About the course
Mathematics is integral to every aspect of daily life – social, economic, cultural, and environmental. It is part of the story of human history. People around the world have used and continue to use mathematical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make sense of the world around them and develop new mathematical thinking and appreciation for mathematics. The relationships between cultures and mathematics are conceptualized and practiced in many different ways across many different contexts. From counting systems, measurement, and calculation to arithmetic, geometry, and spatial sense, mathematics has been evident in the daily lives of people across history.
The Mathematics program is designed to ensure that students build a solid foundation in mathematics and develop a positive mathematical identity by connecting and applying mathematical concepts in a variety of ways. At My Learning Oasis, to support this process, teachers capitalize on students’ prior knowledge, skills, and experiences; integrate concepts from across the strands; and often apply the mathematics that students are learning to types of situations that might occur outside the classroom. Mathematics skills are necessary when we buy goods and services online, complete our taxes, create art, and play sports.
The math courses have been striving to equip all students with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that are essential to understanding and enjoying the importance and beauty of mathematics. Student learning in the math curriculum is described in five areas with social emotional learning skills and mathematical processes being taught and assessed through all areas. In Grade 1 students’ will cover Grade 2 Ontario Math curriculum to develop understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring strands related to number, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Students will participate in STEAM based activities that will encourage them to build their social-emotional learning skills specifically focusing on critical thinking skills, including creative and flexible ways of solving various problems.
Grade 1 - Mathematics
CAD $ 1000.00
My Learning Oasis
Curriculum Policy Document
The Ontario Curriculum: Grade 2 Mathematics
Strand: Social Emotional Learning
Learning Outcomes: Students practice critical and creative thinking.
Learning Outcomes: Students work with numbers up to 200. They develop and apply their growing understanding of numbers in various ways, such as solving problems involving addition and subtraction. They continue to work with fractions through the context of sharing things equally.
Learning Outcomes: Students use shapes and numbers to continue to learn about patterns and how to extend them. They also learn about equality by adjusting pairs of addition and subtraction statements to make them equal. Students will develop code to move multiple objects from one location to another on a grid at the same time. They will also use mathematical modelling to analyze and create solutions for real-life situations, such as determining the cost of a lunch program.
Learning Outcomes: Students continue to develop their understanding of data as they learn ways to collect, organize, display and interpret more complicated data. They will learn about the likelihood of events happening and how that can be used to make informed decisions. For example, “If it is likely to rain tomorrow, then I should wear rain boots”.
Strand: Spatial Sense
Learning Outcomes: Students continue to develop their spatial sense as they learn to visualize what different shapes look like when they are turned around or taken apart. They learn to recognize and describe more complex shapes and create simple maps of familiar places. Tools such as rulers will be used to accurately measure the lengths of objects, and timers and clocks are used to measure how much time has passed.
Strand: Financial Literacy
Learning Outcomes: Students build on their understanding that money has value and identify different ways to represent the same amount of money. For example, how different combinations of coins can add up to $1, and how different combinations of loonies, toonies and bills can add up to $100.
This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:
- A scanner, smartphone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work.
- A smartphone camera or similar device to take pictures of student work.
- A device to record audio.
- A printer.
- A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities.
- Various household items to complete offline activities
- Paper Towel Roll or Rolled Up Piece of Construction Paper.
- Scissors and glue.
- Bristol board or construction paper.
Overall Curriculum Expectation
A. Social Emotional Learning Skills in Mathematics:
A1. apply, to the best of their ability, a variety of social-emotional learning skills to support their use of the mathematical processes and their learning in connection with the expectations in the other five strands of the mathematics curriculum.
B1. demonstrate an understanding of numbers and make connections to the way numbers are used in everyday life.
B2. use knowledge of numbers and operations to solve mathematical problems encountered in everyday life.
C1. identify, describe, extend, create, and make predictions about a variety of patterns, including those found in real-life contexts.
C2. demonstrate an understanding of variables, expressions, equalities, and inequalities, and apply this understanding in various contexts.
C3. solve problems and create computational representations of mathematical situations using coding concepts and skills.
C4. apply the process of mathematical modelling to represent, analyse, make predictions, and provide insight into real-life situations.
D1. manage, analyse, and use data to make convincing arguments and informed decisions, in various contexts drawn from real life.
D2. describe the likelihood that events will happen, and use that information to make predictions.
E. Spatial Sense
E1. describe and represent shape, location, and movement by applying geometric properties and spatial relationships in order to navigate the world around them
E2. compare, estimate, and determine measurements in various contexts
F. Financial Literacy
F1. demonstrate an understanding of the value of Canadian currency.
Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources, such as assignments, day-to-day observations, conversations or conferences, demonstrations, projects, and performances. Teachers follow guidelines from Growing Success to analyze how well a student is achieving the curriculum expectations in a subject. As part of assessment, teachers provide students with descriptive feedback that guides their efforts towards improvement. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement throughout the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. There may be a final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.