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

Winging it

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

 
The first three years [of teaching], I worked a lot outside of school. Now, I only work one hour in the morning, one hour over lunch, and six to eight hours per week of planning and correcting.
— Rianna, Grade 6-7 teacher, Saving for a house
[Before having kids] I used to float. Now I’m not floating. I’m sinking.
— Aubrey, Grade 7-8 Teacher, New Mom
 

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.

You get:

  • 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

 
These “nontraditional” students often don’t have the time or resources to effectively navigate an inefficient, inflexible learning environment designed to meet other people’s needs. That’s a big reason why two out of every five students who enroll in higher education will either withdraw for a while or drop out altogether.
— Melinda Gates, Annual Letter 2019
Textbooks are becoming obsolete.
— Bill Gates, Annual Letter 2019

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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