__Grade 1 Mathematics__

There are 3 main strands in grade 1 mathematics: Number Sense, Patterns, and Shape and Space.

I will be spiraling math topics this year, using different techniques to revisit each strand throughout the year: math journals, number of the day, calendar activities, centers, and games.

The Smart board and hands on learning through math manipulatives will be tools used daily to enhance the curriculum and foster student engagement.

The Jump Math program will be used daily, along with Hands on Problem Solving used weekly.

I will be spiraling math topics this year, using different techniques to revisit each strand throughout the year: math journals, number of the day, calendar activities, centers, and games.

The Smart board and hands on learning through math manipulatives will be tools used daily to enhance the curriculum and foster student engagement.

The Jump Math program will be used daily, along with Hands on Problem Solving used weekly.

Mathematics Education Goals for Students - according to the Manitoba Mathematics curriculum

The main goals of mathematics education are to prepare students to:

Students who have met these goals will:

The main goals of mathematics education are to prepare students to:

- communicate and reason mathematically
- use mathematics confidently, accurately, and efficiently to solve problems
- appreciate and value mathematics
- make connections between mathematical knowledge and skills, and their application
- commit themselves to lifelong learning
- become mathematically literate citizens, using mathematics to contribute to society and to think critically about the world

Students who have met these goals will:

- gain understanding and appreciation of the contributions of mathematics as a science, philosophy, and art
- exhibit a positive attitude toward mathematics
- engage and persevere in mathematical tasks and projects
- contribute to mathematical discussions
- take risks in performing mathematical tasks
- exhibit curiosity

Useful websites:

www.xtramath.org

Patterns -

http://hzsd.ca/learningcenter/library/math+resources/Grade+1+Math+Websites - horizon school division math resources library

www.xtramath.org

Patterns -

__http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/patterns_math_first_1st_grade.htm__http://hzsd.ca/learningcenter/library/math+resources/Grade+1+Math+Websites - horizon school division math resources library