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August 20, 2020
Resource cover art Key Changes - Ontario Mathematics Curriculum, Grades 1 to 8, 2020

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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July 1, 2020
Curriculum logo Ontario Mathematics Curriculum, 2020

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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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 1 - Financial Literacy Lesson - Identifying Canadian Coins

In this hands-on lesson, students examine the attributes of coins, play games using attributes, create their own coins, and compare the attributes of Canadian coins with students' own imagined coins in so doing, they learn to recognize and describe coins by their attributes e.g., size, shape, colour, image, and texture as well as the value of Candian coins based on their attributes.

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November 13, 2020
Coding Grade 2 - Coding Lesson - Coding with coins

In this lesson students will have to write unplugged codes using a sequence of actions on a 100's carpet or 10 x 10 grid to pick up enough coins that equal 75¢ to buy a marker.

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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 2 - Financial Literacy Lesson - $100 for Recess Equipment

In this lesson, students will calculate amounts of up to $100 for recess equipment.

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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 2 - Financial Literacy Lesson - $200 for Recycling

In this lesson, students will find several ways to represent $ 200 in order to decide what currency they would like to receive from the city for their recycling materials.

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November 7, 2020
Coding Grade 3 - Coding Lesson - Making Change

In this lesson students will have opportunities to estimate change using coins as well as debug code. It explores financial literacy as well as coding.

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November 14, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 3 - Financial Literacy Lesson - The Missing Penny

In this lesson students work on rounding to the nearest 5 and 10 and make change for amounts under a dollar. It explores how pennies are used in cash and virtual transactions and provides an opportunity to discuss the role of the penny.The Mising Penny is the first of two lessons. The companion lesson, Making Change, is the second lesson in this duo. Making Change is found in the Coding lessons.

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November 14, 2020
Coding Grade 4 - Coding Lesson - Let's Paint our Classroom

Students will create a coding formula in Scratch to find the area of a rectangle so they can paint the walls of the classroom. This lesson addresses multiple expectations in Spatial Sense and Financial Literacy.

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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 4 - Financial Literacy Lesson - Becoming an Informed Consumer / Does this Deal Make Sense to You ?

Use estimation strategies and operations to determine the best price for bundled items by finding unit rate.

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November 11, 2020
Coding Grade 5 - Coding Lesson - Budgets and Spreadsheets: Making plans

Coding using Financial Literacy - In this lesson, students will understand how spreadsheet programs can be used to manage a budget, alter a sample spreadsheet to meet our own plans, and learn to design budgets and make choices based on changing situations (for example by differentiating between needs and wants).

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November 18, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 5 - Financial Literacy Lesson - Budgeting and Goal Setting

In this lesson, students will begin to think about budgets. Teachers can choose between 2 scenarios (raising money for a trip, or earning money from a job like babysitting) to explore. Students will consider why they may want to earn money, how they might earn it, and prioritize how it might be spent.

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November 15, 2020
Coding Grade 6 - Coding Lesson - Start Small - Making Informed Financial Decisions

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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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 6 - Financial Literacy Lesson - In the Interest of Saving!

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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November 15, 2020
Coding Grade 7 - Coding Lesson - $ 20 or 20%?

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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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 7 - Financial Literacy Lesson - Saving for a Smartphone

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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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 8 - Financial Literacy Lesson - Understanding Interest

In this lesson, student will investigate different aspects of how interest is calculated, charged and earned. Students will compare scenarios to understand the impact of interest.

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November 30, 2020
Financial Literacy Grade 8 - Financial Literacy Lesson - Understanding Credit Cards

This lesson is an introduction to credit cards. Students will learn about the benefits and disadvantages of using credit cards by comparing interest rates, annual fees, rewards and other incentives.

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