Connecting Numeracy with Literacy – The processes

For Tamara again…  :)

There are things we have learned from literacy instruction – how to support students in getting meaning out of text – that apply to mathematics instruction.  When we talk in mathematics about the mathematical processes (ways of behaving like a mathematician) we consider the following:

COMMUNICATION
CONNECTION-MAKING
VISUALIZING
REASONING
PROBLEM-SOLVING
MENTAL MATH AND ESTIMATION
TECHNOLOGY

 

In literacy instruction we have accessed the work of experts to help us find ways to teach these sense-making strategies to students. I have borrowed from their work and put together my version of these strategies for sense-making in mathematics, or more particularly with mathematical text.  Try them out with your students and see what you think.  They are available in French and English, for Primary and Intermediate.

intermediate_strategies

intermediate strategies en français

primary strategies

primary strategies en français

Carole

 

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