Planning Mathematics: Professional Practice

Applies professional knowledge and experience to promote student learning

Arrow Bullet Adapt ready-made three-part lessons, and design three-part lessons using templates, and apply effective
     questioning as appropriate for student achievement and to Differentiate Instruction


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Big Ideas and Effective Questioning K-12: Proportional Reasoning
A K-12 instructional trajectory for proportional reasoning. Package includes sample open questions and parallel tasks for each panel (K-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-12), suggested lesson sequences and implementation supports. Samples of student work and teacher-developed resources will be attached to this package after editing.
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Curriculum Policy Documents
Mathematics curriculum policy documents in pdf format.

  • Grades 1 – 8
  • Grades 9 – 10
  • Grades 9 – 10 Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Courses
  • Grade 9 Transfer Course – Applied to Academic
  • Grades 11 – 12


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Gap Closing Resources
The Gap Closing materials are for students who are struggling in mathematics but not in other subjects. These resources are intended to target specific gaps and provide appropriate remediation to close the gap. These research-based resources are for individuals or small groups and are designed with open questions.
  • Junior / Intermediate Number Sense - English
  • Junior / Intermediate Number Sense - French
  • Intermediate / Senior
  • Gap Closing J/I Evidence – November 2011
  • Gap Closing I/S Evidence – November 2011
  • Principal as Math Leader
  • Research Context and Evidence

Number Sense - English

Number Sense – French
Number Sense and Algebra – English
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Guides to Effective Instruction
Teaching guides and resources for K-6 produced by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat. The link also gives access to other Literacy Numeracy Secretariat resources.
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Journal Writing Prompts
This list, complied from a variety of sources, provides supports for a journal writing program . Categories include “Math Concept Prompts”, “Process Prompts” and “Affective/ Attitudinal Prompts”
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Manipulative supports – videos and files
Tip sheets and video clips for using manipulatives in mathematics classrooms. Use to introduce manipulatives at all levels and provide suggestions and examples in practice.

  • Tips for Manipulative Use
  • Manipulatives Instructional Strategies


Manipulative Tips
Manipulative Strategies

Posing Powerful Questions: Formative Feedback
Initially designed for coaches working with teachers, this 1 page template provides considerations for pre-instruction, during instruction and post-instruction. Helpful for teachers alone for self reflection.
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Posing Powerful Questions Template
This template ensures that questions focus on curriculum expectations and the underlying Big Ideas.
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Teachers Want to Know
A summary of CLIPS and their potential uses for closing gaps in student achievement.
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(Targeted Implementation and Planning Supports) are 3-part lesson plans and related supports for Grade 7 through Grade 12
Included are embedded video, interactive whiteboard notebook files, lessons for French Immersion, and lessons designed using the Posing Powerful Questions template.
WINS (Winning with Instructional Navigation Supports)
Learner’s Think Book and Facilitator’s Guide (non-educator version) for Number Sense - designed with four parallel tasks addressing the same learning goal, designed for home use, adaptable for classroom use.