







Numbers and Operations 
20080202 

Charlotte pose la question : On the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) test, one of the categories
is number operation. I would like to know what consist of number operation. Penny Nom lui répond. 





The grade 6 math curriculum 
20070224 

Ajay pose la question : Do you have a list of topics a 6th grade students should learn in the 6th grade? I am "rusty" in math and would like to assist my son... Example: if an icetray has X cc of water and is split into 8 parts...what is the volume of each part...is this truly 6th grade level math? Pam Fowler and Penny Nom lui répond. 





ESL and mathspeak 
20061103 

Matt pose la question : My name is Matt and I am an ESL teacher in Korea. Recently I have begun tutoring a student who will be going to Canada soon as a 9th grade student. She is a very capable student and is concerned that her mathematical abilities outstrip her ability to communicate in English. I am writing mainly to inquire what level of mathspeak I should teach to this student. For instance: should I be explaining geometric terms, or simply algebra? And if algebra, should I include complex numbers and the quadratic formula? If there are things that she will be taught in Canada, I'd prefer her to learn them firsthand from a math teacher. However, knowledge that she will be presumed to have I would like to teach. Karen McIver lui répond. 





How much time? 
20031029 

Lori pose la question : I am a elementary teacher 36 math. We have just implemented the Houghton Mifflin Math curriculum. It seems to be quite difficult for most of our students. In order to get through all the material we need to do a lesson a day. Although the students are not getting the material that fast. Should we move on without all the students understanding the material or should we wait and remediate until they get it and be behind for the year. This isn't just a few kids its most of the kids. We are also suppose to teach to all the standards so if we don't get to them the students will not do well on the standardized tests. Diane Hanson lui répond. 





7th grade math lesson plans 
20020723 

Peter pose la question : Where can I get samples of 7th grade math lesson plans and curriculum for the whole year? Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 





Grade 4 curriculum 
19990209 

John pose la question : My daughter is in grade 4 and her math teacher has asked her to write out the number 1 to 10,000. She is currently at 4567 and is sick of it. When I complained that this was not a usefull exercise she said that the Ministry of Education curriculum requires this and gave a photocopy of the page. It states: "read and write whole number to 10,000 in standard, expanded, and written forms (eg., 9367=9000+300+60+7 = nine thousand three hundred sixtyseven). Has the teacher interpreted this the wrong way? Thanks John PS. Do you have a web address for Ontario Math and Science Teachers organization? Jack LeSage lui répond. 

