Planning GuideGrade 8
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Strand: Number
Outcome: 7

Step 3: Plan for Instruction

Guiding Questions

  • What learning opportunities and experiences should I provide to promote learning of the outcomes and permit students to demonstrate their learning?
  • What teaching strategies and resources should I use?
  • How will I meet the diverse learning needs of my students?

A. Assessing Prior Knowledge and Skills

Before introducing new material, consider ways to assess and build on students’ knowledge and skills related to the multiplication of whole numbers and the understanding of integers as outlined in the Grade 7 curriculum.

Ways to Assess and Build on Prior Knowledge

B. Choosing Instructional Strategies

Consider the following general strategies when planning lessons for the multiplication and division of integers:

  • Use a number line and integer tiles to connect the concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations of the multiplication and division of integers.
  • Use graphic organizers such as an anticipation/reaction guide, Frayer model, modified Frayer model and concept definition map.
  • Use learning strategies such as the think–pair–share strategy.

C. Choosing Learning Activities

Learning Activities are examples of activities that could be used to develop student understanding of the concepts identified in Step 1.

Sample Learning Activities
Anticipation/Reaction Guide Download Activities  Word
Multiplication of Integers Download Activities  Word
Compare Whole Numbers and Integer Multiplication Download Activities  Word
Word Sort Download Activities  Word
Division of Integers Download Activities  Word
Reinforcing Learning Download Activities  Word