# Fractions and Decimals

**Strand:** Number

**Outcomes:** 8, 9, 10

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

- The General Outcome focuses on number sense, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum specified demonstrating number sense for whole numbers and exploring proper fractions.
- The Specific Outcome includes comparing fractions, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum included comparing fractions in Grade 5.
- The Specific Outcome includes decimals with tenths and hundredths, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on hundredths because tenths were introduced in Grade 3.
- The Specific Outcome focuses on fractional parts of whole or a set, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on fractional parts of a region or a set.

**Fractions and Decimals** addresses the following outcomes from the *Program of Studies:*

## What is a Planning Guide?

**Planning Guides** are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in *Understanding by Design*, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

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