Plan your entire
grade 8 math year
in a day
without the headache
There are dozens of great ways to plan and assess a year of lessons
Unfortunately, most of these solutions eat up your personal time*. It takes time to develop good lesson plans. It takes time to create a curriculum that allows students to engage meaningfully with “mean, median and mode”.
Co-planning with other teachers through Office 365, Google Docs, e-mail or quick before and after school chats
Finding your own resources through government websites (Veterans Affairs, Stats Canada, Musée de la guerre, Encyclopédie Canadienne)
Spending time at home marking, planning, finding things you’ve once created, going through resources
Going through textbooks and creating your own notes and lessons based on the good stuff
Translating resources you’ve found online
Letting things slide at home, like having a clean house or being an effective parent or spouse
Developing all your own programming (with experience, there is less to develop, and you’ll just have the correction left)
Finding great videos online, and tie them into your lesson plans
Go to the library on weekends, away from your family, and work
Plan with other teachers (though sometimes it’s not as efficient as you thought it would be)
Finding school- or board-level initiatives that allow you to plan lessons and assessments to bring back to your classroom
* well, except maybe “winging it”—but if you’re here, you’re probably not a “winger”
Other common problems teachers experience, in their own words
Our grade 6, 7 and 8 math curriculum provides everything you need to teach and assess your students this school year
Say goodbye to creating a year-at-a-glance, and constantly checking if you’ve reached all the curriculum expectations. And say hello to a year of high-quality, student-tested, engaging content that allows you to do what you do best: focus on your students.
A year-at-a-glance overview of the grade 6, 7 and 8 Ontario mathematics expectations, broken down by scope and sequence into units (as an added advantage, if you teach a split-grade, you can teach the units simultaneously to multiple grades)
60-second videos of individual lessons being taught to students, with engaging “math labs” and “number talks” to intuitively prepare you to engage them with the content
Three assessments per unit (for, as and of learning) with a linear rubric that helps you assess more quickly, and with built-in “next steps” you can highlight with fast, effective, individual feedback
There are more and more resources out there that will help us “gamify” math learning, and allow kids to learn better and more efficiently. Anyone remember having to buy a TI graphing calculator in high school? Try Desmos. Remember using a textbook that was torn up inside and had a dozen other kids’ names in it? Try Mathigon.
And if you want a program that is designed to help you teach and assess mathematics in your grade 6, 7 or 8 classroom this 2019-2020 school year, try us.
The Ontario Ministry of Education recommends teaching math using the same “scope and sequence” we use
This helps ensure that you are able to hit all of your curriculum expectations during the school year. Unfortunately, many big publishers plan for other provinces or other countries, and then add Ontario as an after-thought
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