Hear what Math Place lead author, Diane Stang, has to say about the program.
Math Place is a comprehensive classroom resource that focuses on balanced instruction through conceptual understanding and foundational math skills.
It includes embedded teacher support in every lesson, built-in assessment opportunities through observations and conversations, as well as three-part lessons that outline actual prompts for teachers to ask and highlight key math features.
Differentiation is also built right into the lessons as well as growth mindsets and building student confidence in math through math talks and using spatial reasoning to achieve student success.
About Math Place
- Aligned with Ontario Curriculum Strands
- 4 Math Place Kits per grade: Number Sense & Numeration, Geometry & Spatial Sense, Measurement, and Patterning & Algebra/Data Management & Probability
- Embedded Professional Learning: Math Place helps teachers develop a strong understanding of math content knowledge, understand what the big ideas are, and how concepts build on each other and how to teach them
- Purposeful discussions and ‘math talks’ in every lesson
- Promotes positive attitudes and growth mindsets towards math
Focuses on balanced instruction
- Conceptual understanding to proficiency with computations and skills
- Guided, shared, independent instruction in three-part lessons
- Problem solving, meaningful math talk, independent practice
- Connecting concrete, pictorial, and symbolic representations
- Big and little book version
- Teacher's Guide, print and digital teaching support
- Read aloud texts
Lead Author for Math Place Diane Stang
Diane Stang has been an educator for over 40 years, working in various roles in the classroom, at the ministry level, and now as National Math Consultant and Lead Author of Math Place. Her tried and true classroom-tested lessons coupled with her practical approach to math empowers teachers to teach math in an authentic, meaningful way. Diane integrates professional development in every part of the resource—weaving in First Peoples Perspectives, building growth mindsets, “math talks”, spatial reasoning, visualization, and a balanced math approach to meet the needs of all students.