Updates for Grades Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies 2016 - Alberta Education has prepared the following documents that are updated for September 2016. Summary of clarifications to the Alberta Mathematics Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies, Summary of updates to the Kindergarten to grade 9 Achievement Indicators, clarification of expectations regarding number facts, clarification of expectations regarding strategies and maintenance. There is also a power point presentation located here.

 What is Numeracy?

 A video to show how numeracy is in our daily lives.

 Alberta Education Numeracy Definition, Components, and Elements of the Progressions.

 Supporting Numeracy: Building a Community of Practice- a document created by the Ontario Government on capacity building produced by the Student Assessment division to support leadership and instructional effectiveness.

Numeracy For All: A Community of Practice for Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities - The Central Alberta Regional Consortia (through the Alberta Regional Consortia), in collaboration with Alberta Education has been hosting one-year communities of practice for teachers from grades 1 to 12 to enhance teacher capacity to meet the mathematics instruction and numeracy needs of students with significant disabilities. Each year, participants meet face-to-face twice during the year and collaborate in an online environment from September to June. The purpose of this website is to provide information and strategies for teachers in Alberta who want to learn more about mathematics instruction and numeracy development for students with significant disabilities. Much of this content has been co-developed with participants of the Numeracy for All communities of practice. New content is added on a regular basis.

 Numeracy Across Learning, Scotland - Alberta Education provided this link on their website as an external link for teachers to gather more information and ideas on numeracy. this site provides professional resources related to the teaching of numeracy across the curriculum.

 National Numeracy, UK- Alberta Education provided this link on their website as an external link for teachers. This website was developed in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy amongst adults and children.

Article: Kids skilled early in math do better in school

UCI researcher also finds K-5 students with persistent numeracy issues much less likely to graduate from high school.


Using iPad Apps in the Elementary Classroom document

 Basic number facts and strategies for teachers and parents from Alberta Education.

Fluency without Fear Article.

 Math Word Wall

 What is number sense a one-sheet handout for parents and teachers?

 What are personal strategies and formal algorithms for teachers and parents handout?

 What are manipulatives?

 James Tanton The Renewed Math Wars article

 Free must-have apps for secondary math

 Summary of updates to the k-9 Achievement indicators effective September 2016

Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening Article by Mind/Shift https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/06/08/five-classroom-dimensions-that-show-deep-math-learning-is-happening/

Why Kids Should Keep Using Their Fingers to do Math Article by Mind/Shift https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/04/13/why-kids-should-keep-using-theirs-fingers-to-do-math/

Fluency Without Fear: Research Evidence on the Best Ways to Learn Math Facts article by youcubed https://bhi61nm2cr3mkdgk1dtaov18-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FluencyWithoutFear-2015.pdf

ACSD Math You Can See Articles (Five Strategies for Envisioning Math, Transferring Math Visualization Strategies to Other Content Areas, and many more.) http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol12/1215-toc.aspx?utm_source=ascdexpress&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Express-12-15