Coding in the Ontario Mathematics Curriculum, 1-8: Might it be transformational?
Read the March 2021 report here!
Might coding, in some ways and to some extent, fundamentally transform how we learn, teach and think about mathematics in grades 1-8 education?
To answer this question we turn to diSessa (2000, 2018), to view coding through a literacy lens, and map the Ontario situation to diSessa’s literacy principles.
The “evidence” we use comes from 3 sources: Ontario curriculum documents, teaching resources developed by team members, and data from mathematics + coding classroom research conducted by team members in Ontario and in Brazil.
Continuing from our usual lesson plans for primary, junior and intermediate, we are now moving to interdisciplinary lessons with a different age group every week!
These lessons are designed to combine mathematics with other subjects such as art, science, history and many more, to promote interdisciplinary learning! Interdisciplinary learning has shown to support students learning across the various curriculum and it’s fun too!
Primary (K-3) Lesson Plans
WEEK 26 – Overlapping Shapes English French
Curriculum Expectation: Sort and identify two-dimensional shapes by comparing number of sides, side lengths, angles, and number of lines of symmetry. Explain how elements and principles of design are used to communicate meaning or understanding in their own and others’ artwork.