Balanced math programs are provided to all students beginning in Kindergarten. A balanced mathematics program includes:
• A focus on developing key concepts in the five strands (Number Sense and Numeration, Measurement, Spatial Sense and Geometry, Patterning, Data Management and Probability).

• A variety of opportunities for students to problem solve within the 5 strands.

• A variety ofactivities for students to engage in all of the mathematical processes.

• A balance of guided, shared, and independent mathematics.

Numerous occasions for students to talk about, listen to, read, and write mathematics are provided for students throughout the day. Children should see mathematics as being connected to the real world and playing a significant role in Language, Science and Technology, Personal and Social Development, and The Arts.