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Numeracy Learning Session Series – 2017- 2018

Grade 8 & 9 Sessions

Session Goals

  • Deepen our understanding of the new math curriculum for grades 8 & 9
  • Explore possible resources that could be used to effectively teach the new curriculum with an emphasis on the curricular competencies

Facilitator: Nikki Lineham

Session Resources:

Link to Google Folder – Grade 8&9 session Resources

Additional Websites:

TeachBC – the go to website for BC teaching resources (BCTF)

www.bcamt.ca/resources/ (BC Association of Math Teachers Website)

Power Of Ten (Trevor Calkin’s website- lots of freebies and digital resources you can buy- aligned with BC curriculum)

Carole Fullerton’s Website

Educating Now  (Nikki Lineham’s Site – ProD resources for teachers – aligned with BC curriculum – pay for access)

www.peterliljedahl.com/teachers (SFU professor – see links on the bottom for Resources, Numeracy Tasks, Good Problems, Card Tricks – aligned with BC curriculum)

piman.ca/SD36/Curriculum/Home (Links to many resources included in your package including the curriculum grids)

www.youcubed.org/tasks/ (US so search by topic)

robertkaplinsky.com/lessons/ (US so search by topic)

www.openmiddle.com/ (US so search by topic)

nrich.maths.org/ (UK so search by topic)

fawnnguyen.com/ (look on the right side –there are a ton of great resources here, including book recommendations that would have good problems)

eworkshop.on.ca/edu/resources/guides/Guide_Math_K_6_Volume_2.pdf  (this is a support for teaching problem solving in general)

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1jXSt_CoDzyDFeJimZxnhgwOVsWkTQEsfqouLWNNC6Z4/pub?output=html (Dan Meyer’s 3 Act task bank. There are great but you’ll need to search by topic as it is aligned with the US common core)

www.commoncoresheets.com (Search by topic down the left side – many visual worksheets including grids and number lines and area models for multiplication)


Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler

Open Questions for Rich Math Lesson by Marian Small (they come in English and French) – only available at:


Good Questions; Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction by Marian Small

Eyes on Math; A Visual Approach to Teaching Math Concepts by Marian Small

Teaching Student Centered Mathematics by John Van de Walle and LouAnn Lovin

Cuisenaire Rods Rock! By Carole Fullerton

Number Talks; Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies Grades k-5 by Sherry Parrish (would recommend this one if you’ve never done Number Talks)

Making Number Talks Matter; Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding Grades 4-10 (less structured than the previous one)
How the Brain Learns Mathematics by David Sousa