AN EFFECTIVE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM follows a balanced framework which includes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem solving. Students need to learn math in a logical and sequential manner, with continual connections being made between past mathematical understanding and new concepts; connections between concrete experiences, pictorial representations, symbols, and algorithms.
GSSD believes that:
- All children can do math with respect to their personal experiences and needs;
- Engaging and culturally appropriate resources aid instruction;
- Providing all students with the foundations of Number Sense (compare, compose and decompose, represent, visualize, and estimate) lays the foundation for a deep understanding of relationships between and within numbers across all grade levels.
GSSD Math Goal:
- By June 30, 2021, there will be 2% more Grades 2, 5, & 8 students at or above grade level in math compared to the June 2019 data.
Instruction and assessment practices for mathematics in GSSD align with SASKATCHEWAN MATH, a provincial resource for teachers and leaders of mathematics in Saskatchewan.