Supporting Classroom Practices

A Collaboration of OAME, OMCA, and the Ministry: Teaching Grade 9 Applied Mathematics 
Math 4 the Nines website shares the learning journey of ten school teams working towards enhancing their practices in the learning and teaching of Grade 9 Applied Mathematics.  The site provides links to research, resources, and “workshops in a bag” that can be used to facilitate professional learning in boards and schools.  This website also includes videos of plenary sessions, workshops and panel discussions form the Grade 9 Applied Summer Learning Institutes, on a variety of topics including assessment, creating dialogue, rich tasks, working across the grades, use of technology, and making thinking visible.   Math4theNines

Classroom Dynamics
Establishing and maintaining conditions that allow students to engage in powerful learning through deliberate and purposeful planning, actions, and responses.
Classroom Dynamics – Overview (pdf)    
Start Up Checklist (pdf)
Ongoing Checklist (pdf)
Classroom Management Reflections  (docx)
Classroom Management Examples
Initial Self-Assessment  (pdf)
Ongoing Self-Assessment  (pdf)
Check Lists – Samples and Illustrations (pdf)
Classroom Dynamics Examined through Self-Reflection (pdf)
Working with Critical Friends (pdf)
Professional Learning Cycle (pdf)

Classroom Management
Social Skills Anchor Charts (pdf)    
Creating a Positive Learning Environment (pdf)

Connecting Practice and Research in Mathematics
Summaries of Findings (pdf)    
Classroom Management (pdf)
Differentiated Instruction (pdf)
Flexible Groupings (pdf)
Graphic Organizers (pdf)
Manipulatives (pdf)
Math Talk Learning Community (pdf)
Providing Feedback (pdf)
Questioning (pdf)
Scaffolding (pdf)
Student-Centred Investigations (pdf)
Teacher-Directed Instruction (pdf)
The Adolescent Learner (pdf)
Kindergarten - Numeracy Through the Day Early Primary - Numeracy Through the Day
Knowing and Responding to Learners in Mathematics (pdf )
This booklet includes classroom scenarios that describe how teachers assess, plan and adapt their instruction to determine and address their students’ interests, learning needs and preferences.
Knowing and Responding to Learners in Mathematics
Moving Away From…Moving Towards (ppt)
Math Talk Learning Community – Research Synopsis (pdf)
Mathematical Literacy (pdf)

Learning Through Effective Questioning Digital Research Paper (2011)    
Posing Powerful Questions Samples
Optimizing Volume for Given Surface Area (pdf) 
Connecting Quadratic Equations, Factors & Roots (doc) 
Transformations of y = sin(x) (pdf)
Intersection of Planes (pdf)

Sharing Classroom Practices Videos
Centennial Secondary School
Learning Centers differentiated based on learning preferences
Delta Secondary School
Problem Solving and Communication are two of the seven mathematical processes
M.J. Hobbs Senior Public School
Differentiating instruction helps with the “how” of teaching in our academically  diverse classrooms
St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School
Knowing the Learner
St. Mary’s Secondary School
Knowing the Learner
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Secondary School
Differentiating Based on Readiness

Supporting English Language Learners
Initial Math Assessment
These assessments are only for teachers with responsibility for assessing English language learners new to Canada. This assessment is password protected.  Password information has been provided to provincially funded, English language school boards in Ontario.
  English Language Learners
ELL Regional STEP Session (ppt)
Grades 1 to 8

Teaching Through Problem Solving
Grade 9 teacher invites you into his classroom, and discusses his reflections about student learning through problem solving and how this informs his instructional moves.
Facilitators Guide (pdf)    
Determining Starting Points for Instruction
Teaching Through Problem Solving: Three Part Lesson
Continuing the Congress: Pursuing Understanding
Classroom Management
Student Voice

Connecting Classrooms with Technology – SCDSB Adobe Presenter
Interactive White Board Framework - Overview
This framework identifies the IWB used for teacher demonstration, student practice, student investigation, and consolidation.
Port Hope High School (videos)
This series of videos share how this school is using TIPS4RM lessons, Interactive White Boards and Lesson Study to improve student achievement.
Teacher and School Leader Interview
Student Interview
Next Steps
Lesson Introduction
Lesson Debrief

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TIPS Lesson Planning (doc)    
Annotated Version (pdf)