The purpose of the November/December 2018 Focusing on the Fundamentals training sessions is to focus on the fundamentals related to the expectations in the Number Sense & Numeration strand, and expectations that relate to number properties in the Patterning and Algebra strand. These fundamentals serve to ensure that our students:
- know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide,
- understand the role of numbers, and
- know how the operations can help us to solve problems and be successful in this world.
We understand that knowledge and skills are gained and developed in a variety of ways. That’s why in math education, we value the dual and equal importance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. We know that the practice of math skills, rooted in full and deep understanding, is the most meaningful.