The lessons in this module focus on collecting, organizing, describing, displaying, and interpreting data using concrete materials. Students are introduced to the concept of probability. Also included: • Materials lists; • Activity descriptions; • Questioning techniques; • Activity centre and extension ideas; • Assessment suggestions; and • Activity sheets and visuals. All modules include a list of children's books and websites related to the mathematics topics introduced, a detailed introduction to the Hands-On Mathematics program (guiding principles, implementation guidelines, an overview of the skills that students use and develop during mathematics inquiry), and a classroom assessment plan and record-keeping templates.
Jennifer Lawson, PhD, is the originator and senior author of the Hands-On series in all subject areas. Jennifer is a former classroom teacher, resource/special education teacher, consultant, and principal. She now teaches in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba.