Numeracy Support for Continuity of Learning

About

We have put this website together as a way to support teachers in their work to provide for continuity of learning mathematics from home.

As teachers begin to make virtual connections with their students, we know that they will also be working on ways to support learning. We recognize that everyone is learning new skills and new ways of engaging our learners. It is important to us to communicate that the Numeracy Team (Marc Garneau, Chris Hunter, Jess Kyle) is here to support this process. Hopefully this website will provide some guidance. Additionally you can reach us individually by email, and we are happy to answer questions about resources, planning or any other areas where teachers require Numeracy support.

These are challenging times where not only teachers, but students and their families, are uncertain about what the future holds. We encourage you to go slowly and to offer activities that promote connections both to each other and to numeracy. We are all in this together and we are working to get information and resources to teachers and to parents that will keep students connected to their Math learning, while honouring the principles of Social Emotional Learning and the variety of circumstances that all families find themselves in at this time.

You can navigate this site using the tabs at the top of the page.

  • FAQ: an ongoing list of answers to questions that we get asked frequently

  • Menu of Tasks by Grade Band: suggested tasks organized by strand, plus routines

  • Teaching: Ideas on how to share activities with a class, gather responses, and provide feedback.

  • Recommended websites: an organized list of recommended websites to support teachers

This site will be updated regularly.

Updates

  • May 4, 2021: Added some more links, including some virtual manipulatives

  • Jan 14, 2021: Uploaded two more new Grade 10 videos (Relations & Functions)

  • Dec 7, 2020: Uploaded two new Grade 10 videos.

  • Nov 19, 2020: Made some adjustments to the menu configuration

  • Sept 29, 2020: Added videos for parents of children in Grades 6 or 7

  • Sept 21, 2020: Removed links for resources that are no longer free

  • Sept 5, 2020: Added videos and slides from our Summer Insitute workshops

  • June 3, 2020: Added Desmos support for both Teaching and Assessing

  • May 29, 2020: Added Desmos collections for each grade K-7

  • May 25, 2020: Added more Indigenous connections in patterning across all grades; some new tasks in Math 8-10; Assessment tools support using Forms in Office 365

  • May 21, 2020: Added Desmos collections for Math 8-9

  • May 15, 2020: Added first part of assessment support, and Desmos collections for 10-12

  • May 8, 2020: Added a few more tasks to K-10

  • May 4, 2020: Added more tasks to K-7

  • April 30, 2020: Added more tasks to Math 8-10

  • April 27, 2020: Added suggested curricular compencies to each task.

  • April 24, 2020: Added more tasks to K-7, including Indigenous connections in Patterns & Shape. Also added a Safety section to the Teaching page.

  • April 21, 2020: Added more tasks to Math 10 courses.

  • April 20, 2020: Added more tasks to Math 8 & 9.

  • April 17, 2020: Added one more task per strand in K-7.

  • April 16, 2020: Added a Teaching page to suggest ideas for connecting with students (sending tasks, gathering responses, giving feedback)

  • April 13, 2020: Added one more task per strand in K-7.

  • April 8, 2020: Added Secondary pages for Grades 8-10

  • April 6, 2020: Added a few more links in the Online Programs section.

  • April 4, 2020: Added many more links

  • April 3, 2020: Website is launched with FAQ, one task per strand across K-7 bands, and suggested links.