Mathematics at Ashbury

The Grade 4 Mathematics program focuses on the crucial role of estimation, problem solving, technology, and real-world applications. In all activities students are encouraged to work with concrete materials and familiar ideas, investigate the realistic uses of numbers in their everyday world, explore number patterns and relationships, and solve realistic problems using a variety of approaches.

The Grade 5 Mathematics program focuses on calculation skills such as mental calculation, estimation, and checking strategies. Students will use group work to problem solve where emphasis is put on process and communication over product. Hands-on activities help students to acquire new knowledge and skills as they explore concepts from each of the learning strands which include number sense, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, measurement, data management, and probability. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their learning through a variety of activities which are designed to be engaging, stimulating, and challenging.

in the Grade 6 Mathematics program, calculation skills are maintained as students start to solve problems with more depth that require greater critical thinking. Students will learn to model situations in a variety of ways, analyse existing models, and communicate solutions in a meaningful manner. New knowledge and skills are acquired as students use real-life activities to explore concepts from each of the learning strands which include number sense, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, measurement, and data management and probability. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their learning through a variety of activities which are designed to be engaging, stimulating, and challenging.In Grade 7 and 8, students may be invited to participate in an enriched stream. In all grades, the Junior School Mathematics Department emphasizes the importance of following or developing process to ensure the successful completion of any task.

The Grade 7 Mathematics program allows students to gain invaluable life skills by developing their ability to problem solve through reasoning. This curriculum is designed to help students build a solid conceptual foundation in Mathematics that will enable them to apply their knowledge and further their learning. The acquisition of operational skills remains an important focus of the curriculum. Students engage in a dynamic environment where they are encouraged to work in teams. As their confidence in Mathematics develops, they learn to tackle more complex operations. The students are provided with opportunities to explore “real-life” Mathematics problems across all strands of the curriculum, including building a pop can as well as completing winter and summer Olympic assignments.

The Grade 8 Mathematics program builds on the Grade 7 program, relying on the same fundamental principles. Students begin to work more independently while maintaining positive group dynamics.  Through the program, we will integrate the use of appropriate technologies while recognizing the continuing importance of mastering essential arithmetic skills. The primary goal of the Grade 8 Mathematics program is to further develop problem solving, inquiry, and reasoning skills. Although the final product is essential, the Junior School Mathematics Department emphasizes the importance of the steps in completing any task. This curriculum is designed to help students build a solid conceptual foundation in Mathematics that will enable them to apply their knowledge and skills, and further their learning successfully.

Ashbury College

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Ontario, Canada, K1M 0T3
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