From Manitoba Education and Training curriculum:
"The Kindergarten to Grade 12 Mathematics curriculum is designed to support and promote the understanding that mathematics is:
- a way of learning about our world
- part of our daily lives
- both quantitative and geometric in nature, with both aspects being equally important in the development of mathematical literacy.
In addition, mathematics and its study encourages the development of:
- creative thinking
- logical thinking
- problem-solving skills
- data analysis skills
- co-operative interaction."
At Oakenwald School, we have numeracy block time to allow for cross grade mathematics opportunities. A key component of our approach to teaching mathematics is balancing knowledge and skills (basic math facts) with problem solving and analysis. Many teachers use a guided math or Daily 3 approach. For more information about Manitoba's Mathematics curriculum, basic math facts, guided mathematics or the Daily 3 approach, please click on the links at the right.