### Math in Action

Math in Action takes in-depth look at the teaching and learning at a Toronto school, where educators work to engage students in mathematics through real-world situations and explorations. Learn how staff identify and address the needs of their students by creating partnerships between school, home and the community.

##### Math in Action

### 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

This resource features primary-junior educators who build upon the varied lived experiences of their students…

##### Math Lives Here

##### Primary Students Sound the Alarm

##### Junior Students: A Community in Transition

### Leaders in Mathematical Thinking

Current mathematical thinkers, including Marian Small, Cathy Bruce and Ruth Beatty, share their ideas during…

##### Jill Gough

##### Connie Quadrini

##### Chris Suurtamm

##### Cathy Bruce

##### Alex Lawson

##### Marian Small

##### Lisa Lunney Borden

##### Ruth Beatty

##### Nathalie Sinclair

##### Steven Strogatz

##### Sarah Greenwald

##### Daniel Ansari

### Young Mathematicians

### 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.

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### We Are All Mathematicians

A montage showcasing the mathematics learning happening across Ontario at all levels.

##### We Are All Mathematicians

### 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.

##### Introduction

##### The Learning Environment

##### Growth Mindset

##### Talk Moves

##### 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

##### Anticipating

##### Monitoring

##### Selecting and Sequencing

##### Making Connections

##### Final Reflections and Next Steps

### 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.

##### Introduction

##### 'Spatializing'

##### Supporting Students with Special Needs

##### Visualizing

##### Proportional Reasoning

##### Scaling Up or Down

##### Composing and Decomposing

##### Non-Verbal Reasoning

##### Manipulating Objects

##### Comparing Objects

##### Related Junior Resources - Visualizing

##### Related Junior Resources - Proportional Reasoning

##### Related Junior Resources - Scaling Up or Down

##### Related Junior Resources - Composing and Decomposing

##### 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

Teachers and students in one classroom learn how representations and models can help students to build conceptual understandings about multiplication and division.

##### Learning for the Classroom

##### Taking the Learning Home

### 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

This resource features the importance of math conversations in classrooms grades 1 to 12, and…

##### Introduction

##### Conversations in Primary

##### Conversations in Junior

##### Conversations in Junior/Intermediate

##### Conversations in Secondary

##### Conversations that Connect Across the Grades

### 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 2 - 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.

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### Kindergarten Matters

#### Kindergarten Matters: Re-imagining Literacy and Mathematics Throughout the Day

##### Introduction

##### 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

### 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.

##### Intro

##### 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

### Jo Boaler: Mindsets

Jo Boaler is a British education author, and is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is the author of seven books including, What’s Math Got To Do With It? (2009).

##### Video Clips

### 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:

##### Introduction

##### 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

Based on their research and on their experiences, seven educators offer their thinking about different aspects of learning mathematics, doing mathematics and thinking mathematically.

##### Alex Lawson

##### Marian Small

##### Lucy West

##### Daniel Ansari

##### Cathy Bruce

##### Doug Clements

##### Dan Meyer

### Planning for Mathematical Understanding: Fractions Across the Junior Grades

This resource documents the journey of junior teachers in Wellington Catholic District School Board who plan a unit on fractions as a division, implement it, and reflect on it at various points during its progression.

##### Collaborative Unit Planning

##### The Big Ideas of Fractions

##### Debrief and Reflections

### Math Study Groups: Learning in a Collaborative Culture of Inquiry, Study, Action

In this webcast, viewers will have the opportunity to learn alongside with a Study Group that is grounded in inquiry, study and action. Their work is cyclical, iterative and sustained.

##### Activating Thinking (Before)

##### Developing Learning (During)

##### Consolidating Learning (After)

### 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.

##### Overview

##### Classroom Learning

##### Analyses

##### MathTalk, Conferencing and Professional Learning

##### Knowledgeable Others

### 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

##### Conclusion

### Understanding Geometric Figures through Drawing and Paper Folding

This webcast explores the study of 2-D geometry in the junior mathematics classroom. It offers…

##### Introduction

##### Research

##### In Depth

##### Analyzing Relationships

##### Investigating Triangles and Measuring Angles

##### Students in Action

##### Consolidating and Implementing

### Teaching Mathematics Through a Social Justice Lens

This resource shares one school’s approach to improving student learning in mathematics – an approach…

##### Introduction

##### What is Social Justice Math?

##### Building a Collaborative Culture of Learning

##### Social Justice Math Lesson

##### Insights into Intense Learning

### Engaging Students in Mathematics

This resource explores a mathematics lesson taught within a three-part lesson framework. Throughout, the teacher…

##### Overview

##### Getting Started

##### Working On It

##### Consolidation

##### Teacher Debrief

### 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

### OFIP Resources

Examines effective instructional leadership practices that support whole school improvements in literacy and numeracy learning.

##### Segments from Lucy West's Presentations

### Three Part Lesson in Mathematics: Co-planning, Co-teaching and Supporting Student Learning

A grade 6 three-part lesson on fractions – co-planned, co-taught and observed by a team…

##### A Problem-Solving Approach

##### Co-planning

##### Supporting Student Learning

##### Co-teaching

##### Shared Perspectives

### Through the Eye of the Learner: From Student Work to Teacher Practice

Witness educators from a primary and a middle school who formed a learning team to…

##### Overview

##### Setting the Context

##### Classroom Visit #1

##### Debrief of Classroom Visit #1

##### Classroom Visit #2

##### Debrief of Classroom Visit #2

##### Learning Team Debrief

##### Principal Team Debrief

### Differentiating Mathematics Instruction

What does differentiating mathematics instruction mean to you? What differentiated instructional strategies have you used in your classroom? What are some challenges to implementing such strategies?

##### Video Clips

### 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.