Mathematics

2016/17

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Introduction

Mathematics is integral to every aspect of daily life. Skills can be used to solve problems related to time, sports, travel, money management, science, and art, to name a few.

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Goals and Rationale

The British Columbia Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that our citizens are numerate and embody mathematical habits of mind.

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What's New

The Mathematics K–9 curriculum addresses the continued need for balance between conceptual and procedural understanding of foundational skills, including fluency with basic facts.

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Featured Instructional Sample

Ways of Making 10

The quantity of 5 is an essential benchmark number for young students, and a strong understanding of 5 will contribute to their understanding of 10, another significant benchmark number in our number system. As the complexity of number increases, the importance of understanding the decomposition of 10 in higher-level operations becomes evident. 
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