Culturally Responsive: Educator Mindset and Action
It is important that all students feel safe, accepted, and inspired to succeed in a…
Educator Mindset and Action
Math Lives Here: Helping Social Justice Take Flight
Leaders in Mathematical Thinking
An eLearning Experience Especially Designed for Primary Educators
This resource has been created for teachers, ECEs, administrators and support staff in K to 3 classrooms who want to explore the learning and teaching of mathematics in the early years. Through provocations (i.e., guiding questions, quotes and video clips), Young Mathematicians provides an opportunity for individual and collaborative inquiry and reflection on classroom practice.Click here to view
Building Success in Mathematics: A School’s Journey
This resource captures how one school built success in mathematics through collaborative learning and discourse. It features the critical role of the principal as instructional leader, as well as the importance of educators acquiring deep understanding of the math.
The Learning Environment
Math Content Knowledge for Teaching
Understanding the Math: At the Heart of all Learning
The Landscape of Learning
The Minds On
The Math Congress
The Gallery Walk
A Framework for Learning: The Five Practices
Selecting and Sequencing
Final Reflections and Next Steps
Mathematics: The myths, the struggles and ideas for change
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Thoughts on Teaching and Learning Mathematics: OAME 2015
This resource highlights the current thinking of 7 presenters filmed during OAME 2015. The goal of this resource is to deepen the conversation around the effective teaching and learning of mathematics K-12.
Chris Suurtamm - Mathematical Thinking for Every Learner
Nora Newcombe - Spatial Reasoning
Marian Small - Substantive Math Learning
Damian Cooper - Essential Assessment Concepts
Ron Lancaster - Architecture and Mathematics
Joan Moss - Mathematics for Young Children
Connie Quadrini - Mathematics for All Students
Spatial Reasoning in Number Sense and Numeration
Primary and intermediate educators and their students investigate spatial reasoning and spatial visualization and highlight the power of using visual, concrete and digital representations to support math learning in the number sense and numeration strand.
Supporting Students with Special Needs
Scaling Up or Down
Composing and Decomposing
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Related Junior Resources - Scaling Up or Down
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Related Junior Resources - Non-Verbal Reasoning
Related Junior Resources - Manipulating Objects
Related Junior Resources - Comparing Objects
Beyond Pictures, Numbers and Words: A Focus on Multiplication and Division
Promising Practices in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Today, declining mathematics scores is a new challenge that will not wait. In elementary schools…
Promising Practices in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Math Conversations that Count: Grades 1 to 12
Loving the Math, Living the Math
Explores the math program which contributes to the development of confident mathematicians in Matthew Oldridge’s…
Part 1 - Loving the Math, Living the Math
Part 3 - Loving the Math, Living the Math
Bruce Rodrigues: EQAO, Assessment, and Mathematics
Bruce Rodrigues, CEO of EQAO, presents primary, junior and grade 9 mathematics assessment data in the context of current provincial conversations, positioning EQAO as only one piece in the assessment picture of Ontario.
Kindergarten Matters: Re-imagining Literacy and Mathematics Throughout the Day
Learning is ... a shift in thinking and action
Learning is ... co-constructed inquiry
Learning is ... expressing and communicating theories that give meaning to events and objects in the world
Learning is ... a process of constructing, testing and re-constructing theories
Learning is ... building relationships between contexts and perspectives
Kindergarten Matters: Intentional Play-based Learning
Kindergarten Matters: Planned, Purposeful, and Playful Talk
Leaders in Educational Thought: Mathematics K-12
Seven educational though leaders share their thinking about the effective teaching and learning of mathematics. They discuss the art of mathematics and how to engage students in learning mathematics, the teaching of mathematics to very young children and what to focus on in professional learning sessions for educators.
Linking Today’s Understanding to Tomorrow’s Learning: Proportional Reasoning
In the resource Linking Today’s Understanding to Tomorrow’s Learning: Proportional Learning you will see teachers who think deeply about ways to help students develop proportional reasoning.
They determine how to make ideas explicit for students, to help them “notice things that would not otherwise be seen. The teachers use a wide variety of teaching strategies to have students learn deeply ratio tables.
Each day, these educators increase their understanding of how and what their students learn. at the same time, they develop their own capacity as learners and teachers.
Phase 1: Starting Points in the Learning
Phase 2: Building on the Learning
Phase 3: Extending the Learning
Talking about What Works
What Mathematics Researchers Are Learning
A Forum for Action: Effective Practices in Mathematics Education
Captured on December 11 & 12, 2013
Mathematics – like literacy – is considered a “fundamental,” not just for some children but for all. So it is of concern that there has been a small but gradual decline in assessment results for mathematics in English language boards at Grades 3 and 6 over the past five years. Additionally, while gains have been made in Applied Mathematics, the gap between results for students in Grade 9 Academic and Grade 9 Applied remains significant.
Against this backdrop, the Ministry of Education designed a two-day conversation – a Forum for Action –to mine the best thinking of researchers and practitioners alike to the end of improving mathematics teaching and learning in Ontario schools.
Assistant Deputy Minister, Mary Jean Gallagher, set the context for the research discussions, introducing 11 distinguished academics mostly from Ontario universities with deep ties to district school boards. Each researcher was asked to address the following question: “What has your research revealed about the effective learning or teaching of mathematics?”
A number of key themes and recommendations emerged from the researchers’ presentations as follows:
Dr. Ruth Beatty - Teaching mathematics involves developing the ability of students to demonstrate complex thinking.
Dr. Joan Moss - High-quality mathematics programming in the primary years builds the foundation for future success.
Dr. Daniel Ansari - The ability to represent and compare numerical magnitudes is an important foundation for the learning of mathematics.
Dr. Nathalie Sinclair - The purposeful use of technology can build both spatial reasoning and number sense, important skills in early math development.
Dr. Walter Whiteley - There is a diversity of ways to support the active learning of mathematics.
Dr. Douglas McDougall - Collaborative teacher inquiry makes a positive difference for both students and teachers.
Dr. Alex Lawson - Knowledge of mathematics and knowledge of mathematics for teaching are both key to teacher impact.
Dr. Christine Suurtamm - Both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency underpin student and teacher success.
Dr. Cathy Bruce - Teacher and student efficacy are predictive of and strongly correlated to student achievement.
Dr. Jamie Pyper - Teacher concerns and orientation contribute to teacher efficacy.
Dr. Serge Demers - Mathematics teaching and learning in French language schools affirms the importance of designing a responsive mathematics learning environment.
Leaders in Educational Thought: Special Edition on Mathematics
Planning for Mathematical Understanding: Fractions Across the Junior Grades
Math Study Groups: Learning in a Collaborative Culture of Inquiry, Study, Action
Creating the Conditions for Learning Mathematics
This resource allows viewers to observe students as they are learning. They also observe educators as they watch and examine the classroom footage and the student work from the lesson. Throughout this video, viewers have the opportunity to consider the mathematics that students learn within the Ontario Curriculum and how contexts set the stage for learning.
MathTalk, Conferencing and Professional Learning
Leadership in Mathematics
All those who work in education understand that effective instruction in mathematics is essential because…
Joyce Public School: Introduction
Joyce Public School: Building Relationships and Developing People
Joyce Public School: Developing the Organization
Joyce Public School: Improving the Instructional Program
Joyce Public School: Securing Accountability
Joyce Public School: Mathematics in the Classroom
St. Marguerite D’Youville: Introduction
St. Marguerite D'Youville: Setting Direction
St. Marguerite D'Youville: Improving Instruction
St. Marguerite D'Youville: Developing the Organization
St. Marguerite D'Youville: Building Relationships
St. Marguerite D'Youville: Securing Accountability
St. Marguerite D’Youville: Conclusion
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School - Introduction
St. Thomas Aquinas: Setting Directions
St. Thomas Aquinas: Building Relationships
St. Thomas Aquinas: Developing the Organization
St. Thomas Aquinas: Improving Instruction
St. Thomas Aquinas: Securing Accountability
Understanding Geometric Figures through Drawing and Paper Folding
Honouring Student Voice in Mathematics
This resource profiles a teacher and her Grade 5/6 as they work through a three-part mathematics lesson. The students reflect on how they have supported each other as a community of learners in developing their understanding of mathematics.
Plan for the Math by Doing the Math
Fostering a Community of Learners
Student Voice and the Three-Part Lesson
Through the Eye of the Learner: From Student Work to Teacher Practice
Coaching for Student Success in Mathematics
What does it mean to coach for student success in mathematics? Coaching for student success isn’t just about having a numeracy coach. It is about including everyone in contributing to the improvement of numeracy instruction and student learning and achievement in mathematics.
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Making Mathematics Accessible for All Students
Do you believe that all students can learn and do significant mathematics? What key conditions can teachers and school leaders put into place to ensure that all students have access to learning significant mathematics? What key high-yield strategies enable students to understand mathematics deeply?
This webcast will explore some research and illustrate several effective teaching practices in elementary mathematics classrooms. It will demonstrate effective strategies that engage all students in learning mathematics.
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Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching with Dr. Deborah Loewenberg Ball
We were very pleased that Dr. Loewenberg Ball agreed to be a part of our webcasts for the 2005-2006 school year. This webcast provided an excellent opportunity for educators to get an overview of the mathematics knowledge necessary for teaching in the elementary classroom and ask questions via email.