Lesson Plan Background, Theories and Activities Learning the 5 Math Strands (as taught by the school boards) Number Sense - recognition and counting numbers (add, subtract, multiply and divide), this skill is measured in almost every math activity done Measurement – compare objects by size (with toilet paper, hands, measuring tape) Geometry and spatial sense – understanding shapes, movement through space, map reading, graphs, design and construction Patterning and Algebra – recognizing patterns and shapes and sets of numbers, learning how to describe using letters and symbols (e.g. money) Data Management and Probability – predicting the outcome of events, recording information, using graphs and statistics (e.g. Canada’s Food Guide)   Literacy/Math Activity Create a list of math terms and write on chart paper or white board (e.g. over, under, more than, less than, estimate) Place the titles of 5 math strands on a board; have the parents pick an example card and place it under the correct math strand (e.g. words to 5 Little speckled frogs, 10 little monkeys, skipping songs, rolling dice (Number Sense) Divide parents into partners – have them each measure and record the measurements (see Parent Book) (Measurement) Record data on a graph (Data Management and Probability), ask questions such as what is the chance it will rain tomorrow? That you will win the lottery? Discuss shape walk that we’ve done – what strand would it fit under? (Geometry and Spatial Sense) – other game, hide an object and use math language to help the child find it Make patterns using Base 10 Blocks (Patterning and Algebra), basically this is learning to describe data using symbols, money