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Math and Healthy Active Living

The Math/Outdoor Leisure and Recreation theme has several different options for you to choose from.  Each program has been designed to meet specific expectations found in The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education and Math documents.  Have a look at our extensive list of programs listed below to make your selections. 

Mountain Biking

Ever ridden a Fat Bike?  Here is your chance!  Our new fleet of Trek fat bikes and CSA approved helmets are available for student use in this exciting program.  Students are taught basic safety and riding techniques by our highly qualified staff and are then taken on a tour of the local trails.  Mountain biking can also be integrated into other programs as a means of transportation.  

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Health & Physical Education 
A1.1, A2.1, A3.1, A3.2, B1.2, 

Compass Orienteering

While participating In our Compass Orienteering program, learners are introduced to the compass and how to use it to find one's way.  Once they are proficient at reading a bearing, dialling it in, and following its arrow, learners are challenged to complete a specified course in a timed and scored orienteering event.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Grade 5 Mathematics - Geometry and Spatial Sense
1. Locate an object using the cardinal directions and a coordinate system
2. Measure and construct angles up to 90 degrees
Grade 7 Mathematics - Geometry and Spatial Sense
1. Construct related lines using angle properties and a variety of tools
Grade 7 Geography 
A2.4
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1

Teacher Resources: 
Cardinal Points Previsit lesson.pdf
Cardinal Points A Sailors Life for Me Postvisit lesson.pdf

GPS Orienteering (STEM)

Moving beyond basic map reading, learners are taught skills necessary to use a GPS unit and are then challenged to locate markers posted around the exterior of the Centre. This activity requries students to work in small groups to navigate their assigned route.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Grade 7 Geography 
A3.1, A3.3, B2.3, B2.4
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1

Teacher Resources: 
GPS Previsit lesson.pdf

Score Orienteering

While participating in our Score Orienteering program, our students are taught map reading skills and are then challenged to locate markers posted around the exterior of the Centre. This activity requries students to work in small groups to navigate their assigned route.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Grade 5 Mathematics - Geometry and Spatial Sense 
1. Locate an object using the cardinal directions and a coordinate system
2. Compare grid systems commonly used on maps
Grade 7 Geography
A1.1, A2.3, A2.4, A2.6, A.3.1, A3.2, A3.3
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1

Cross Country Skiing

While participating in our Cross Country Skiing program our learners are introduced to the history of cross-country skiing as well as the recreational aspects of the sport. Skills taught will include recovering from a fall, how to stop and turn, and how to move uphill and downhill in a controlled, efficient manner. (weather dependent)

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A2.2, A3.1

Team Building and Group Dynamics (STEM)

Through the use of cooperation and communication, learners discover how to work effectively with others to solve problems. Different activities challenge the learners and encourage them to successfully complete increasingly demanding tasks.  An emphasis is placed on student leadership, character education traits and systematic problem solving.

Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Health & Physical Education
A1.1, A3.1; Living Skills 1.1, 1.2, 1.4
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