Planning GuideGrade 5
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Strand: Number
Outcome: 7

Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

  • The general outcome focuses on number sense; whereas the previous math curriculum specified demonstrating a number sense for whole numbers 0 to 100 000 and exploring proper fractions and decimals.
  • The specific outcome includes creating equivalent fractions and comparing fractions; whereas the previous math curriculum included describing equivalent fractions and ordering proper fractions and decimals. Both curriculums include the connections among the concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations for equivalent fractions.

Fractions addresses the following outcomes from the Program of Studies:

Strand: Number
Specific Outcome:
7. Demonstrate an understanding of fractions by using concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations to:
  • create sets of equivalent fractions
  • compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.

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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