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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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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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In this unplugged coding lesson, students use computational thinking to move an object (the Wolf) in a cartesian plane using rotations and translations. The ultimate goal is to move the wolf so that she can join her pups. Student begin by writing instructions (code) to move the wolf freely without any obstacles, followed by adapting their code in order to avoid rivers and pits.

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A lesson in which students get to create a prototype for a restaurant ordering app. Using different conditional and operations blocs in Scratch, students get to work on expectations in the Numbers strand and calculate the total cost of a meal. Various scenarios (with different items and different quantities) allow for differentiation and various levels of scaffolding.

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In this coding lesson using Scratch, students can create a calculator in which they can compare two different discount structures. Depending on the number of items bought, the calculator will be able to provide savings from either choosing a 20% discount, or a $ 20 discount. Students get to utilise conditions and operations blocs in this activity.

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By the ways of math history and the beauty of math, students discover how math is useful in everyday life, including gaming! Students get to use Scratch to code a sequence to move an avatar through a maze. By gamifying the process, students are working on their understanding of translations, rotations, angles and distance. We are also asking them to think about the sequence of instructions (code) needed to move the avatar from point A to point B.

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In this lesson, students will learn about the value of creating a budget, different types of savings accounts and the implications interest rates can have on saving money. Following that, students will use money earned from a part-time job and saved over time to investigate various mobile phone plans to determine which one best suits their needs.

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In this lessons students will create a model then collect and organize data in order to determine the impact of a school board's handwashing policy. Students will use their model to make predictions, then test those predictions by playing out the handwashing scenario in real-life. In the end, students will present their opinion on the policy, using mathematical arguements based on information provided by their models.

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In this lesson, students work with a fictional pizza recipe to multiply and divide fractions by whole numbers and fractions. Students will then use their understanding of multiplying and dividing fractions by fractions in order to create and solve their own problems.

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

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

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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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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.

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* 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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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.

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* 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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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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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.

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* 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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