for each of the units identify learning foci and include links to key mathematics resources.
Click on < TIPS4Math > in the left menu on the Mathematics K-12 home page.

New Professional Learning Module Resources Available

Do you support mathematics professional learning?  Now available are Mathematics Professional Learning Modules on Algebraic Reasoning, Proportional Reasoning, Fractions and Classroom Dynamics. Modules include a presentation guide, PowerPoint with speaker notes and supporting materials such as videos and handouts.

New from mathies.ca

Catch a Bouncing Ball Operations game, Colour Tiles and the Set Tool are available as desktop and from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  Rekenrek, Relational Rods+ and Notepad are now available in French. Annotation Tools has been updated to include the ability to copy annotation objects.

New Fractions Tasks and Resources Available

Six new tasks, one for each of the comparing fractions cells, are now available with additional support materials. Also, a new short research summary, entitled Math for Teaching: Rectangles, Number Lines and Circles,Oh My! provides strategies for supporting students in selecting representations with longevity.

Click < here > for Fractions Learning Pathways.
Click < here > for Fractions Teaching Supports.

Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning Adobe Presenter

This Adobe Presenter will navigate educators through the Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning document. Key points of the document are highlighted through enhanced discussion and demonstrations in a format that allows viewers to manage the timing and pace.

Click on < Paying Attention to > in the left menu on Mathematics K-12.

Web Conference – Focus on Unit Fractions - February 2016

6 one-sevenths, 7 one-sevenths, 8 one-sevenths… Counting by unit fractions is one strategy that helps us to focus on what we are counting. This webinar will look more closely at the importance of unit fractions in understanding fractions overall.
Presenters Dr. Cathy Bruce and Shelley Yearley will take participants through some of the key research and classroom-based activities that focus on unit fractions in order to help students gain the foundations they need not only for working with fractional amounts but also for understanding and performing operations with fractions.

Click on <  Professional Learning / Fractions: Learning and Teaching > in the left menu
on the home page of Mathematics K-12.

Fractions Research Summary

Use of the Fractions Learning Pathways tasks can increase student learning and close gaps for Junior and Intermediate students. A two page summary of the research process and findings to date is now available.

Ideas for School Newsletters

Ideas for School Newsletters is a repository of practical tips, activities, and resources that can be used to inform parents about how they can support their children in the learning of mathematics. School leaders may include these ideas in their communications (e.g. newsletters, websites) with parents/guardians.

Click on < School Leader / Ideas for School Newsletters > on the Math K-12 site.