# It's All About The Processes!!!

### Connecting Literacy & Mathematics- Exploring Math Processes

## The Curriculum In Ontario

__The Ontario Math Curriculum for Grades 1-8 says:__

Presented at the start of every grade outlined in this curriculum document is a set of seven expectations that describe the mathematical processes students need to learn and apply as they work to achieve the expectations outlined within the five strands. The need to highlight these process expectations arose from the recognition that students should be actively engaged in applying these processes throughout the program, rather than in connection with particular strands.

The mathematical processes that support effective learning in mathematics are as follows: • problem solving

• reasoning and proving

• reflecting

• selecting tools and computational strategies • connecting

• representing

• communicating

## Ontario Math and Language Curriculum for Grades 1-8 These resources share the important messages around curriculum in ONtario. The set out expectations to be taught as well as make one toons to how they should be taught and what processes or skills are important for students. | ## Math Processes as Outlines in the Math Curriculum These processes are described at the beginning of the curriculum in detail and outlined in a grade specific way at the beginning of each set grade level expectations. | ## What Every Teacher Should Know Literacy Skills accross the curriculum are outlined in this peel monograph. |

## Ontario Math and Language Curriculum for Grades 1-8

## Math Processes as Outlines in the Math Curriculum

## Edugains Wonderful Resources for teachers to use with students. There are posters for teachers, information on assessment For, As and Of learning. Posters, Book Marks, etc. | ## 21st Century Learning Using The math processes to transecend ideas around 21st century learning. Supporting students as problem solvers, thinkers, reasoners and provers of their mathematical ideas. | ## Making The Processes Accessible to Students Student Friendly language and experiences embedding these prccess into their daily work I'm mathematics will support students in their mathematical understanding and flexibility. |

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## 21st Century Learning

## Mathemaitcs and Literacy - Making The Connection!

## Connecting Literacy and Mathematics

There are many benefits to linking math and literacy. We have spent a great deal of time in education in Ontario develop our ability to teach literacy. We have students engaged in a variety of activities, we use reading strategies to give students skills they need to tackle difficult words and engage them in activities to strengthen their abilities.

In math when we use literacy teaching strategies and when she use literacy resources we help students build stronger conceptual knowledge, we help them make connection to math in different ways and we help them see math in the world around them. Literacy and math connections support students development of background knowledge and help them relate to mathematical learning in different and hopefully meaningful ways.

## What If Your ABC's Were Your 123's? Making Connections between literacy and numeracy. This resource has many connections between strategies for teaching literacy and how they connect to student thinking in numeracy. | ## Table 3.1 - Strategies to Enhance Comprehension Making connections between Literacy Strategies and Numeracy Strategies. | ## Math Literature Access to literature that supports student thinking in mathematics is a great way to increase student engagement, develop student thinking and increase background knowledge and connections to math. |