The Mathematics K–9 curriculum addresses the continued need for balance between conceptual and procedural understanding of foundational skills, including fluency with basic facts. Fewer learning standards allows for more time to work with concepts, develop skills, and apply them to problems in everyday life. First Peoples perspectives are embedded in the curriculum. A goal of the Mathematics curriculum is for students to become financially literate and able to make sound financial decisions.
Island Numeracy Assessment
The new math Island Numeracy Assessment that has been developed by the Island Numeracy Network is different from the previously used DMA. It is no longer a diagnostic assessment, which means it is not necessary to do the whole assessment at the beginning of the year. This also means that there will be no numerical score from the assessment. The INA (Island Numeracy Assessment) is intended to be formative and when it is marked, teachers are looking for trends and patterns in understanding of larger mathematical concepts in their students. The INA is composed of components of numeracy that can be assessed separately. It is fully aligned with the new curriculum as well as formatted to align with the FSA and the Graduation Numeracy assessment. On the website you will find the protocol that has more information and suggestions for how to use the assessment.
You are encouraged to use the assessment flexibly to meet the needs of your own teaching practice and your students. For more support with the Island Numeracy Assessment please contact Amanda Kiatipis, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator via email: email@example.com.
First Steps in Math Resource
- Data Management and Probability
- Understand Units and Direct Measure
- Indirect Measure Estimate
- Whole and Decimal Numbers, and Fractions
- Operations, Computations, and Patterns and Algebra
- Represent Location, Shape, and Transformation; Reason Geometrically
- Number - Diagnostic Tasks - Student Worksheets