For students in grades 2-4, this course introduces young learners to the Numicon approach from Oxford Press. Numicon is a multi-sensory approach to teaching mathematics based on a proven pedagogy that raises achievement across all ability levels and sustains it over time. The concepts are divided into the following categories: numbers, patterning, calculating, geometry, measurement, and statistics.
The activities allow students to:
- Develop fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
- Help children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.
- Develop children into confident problem-solvers.
Foundations of Mathematics 1:
For students in grades 4-6, this course introduces an integrated approach to mathematics. Using Oxford University Press, FM-1 is a multi-sensory, concept-based approach to teaching mathematics. The course covers numbers, fractions, integers and operations, and introduces students to algebraic concepts and expressions, variables, geometry, statistics and data. Students will also use graphs and calculating measures to describe trends in data.