Curriculum Links

Curriculum Links: Math: Rooted in Nature 

By participating in Math: Rooted in Nature, students have an opportunity to meet the following curriculum expectations: (specific examples from the program are shown in bold)


Data Management and Probability

Collection and Organization of Data

  • collect and organize discrete ...and display the data in ...graphs ... that suit the range and distribution of the data....(Is Bigger Better?)

Data Relationships

  • read, interpret, draw conclusions from primary data ... presented in charts, tables, and graphs (all activities at all stations)

Geometry and Spatial Sense

Geometric Properties

  • measure and construct angles up to 180º using a protractor, and classify them (What’s My Angle?)


Overall Expectations

  • estimate, measure, and record quantities, using the metric measurement system (It All Adds Up, Is Bigger Better?)

Attributes, Units, and Measurement Sense

  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between estimated and precise measurements, and determine and justify when each kind is appropriate (Is Bigger Better?)
  • estimate, measure, and record length, area ... using the metric system (It All Adds Up, Is Bigger Better?)

Number Sense and Numeration

Operational Sense 

  • use a variety of mental strategies to solve addition, subtraction, multipliction, and division problems invloving whole numbers (It All Adds Up, Is Bigger Better?)

Patterning and Algebra

Overall Expectations

  • describe and represent relationships in growing ... paterns and investigate repeating patterns involving rotations (You Can Count on It, What’s My Angle?)

Patterns and Relationships

  • determine the term number of a given term in a growing pattern that is represented by a pattern rule ... (You Can Count on It, What’s My Angle?)



  • frequently introduce vocabulary from other subject areas into their writing (if follow up activities are completed)


  • summarize and explain the main ideas in information materials...(all activities throughout the half-day)

Oral and Visual Communication

  • use constructive strategies in small-group discussions (all activities throughout the half day)