Presentation on theme: "1 Mathematics Strategy Grades Primary–9. 2 Mathematics Strategy The Mathematics Strategy is in its third year, and it grows stronger every year. This."— Presentation transcript:
2 Mathematics Strategy The Mathematics Strategy is in its third year, and it grows stronger every year. This presentation will give insight into where we have been and where we plan to go next.
3 Regional Mathematics Leaders AVRSB: Martha Stewart (Mathematics Consultant) Therese Forsythe (High School Mathematics Consultant) CCRSB:David McKillop (Mathematics Coordinator) CBVRSB:Ron MacLean (Mathematics Facilitator) HRSB: Robin Harris (Mathematics Facilitator) SSRSB:Sherene Sharpe (Mathematics Mentor P–9) Mark MacLeod (Mathematics Mentor 10–12) SRSB:Keith Jordan (Mathematics and Science Coordinator) TCRSB:Trevor Cunningham (Mathematics Consultant)
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 3–9. A minimum of 5 minutes per day for mental math and estimation, grades 1–9.
5 Professional Development Initiative The Professional Development initiative will continue in 2004–2005. This year the initiative will provide support for school-based mathematics leaders provide time for school-based mathematics leaders to support staff in their schools provide opportunities for some school-based mathematics leaders to mentor one or more of their colleagues provide a one-day workshop for grade 3 mathematics teachers to support the implementation of new core resources
6 Observation from the On-Line Surveys Principals strongly agreed their participation in the principals/lead teachers workshops was beneficial. Math leaders appreciated ready made “teacher friendly” materials for sessions. Classroom teachers agreed the 45 minute school- based sessions were useful and informative. Sessions on measurement, assessment, and instructional strategies were requested for further PD
7 Professional Development Initiative 3850 days: Distributed proportionally among boards. Category 1: Two days per school-based mathematics leader for his/her own Professional Development. Category 2a: Two days per school-based mathematics leader to prepare school-based Professional Development sessions. Category 2b: A pool of days will be available for mentoring. Category 3: One day per grade 3 teacher.
8 Professional Development Initiative Mentors We will be forming a team of Provincial Facilitators of up to 8 Mathematics Mentors and up to 8 Literacy Mentors. These 16 Provincial Facilitators will be asked to help shape the mentoring initiative in Nova Scotia. Our long-range goal is to provide mentor services to all schools, Primary–9.
9 Mathematics Workshops for Resource Teachers: Grades 7–9 Spring 2004 Five regional two-day workshops 140 junior high school resource teachers Joint effort of English Program Services and Student Services Each participant received a resource kit of manipulatives and binders
10 Mathematics Workshops for Resource Teachers: Grades 7–9 Sessions grades 4–9 mathematics curriculum outcomes five types of mathematics manipulatives a literature review an overview of theory re special needs Differentiation of instruction and other adaptations Follow-up sessions are being planned
11 Mathematics Summer Institute Antigonish (August 11–12, 2004) 120 participants 10 sessions Grades P–2: Assessing Young Children in Mathematics / Mathematics in Multiage Classrooms Grades 3–4: Adapting Mathematics Activities for a Variety of Learners / What You Say Makes All the Difference
12 Mathematics Summer Institute Antigonish (August 11–12, 2004) Grades 5–6: Common Sense to Number Sense / Doing Mathematics through Problem Solving Grades 7–9: Integers with Meaning / Geo-block Activity/Geometer’s Sketchpad Grades 10–12: Casio Graphing Calculator / Working with Column 3: Worthwhile Tasks
13 Resources A commitment has been made to provide resources to support mathematics teaching and learning.
15 Provincial Distribution PM Maths Numeracy & Literacy Teacher’s Guide Stages A and B Stages C and D Elementary Resource Teachers: 101 Winning Ways with Base 10 Grades K–3 101 Winning Ways with Base 10 Grades 4–6 I Get It! Grades 5 and 6 Annenburg Videos- Geometry - Data Management
16 Outcomes Frameworks to Inform Professional Development An Outcomes Framework to Inform Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers was completed and distributed in 2003–2004. An Outcomes Framework to Inform Professional Development for Administrators is in the workshop binder. (Plus the book: Administrator’s Guide: How to Support and Improve Mathematics Education in Your School)
17 Mathematics: A Teaching Resource Primary–9 resources Yearly plans for single and combined grades Unit plans/ Lesson Plans Language and mathematics Classroom assessment Available this year
18 Communication Pieces Communications Box: Grades Primary–6 Contents Video: What Are You Teaching My Child? by Marilyn Burns Book: Involving Families in Mathematics Education by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Book: Getting Your Math Message Out to Parents: A K–6 Resource by Nancy Litton, Math Solutions Publications, 1998
19 Communication Pieces CD Rom – A template and samples of letters to parents – A template and samples of School Newsletters A Packet of Family Mathematics Night Activities: Grades Primary–6 Curriculum Summary and Overheads: Grades Primary–6 Distribution in January 2005.
20 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 and Number 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
21 Communication Pieces Homework Baggies: Kits containing sample baggies and cards to encourage involvement in mathematics at home Grades P, P/1, and 1 will be in school in March 2005 Grades 1/2, 2, 2/3, and 3 will be in schools in May 2005 I Get It! Grade 5 and Grade 6
22 Mental Math and Estimation Video What is mental math and why is it important? Profile six classroom Strategy development ̵ introduction ̵ reinforcement ̵ assessment Grade-Specific Strategies Let’s Talk About… Mental Math and Estimation