Planning GuideGrade 4
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Strand: Shape and Space (Transformations)
Outcomes: 5, 6

Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

  • The General Outcome focuses describing and analyzing position and motion of objects and shapes, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on using numbers and direction words to describe the relative positions of object in two dimensions, using everyday contexts.
  • The Specific Outcomes focus on congruency and symmetry, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on placing an object on a grid with oral and written directions as well as symmetry. Congruency was introduced in Grade 3 in the previous mathematics curriculum.

Transformations addresses the following outcomes from the Program of Studies:

Strand: Shape and Space (Transformations)
Specific Outcomes:
5. Demonstrate an understanding of congruency, concretely and pictorially.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of line symmetry by:
  • identifying symmetrical 2-D shapes
  • creating symmetrical 2-D shapes
  • drawing one or more lines of symmetry in a 2-D shape.

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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