This teacher resource, published by the Ministry of Education, provides samples of student work that have been assessed based on rubrics which were developed using the four-level provincial achievement chart as a guide. Each task in the exemplar focuses on one strand from the curriculum.

## Math Exemplars Grade 1 (2002)

## Kindergarten, Counting and Representation

In this lesson students learn to count quantities up to 10; and connect pictorial representations (dot sets) and symbolic representations (numerals)

The dot and number cards required for the lesson can be found at the following link: Dot Cards and Number Cards – Kindergarten

The lesson can be found at the following link:

## Kindergarten, Number Relationships

In this lesson students learn to decompose a number into two parts and to describe part-part-whole relationships.

## Kindergarten, Operational Sense

Students use interlocking cubes to learn to: count quantities up to ten; find two numbers that combine to make ten; and add using concrete materials.

## Kindergarten, Quantity

In this lesson students use tiles and cubes to: estimate quantities; count sets of objects; group sets of objects into tens; and compare quantities using the terms more, less, and equal.

## Grade 1, Counting and Representation

In this lesson students count by fives, recognize and describe skip-counting patterns; represent skip counting graphically, concretely, and symbolically; and use skip counting to solve problems.

The hundreds chart for the lesson can be found at this link: Hundreds Chart – Grade 1

The Home Connections handout can be found at this link: Home Connections – Grade 1

The lesson can be found at this link:

## Grade 1, Number Relationships

Students use counters to decompose a number into two parts; identify a missing part of a number; and describe part-part-whole relationships.

## Grade 1, Operational Sense

In this lesson students use interlocking cubes to find two numbers that combine to make 10; add numbers using concrete materials; and record addition number sentences.

## Grade 1, Quantity

Cubes, tiles, and ten frames are used in this lesson to help students learn about estimating quantities, grouping and counting quantities by 10’s, recognizing quantities in relation to 10, and comparing quantities using the terms more, less, and equal.

## Grade 2, Counting and Representation

Students use base-ten blocks and a number cube to learn about counting and representation in this lesson. The overall objectives covered are: represent two- and three-digit numbers, count by 100’s, 10’s, and 1’s, trade 10 ones for a 10 and ten 10s for a hundred, and compare numbers.