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1 Mathematics Strategy Grades Primary–6

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2 Provincial Mathematics Consultants Donna Karsten Mathematics 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) karstend@gov.ns.ca 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 902-424-5196(voice) 902-424-0613 (fax) mccreasa@gov.ns.ca

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3 Regional Mathematics Leaders AVRSB: Martha Stewart (Mathematics Consultant) Therese Forsythe (High School Consultant) CCRSB:David McKillop (Mathematics Coordinator) Darlene McKeen Hudson (Mathematics Consultant) CBVRSB:Ron MacLean (Mathematics Facilitator) Sharon Boudreau (Mathematics Consultant) HRSB: Robin Harris (Mathematics Facilitator) SSRSB:Sherene Sharpe (Mathematics Mentor P–12) SRSB:Keith Jordan (Mathematics and Science Coordinator) TCRSB:Jane Chisholm (Mathematics Consultant)

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4 The Time to Learn Strategy The Time to Learn Strategy includes requirements for minimum time for mathematics Primary–9 A minimum of 45 minutes per day for grades Primary–2. A minimum of 1 hour per day for grades 3–8. A minimum of 5 minutes per day for mental math and estimation, grades 1–9.

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5 Professional Development Initiative Three School-Based Sessions (Addition and Subtraction Story Problems and Pictures) Mentoring Grade 4 (New Core Resource) PRIME/First Steps

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6 Mental Math and Estimation Mental Math Video What is mental math and why is it important? Profile six classrooms Strategy development ̵ introduction ̵ reinforcement ̵ assessment Grade-Specific Strategies Let’s Talk About… Mental Math and Estimation

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7 Mentors We formed a team of Lead Mentors of up to 8 Mathematics Mentors and up to 8 Literacy Mentors. These 16 Lead Mentors helped shape the mentoring initiative in Nova Scotia. First module ran this summer (NSELC) Grants will be provided to boards to support this program. Our long-range goal is to provide mentor services to all schools, Primary–9.

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8 PRIME / First Steps Developmental Maps Assessments to understand where students are working. Activities to move students along the continuum

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9 Primary–6 resources Yearly plans for single and combined grades Unit plans/ Lesson Plans Language and mathematics Classroom assessment Available this year Mathematics: A Teaching Resource

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10 Mathematics Summer Institute Antigonish (August 9 – 10, 2005) 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

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11 Resources A commitment has been made to provide resources to support mathematics teaching and learning.

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12 New Core Resources Purchase Plan Elementary Grade 3 (January 2005) Grade 4 (May 2005) Grade 5 (May 2006) Grade 6 (May 2007) Junior High Grade 9 (March 2006) Grade 8 (March 2007) Grade 7 (March 2008)

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13 Provincial Distribution 2005–2006 Mathematics Assessment: A Practical Handbook for Grade K– 2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12 Virtual Manipulatives

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14 Communication Pieces Mathematics: Home-School Communication Box – Grades Primary–6 – PowerPoint/Disc I Get It! Grade 5 and Grade 6

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15 Communication Pieces Pamphlets Let’s Talk About... Mathematics 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 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

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16 Communication Pieces Home Activity Packs Packs containing sample activities to encourage involvement in mathematics at home Packs will be in schools in November

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17 Mathematics Strategy: Future Projects MathLinks: Grades Primary–3 MathLinks: Grades 4–6 PRIME / First Steps in Mathematics

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18 Atlantic Canada Mathematics Curriculum

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