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Gr 4/5/6 Webinar: Coding in the Junior Grades   [MP4]

Welcome to this webinar about coding in the mathematics curriculum. We will be taking you through the pedagogy and social emotional learning skills that coding brings to your classroom as well as the lessons that have been created as supports for Ontario teachers in the Junior grades.

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Resource cover art Key Changes - Ontario Mathematics Curriculum, Grades 1 to 8, 2020   [PDF]

This document, prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Education, compares in table form the key changes between the 2005 and the 2020 elementary mathematics curriculum.

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Curriculum logo Ontario Mathematics Curriculum, 2020   [URL]

This curriculum policy replaces The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005. Beginning in September 2020, all mathematics programs for Grades 1 to 8 will be based on the expectations outlined in this curriculum policy.

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Coding Grade 6 - Coding Lesson - Part 1: Getting Ready to Code Transformations - Unplugged!   [Folder]

In an unplugged environment, students will be learning to understand the movement of objects on the Cartesian plane through the graphing of ordered pairs (x, y) and using combinations of translations and reflections to transform objects. This lesson can be used in advance of Lesson 1, "Coding Transformations - Unplugged!"

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Coding Grade 6 - Coding Lesson - Part 2: Coding Transformations - Unplugged   [Folder]

In an unplugged environment, students will be coding transformations--combinations of translations and reflections--on the Cartesian plane by writing and executing pseudocode.

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Coding Grade 6 - Coding Lesson - Part 1: Which Integer is Greater?   [Folder]

Creating a pseudocode for the actions to determine which integer is greater than another, students then identify the Scratch coding blocks that will carry out these actions. They can remix a sample Scratch project or programme their own from a starter Scratch project. The use of a number line in the coding projects gives a visual representation to the integers. Note: For teachers not familiar with Scratch coding, instructions are included to assist your teaching of these lessons.

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Coding Grade 6 - Coding Lesson - Part 2: Mystery Integers!   [Folder]

Creating a pseudocode for the actions to determine the actions used when using an "input/output machine" students then identify the Scratch coding blocks that will carry out these actions. They can remix a sample Scratch project or programme their own from a starter Scratch project. This lesson and Which is Greater? focus on developing your students' understanding of positive and negative integers. Note: For teachers not familiar with Scratch coding, instructions are included to assist your teaching of these lessons.

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Coding Grade 6 - Coding Lesson - Start Small - Making Informed Financial Decisions   [Folder]

In this lesson, students will code using Google Sheets or any spreadsheet program. Students will be creating a budget to help plan for a financial goal while considering earnings and expenses.

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Coding Grade 6 - Coding Lesson - Coding and Composite Numbers   [Folder]

Through the use of pseudocode, students will be learning to decompose their mathematical thinking regarding the concepts of prime and composite numbers and algorithms; identify the factors of composite numbers as a series of actions; connect those actions to block coding, and in doing so, reinforce their computational thinking. Note: Consider using coding lesson after the students understand the concept of factoring. For teachers not familiar with Scratch coding, instructions are included to assist your teaching of these lessons.

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Financial Literacy Grade 6 - Financial Literacy Lesson - In the Interest of Saving!   [Folder]

In this lesson, students will be learning to compare different methods of payment--identifying advantages and disadvantages--and the best ways to use them. Students will also analyze and identify how interest rates are applied to various methods of payment in order to make the best financial decision possible when making a purchase.

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Mathematical Modelling Grade 6 - Mathematical Modelling Lesson - Free Little Library   [Folder]

In this lesson, students find themselves in a messy, real-world problem. A free little library has been donated to the school. “What books are needed to continue to make the little library successful?” Students will make their own choices, assumptions and decisions as they develop a rating system to predict the likelihood a donated book will be read. Suggestions to extend the activity beyond the process of mathematical modelling to what is required to manage a real little library in the school are part of the further consolidation and next steps.

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Number Grade 6 - Number Lesson - It All Adds Up! Linear Models for Fraction Sums   [Folder]

Students will use visual and concrete models, including number lines, to further develop their reasoning about how fractions can be combined through addition.

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Coding Coding Glossary   [PDF]

A bilingual compilation of pertinent vocabulary directly related to computational thinking and computer programming/coding.

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Coding Infographic - Coding and the 2020 Math Curriculum   [PDF]

A continuum from Grades 1-8 outlining the key coding concepts per grade coupled with a Scratch project with teacher notes.

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Fractions Virtual Manipulatives for Fractions   [Doc]

A summary of Virtual Manipulatives for Fractions that are available, including links, and considerations for their usage.

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Webinar 1 Webinar 1 - Vision, Goals, and Strands   [MP4]

This hour-long webinar will outline the vision, goals and strands of the revised Ontario Elementary Mathematics Curriculum. In this webinar, we will unpack these very important sections of the Curriculum Context of the revised curriculum, providing educators with an introduction as to how this "front matter" has expanded and what these changes mean to educators as they plan their math programs. We will also give an overview of the changes in the curriculum, particularly as they relate to the strands.

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 *  the slides for this presentation, in Google Slides format.
 * links and resources document, "Resources for Curriculum Context Webinar 1" , comprising links to research, videos, audio, and websites which may be of use to you as you continue to explore the Vision, Goals, and Strands in the Revised Elementary Math Curriculum (2020). [Google Doc]

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Project Logo Webinar 2 - Program Planning   [MP4]

This hour-long webinar will focus on program planning for the revised Elementary Mathematics Curriculum. In this webinar, we will explore the contents of the Program Planning section of the “Curriculum Context”, and provide educators with an introduction to what these changes mean to educators as they plan their math programs.

Also available:
 *  the slides for this presentation, in Google Slides format.
 * links and resources document, "Resources for Curriculum Context Webinar 2" , comprising links to research, videos, audio, and websites which may be of use to you as you continue to learn more about the considerations for program planning found in the Revised Elementary Math Curriculum (2020). [Google Doc]

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Project Logo Webinar 3 - Mathematical Modelling   [MP4]

This hour-long webinar will focus on Mathematical Modelling. In this webinar, we will explore in detail what the mathematical modelling process looks like and how it is truly new to the curriculum. We hope to deepen educators’ understanding of what Mathematical Modelling is and how it can be woven into a math program. Sample tasks will be discussed.

Also available:
 *  the slides for this presentation, in Google Slides format.
 * links and resources document, "Resources for Curriculum Context Webinar 3", comprising links to research, videos, audio, and websites which may be of use to you as you continue to learn more about the Mathematical Modelling process.

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Webinar 3 Webinar 4 - Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills in Mathematics and the Mathematical Processes   [MP4]

This hour-long webinar focuses on Social-Emotional Learning Skills in Mathematics & the Mathematical Processes. Examine this strand in more detail, and look at connecting SEL Skills, Mathematical Processes, and assessment and instruction of the remaining five strands.

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 *  link and resources document, "Resources for Curriculum Context Webinar 4: Strand A - Social-Emotional Learning Skills in Mathematics and the Mathematical Processes", you will find links to research, videos, audio, and websites which may be of use to you as you continue to learn more about SES and the Mathematical Processes.

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Project Logo Webinar 5 - Assessment and Evaluation   [MP4]

This hour-long webinar focuses on Assessment and Evaluation. Revisit assessment and evaluation of student learning in light of the revised elementary math curriculum and its expanded Curriculum Context.

Also available:
 *  link and resources document, "Resources for Curriculum Context Webinar 5: Assessment and Evaluation", you will find links to research, videos, audio, and websites which may be of use to you as you continue to learn more about this topic.

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