British Columbia Association of Math Teachers: A Provincial Specialist Association of the BC Teachers' Federation


Weekly Primary Math Tasks

Watermelon Party

Watermelon Party By Jasmine Cabanaw One hot day, my dad cut a slice of watermelon for me to eat. I counted 13 black and white seeds in the slice. There were more black seeds than white seeds.  How many of… Continue Reading →

Cat Companion Books ~ Counting

Cat Companions

Bottom’s Up Hundred Chart

Bottom’s Up Hundred Chart Lesson Plan

Spring Bird Task

Primary Task   Using spatial reasoning to create, design, compose and decompose with shapes What is it? Spatial Reasoning is the ability to create and manipulate mental representations of actual and imagined shapes, objects and structures (Cohen, Hegarty, 2012)  … Continue Reading →

Love, Triangle

Love,Triangle January 2018 – Word doc  

Crayon Partitioning

Partitioning Crayons-1 – Word document Partitioning Crayons-1 – PDF file

A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis

Do you think it’s easier to create shrinking patterns or growing patterns? Why Would you choose pattern blocks or square tiles if you were creating a repeating pattern? Open up questions for inquiry. Marian Small offers lots more suggestions in… Continue Reading →

Counting on Fall – Lizann Flatt

Austin had a bag of 17 acorns. Eight squirrels came up to him. He gave each squirrel an acorn. Then five more squirrels came up to him and he gave away one acorn to each of them. How many more… Continue Reading →

Counting Books

  Seagrass Dreams: A Counting Book by Kathleen M. Hanes Octopuses One to Ten Ellen Jackson & Robin Page Any counting book can be the launch for exploration of the big idea: We can count a collection to find out… Continue Reading →

Primary Task – Sisters & Brothers

Based on “Sisters & Brothers” by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Imagine you were born a quadruplet. What does that mean? What would that mean in your family? “Nine-banded armadillos are always born as identical quadruplets – four brothers or… Continue Reading →

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