Mathematics Strategy
Grades Primary–6
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Provincial Mathematics Consultants
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Donna Karsten
Mathematics Consultant
NS Department of Education
English Program Services
Trade Mart Building
2021 Brunswick Street
PO Box 578
Halifax NS B3J 2S9
Sharon McCready
Mathematics Strategy Consultant
NS Department of Education
English Program Services
Trade Mart Building
2021 Brunswick Street
PO Box 578
Halifax NS B3J 2S9
902-424-5437(voice)
902-424-0613 (fax)
[email protected]
902-424-5196(voice)
902-424-0613 (fax)
[email protected]
Regional Mathematics Leaders
AVRSB:
CCRSB:
CBVRSB:
HRSB:
SSRSB:
SRSB:
TCRSB:
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Martha Stewart (Mathematics Consultant)
Therese Forsythe (High School Consultant)
David McKillop (Mathematics Coordinator)
Darlene McKeen Hudson (Mathematics
Consultant)
Ron MacLean (Mathematics Facilitator)
Sharon Boudreau (Mathematics Consultant)
Robin Harris (Mathematics Facilitator)
Sherene Sharpe (Mathematics Mentor P–12)
Keith Jordan (Mathematics and Science
Coordinator)
Jane Chisholm (Mathematics Consultant)
The Time to Learn Strategy
The Time to Learn Strategy includes requirements for
minimum time for mathematics Primary–9
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A minimum of 45 minutes per day for grades Primary–2.
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A minimum of 1 hour per day for grades 3–8.
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A minimum of 5 minutes per day for mental math and
estimation, grades 1–9.
Professional Development Initiative
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Three School-Based Sessions (Addition and
Subtraction Story Problems and Pictures)
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Mentoring
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Grade 4 (New Core Resource)
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PRIME/First Steps
Mental Math and Estimation
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Mental Math Video
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What is mental math and why is it important?
Profile six classrooms
Strategy development
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introduction
reinforcement
assessment
Grade-Specific Strategies
Let’s Talk About… Mental Math and Estimation
Mentors
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Mentors
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We formed a team of Lead Mentors of up to 8 Mathematics
Mentors and up to 8 Literacy Mentors.
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These 16 Lead Mentors helped shape the mentoring
initiative in Nova Scotia.
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First module ran this summer (NSELC)
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Grants will be provided to boards to support this program.
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Our long-range goal is to provide mentor services to all
schools, Primary–9.
PRIME / First Steps
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Developmental Maps
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Assessments to understand where
students are working.
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Activities to move students along the
continuum
Mathematics: A Teaching Resource
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Primary–6 resources
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Yearly plans for single and combined grades
Unit plans/ Lesson Plans
Language and mathematics
Classroom assessment
Available this year
Mathematics Summer Institute
Antigonish (August 9–10, 2005)
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The keynote speaker was John A. Van De Walle, author of Elementary
and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally.
Sessions were arranged according to the following grade level
groupings
 Grades Primary–2
 Grades 3–4
 Grades 5–6
 Junior High
 High School
Stay tuned to the following website address for details and registration
information for next summer: http://www.strait.ednet.ns.ca
Resources
A commitment has been made to provide
resources to support mathematics
teaching and learning.
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New Core Resources
Purchase Plan
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Elementary
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Junior High
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Grade 3 (January 2005)
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Grade 9 (March 2006)
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Grade 4 (May 2005)
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Grade 8 (March 2007)
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Grade 5 (May 2006)
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Grade 7 (March 2008)
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Grade 6 (May 2007)
Provincial Distribution 2005–2006
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Mathematics Assessment: A Practical Handbook for Grade K–
2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12
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Virtual Manipulatives
Communication Pieces
Mathematics:
Home-School Communication Box
– Grades Primary–6
– PowerPoint/Disc
I Get It! Grade 5 and Grade 6
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Communication Pieces
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Pamphlets
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Let’s Talk About... Mathematics
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Let’s Talk About... Mental Math and Estimation: Grades 1–3
Let’s Talk About... Mental Math and Estimation: Grades 4–6
Let’s Talk About... Mental Math and Estimation: Grades 7–9
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Let’s Talk About... Number Sense: Grades P–3
Let’s Talk About... Operation Sense: Grades P–3
Let’s Talk About... Patterns: Grades P–3
Let’s Talk About... Measurement: Grades P–3
Let’s Talk About... Geometry: Grades P–3
Let’s Talk About... Data Management and Probability: Grades P–3
Communication Pieces
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Home Activity Packs
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Packs containing sample activities to encourage
involvement in mathematics at home
Packs will be in schools in November
Mathematics Strategy:
Future Projects
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MathLinks: Grades Primary–3
MathLinks: Grades 4–6
PRIME / First Steps in Mathematics
Atlantic Canada
Mathematics Curriculum
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