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## Understanding Surface Area

Measuring surface area continues to be a challenge for many students in the junior grades. Recently someone was asking me about this, so here are a few thoughts. EQAO Problem: The container of popcorn shown is in the shape of a rectangular prism. What is the smallest amount of paper … More Understanding Surface Area »

## Probability – Proportional Reasoning & Fractions

Learning about probability provides a great opportunity to revisit fractions and many other important math concepts such as proportional reasoning in a fun way! Much of this work involves the use of spinners. Big Ideas An experimental probability is based on past events and experiments. A theoretical probability is based … More Probability – Proportional Reasoning & Fractions »

## Probability – Lucky Numbers

Recently, I planned and implemented this probability lesson in both a Grade 5 and a Grade 3 classroom respectively. This is a example of a lesson that could be used in any Primary/Junior classroom and would also be an easy game to send home for students to play with family … More Probability – Lucky Numbers »

## Perimeter and Multiplicative Thinking

Another exciting day of job-embedded learning with students and educators in a primary class. The teacher had just introduced her students to perimeter the day before. – “estimate, measure, and record the distance around objects, using non-standard units”. The students were organized into pairs and given a shape and snap … More Perimeter and Multiplicative Thinking »