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Hands-On Mathematics for Ontario, Grade 1

By Jennifer E. Lawson
Categories: Education, Mathematics, Elementary
Series: Hands-On Mathematics for Ontario
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Softcover, coil bound : 9781553790907, 504 pages, January 2006


This teacher resource offers a detailed introduction to the Hands-On Mathematics program (guiding principles, implementation guidelines, an overview of the processes that grade 1 students use and develop during mathematics inquiry), and a classroom assessment plan complete with record-keeping templates and connections to the Achievement Levels outlined in the Ontario Mathematics Curriculum. The resource also provides strategies and visual resources for developing students’ mental math skills. The resource includes:

  • Mental Math Strategies
  • Unit 1: Patterning and Algebra
  • Unit 2: Data Management and Probability
  • Unit 3: Measurement
  • Unit 4: Geometry and Spatial Sense
  • Unit 5: Number Sense and Numeration

Each unit is divided into lessons that focus on specific curricular expectations. Each lesson has materials lists, activity descriptions, questioning techniques, problem-solving examples, activity centre and extension ideas, assessment suggestions, activity sheets, and visuals required.