Posted on: January 5th, 2022 by jnovakowski

As we begin 2022 with the possibility of needing to plan for continuity of learning either by providing a TTOC with a plan while a teacher is absent or to develop a plan for online learning due to a health or functional school closure, the following resources may provide some ideas for creating short/five-day math plans that focus on a project or related tasks.

With thanks to Shaheen Musani, district teacher consultant for curriculum integration for her collaboration.

Download secondary math resources page here:

A reminder that Shaheen created some numeracy projects in the spring of 2020 that can be found here:

(scroll down the page to find projects for grades 8&9 that focus on surface area, scale factors, data analysis and linear relationships)

The following are some websites with a focus on project-based learning and tasks focused on mathematical modelling:

Nat Banting (secondary math teacher in Saskatoon)

Robert Kaplinsky

Illustrative Math

Financial Literacy

desmos classroom activities

NRICH (rich math tasks from the UK)

Numeracy Tasks (Dr. Peter Liljedahl – SFU)

The following are some thinking routines and high-yield instructional routines that could be used online with students:

Number Sense Routines from Henrico County Public Schools in Virginia

Which One Doesn’t Belong (WODB), curated by Mary Bourassa, secondary math teacher in Ottawa

Number Talk Images, curated by Pierre Tranchemontagne, math teacher in Ottawa

Fraction Talks by Nat Banting, secondary math teacher in Saskatoon

Splat!, one of many routines developed by Steve Wyborney

Visual Patterns created by Fawn Nguyen

Take care,