This is an overview of what we will be discussing during our curriculum framework professional development session on August 25th.…

# Fold and Cut

Prologue Ontario Grade 8 Curriculum and Connections: Patterning and Algebra “Sort and classify quadrilaterals by geometric properties, including those based…

# Ontario Math Continuum and Connections

Introduction I’ve been trying to find a more flexible way to approach teaching mathematics to students, one that shows students…

# From Patterning to Algebra

Learning Goal and Success Criteria Over the course of this chapter, we want students to understand that pattern rules, tables…

# Understanding the Relationship Between Percents, Fractions and Decimal Numbers

In this chapter, students are supposed to understand the relationship between percents, fractions and decimal numbers, and that they are…

# Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Prologue Play this video for students. You may have to play it more than once before they are ready to…

# Grade 8 Mathematics: Multi-Strand Long-Range Plans

The Problem I was trained to do math in a very classical fashion. Start by what you are certain that…

# Dot Talks: Starting Number Talks

Making Number Talks Matter We just started number talks in our grade 8 math classroom back in January. I started…

# Stick or Switch? The Missing Ace Problem

Prologue Act I Is it better to stick or switch? Act II What’s your hypothesis: stick or switch? What’s the theoretical…

# Grade 8 French: Writing a Fairy Tale / Écrire un conte

This is an overview of our unit on writing a fairy tale (Écrire un conte). Before starting this unit, we…