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This course builds on the Kindergarten curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students will work with numbers up to 50 while representing money amounts and performing addition and subtraction. Through investigation, students will measure with non-standard units and begin to tell time. Students build their understanding of two- and three-dimensional shapes, recognize symmetry, and describe location. Students will create patterns and establish an understanding of equality. Students collect, organize, read and display data, and consider the likelihood of events. Throughout the course, students begin developing the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating at a basic level. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for grade 2 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support young students through the content.

Full Grade 1 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT1

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Primary

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

Students show, compare, and order numbers up to 50. Students will read and write numbers, estimate amounts, and count by 1s, 2s, and 5s. Students also find ordinal numbers, order the months of the year, and read a calendar.

In the patterning unit, students find, describe, and create patterns. Students use shapes, colours, numbers, sounds, and actions to create and analyse patterns around them.

Students develop an understanding of basic addition and subtraction, including utilizing the appropriate symbols and strategies.

Students develop an understanding of basic addition and subtraction, including utilizing the appropriate symbols and strategies.

Students sort, find, and name shapes, find symmetry and create symmetrical designs, and describe and create their own designs. Students also describe positions and locations.

In this unit, students learn about recording, organizing, and reading data in pictographs and concrete graphs. Students also ask and answer questions about graphs.

Students investigate creating, showing, and finding equal groups using a balance model. Students also use addition and subtraction to create equal groups.

Students explore composing and decomposing numbers up to 20, and develop a basic understanding of fractions through learning about wholes, halves, thirds, and fourths.

Students explore probability through examining likely and unlikely events in everyday situations by describing and comparing the likelihood of events.

Students find, sort, and build two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and figures. Students also compare and describe shapes in everyday contexts.

Students learn how to estimate, measure, and describe capacity and mass. Students also learn to read digital and analogue clocks, write the time to the half hour, and relate temperature to season.

Students learn about the value of coins and count and compare money amounts. Students also solve addition and subtraction problems related to money.

Student evaluation in this course is based on the student's achievement of curriculum expectations. The final letter grade represents the quality of the student's overall fulfillment of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding level of achievement as described in the achievement chart for the discipline. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement across all units in the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. There is no final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.

This course builds on the grade 1 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students work with numbers up to 100 representing money amounts, investigating fractions, and establishing a basic understanding of multiplication and division. Students begin exploring measurement with centimetres and metres, measure perimeter, area, mass and capacity in non-standard units, acquire an understanding of temperature, and build on their skills to tell time. Students develop an understanding of geometric properties, continuing to work with two- and three-dimensional shapes, locate a line of symmetry, and describe relative locations and paths of motion. Students identify and describe patterns, build on an understanding of equality using addition and subtraction, and develop strategies to facilitate computation. Students collect, organize, read, and display data using various graphs, and describe probability. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning, proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, and connecting, representing, and communicating at a developing level. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for grade 3 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support young students through the content.

Full Grade 2 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT2

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Primary

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

Students show, compare, and order numbers up to 100. Students count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, and 25s up to 200 and count back by 1s and 10s. Students also read and write numbers up to 20.

Students identify, describe, and create growing, shrinking, and repeating patterns. Students also find patterns in addition and subtraction equations and explore equality.

Students learn about composing and decomposing numbers and rounding numbers to the nearest ten. Students also solve addition and subtraction problems using mental strategies, math tools, and vertical equations.

Students collect, organize, and read data, create graphs, and ask and answer questions about data. Students also explore and describe probability with experiments.

Students investigate fractions, multiplication and division. Students analyse the relationship between a whole and the size of its parts, compare fractions, and make a whole. Students also develop an understanding of multiplication and division with equal groups.

Students go on a pirate adventure to identify, describe, sort, and build two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students also describe locations and draw a map.

Students count and work with money. Students also add and subtract with money.

In this unit, students measure height, length, and width using centimetres and metres. Students also describe temperature, tell and measure time, estimate, measure, and record capacity and mass, and estimate, measure, and record area.

Student evaluation in this course is based on the student's achievement of curriculum expectations. The final letter grade represents the quality of the student's overall fulfillment of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding level of achievement as described in the achievement chart for the discipline. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement across all units in the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. There is no final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.

This course builds on the grade 2 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students will work with numbers up to 1000, represent money amounts, continue investigating fractions, and build on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. Through investigations, students measure distance, perimeter, mass, and capacity using increasing formal units of measurement, identify temperature benchmarks, and develop a further understanding of time. Students begin exploring angles, quadrilaterals, and congruent shapes, continue working with two- and three-dimensional shapes, describe movement, and recognize transformations. Students will continue creating and extending patterns and begin representing geometric patterns in various ways, determine the missing numbers in equations, and investigate the properties of zero and one in multiplication. Students will collect, organize, read, and display data in various types of graphs, establish an understanding of mode, and predict the frequency of an outcome. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating at a developing level. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for grade 4 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support young students through the content.

Full Grade 3 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT3

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Primary

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

Students learn about representing, comparing, and ordering numbers up to 1000, count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 25s, and 100s, and count back by 10s, 25s, and 100s. Students will also read and write numbers up to 100, compose, decompose, and round.

In this unit, students add and subtract three-digit numbers mentally using math tools and vertical equations. Students also explore fact families.

Students identify, extend, and create patterns using objects, shapes, and numbers while analysing patterns found on farms.

Students sort, collect, organize, and read data, learn about mode, and explore probability games.

Students investigate fractions, multiplication, and division. Students analyse arrays, equal groups, number lines, and hundreds charts, and solve multiplication and division problems.

In this unit, students describe, compare, sort, and build two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, and identify flips, slides, and turns. Students also identify and compare right angles.

Students explore everyday situations related to money to estimate, count, and show money values, and add and subtract money values up to 10 dollars.

Students investigate measurement by examining length, height, and distance, measuring perimeter, area, mass, and capacity, estimating, reading, and recording temperatures, and reading time. Students also solve problems involving time, days, weeks, and years.

Student evaluation in this course is based on the student's achievement of curriculum expectations. The final letter grade represents the quality of the student's overall fulfillment of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding level of achievement as described in the achievement chart for the discipline. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement across all units in the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. There is no final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.

This course builds on the grade 3 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students work with numbers up to 10 000, represent money amounts up to $100, and develop the concept of place value up to tenths. Students represent and compare fractions, relate halves, fifths, and tenths to decimals, and build on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. They add and subtract three-digit numbers and multiply and divide two-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers. Through investigations, students measure length, mass, volume, area, and perimeter, measure time intervals, determine elapsed time, compare mass and capacity, and relate years to decades and decades to centuries. Students identify the properties of parallelograms, classify two-dimensional shapes, identify angles, classify prisms and pyramids, construct three-dimensional figures, describe location using a grid system, and perform and describe reflections. Students relate the term and term number in a numeric sequence and generate patterns involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and reflections. Students determine the missing numbers in equations and use the commutative and distributive properties. Students collect, organize, read, and display data in stem-and-leaf plots and double bar graphs. Students also understand median, compare two sets of data, predict the frequency of an outcome, and investigate how the number of repetitions of a probability experiment affects the conclusion. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for grade 5 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support young students through the content.

Full Grade 4 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT4

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Junior

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

In the Representing Numbers unit, students learn to read and write numbers up to 1000, show an understanding of place value up to 10 000, represent, compare, and order numbers up to 10 000, and round four-digit numbers in real-life situations.

In the Geometry unit, students draw lines of symmetry on 2D shapes, identify, compare, and classify quadrilaterals, explore benchmark angles, and identify, describe, and classify prisms and pyramids. Students construct 3D figures and nets of 3D figures, construct and sketch skeletons of 3D figures, draw and describe nets of rectangular and triangular prisms, and construct 3D figures using congruent shapes. Students also identify and describe the location of an object on a grid, identify, perform, and describe reflections, create and extend patterns with reflections, and create and analyze symmetrical designs.

In the Addition and Subtraction unit, students add and subtract two-digit numbers using mental strategies, add and subtract four-digit numbers using partial sums, add and subtract four-digit numbers vertically, and read, represent, and add money amounts up to $100.

In the Multiplication and Division unit, students multiply and divide by 8, multiply and divide by 9, solve multiplication problems mentally, multiply and divide 10, 100, and 1000 using mental strategies, and multiply and divide using a variety of tools. Students solve vertical multiplication equations, divide two-digit by one-digit numbers, solve multiplication problems by estimating, describe relationships using multiplication, and explore multiplication and unit rates.

In the Patterning and Algebra unit, students create and extend patterns, analyze terms and term numbers, create number patterns, and predict terms in a pattern. Students also determine the relationship between multiplication and division, find the missing number in a multiplication problem, and identify the commutative and distributive properties.

In the Fractions and Decimal Numbers unit, students represent fractions, identify the fraction of a group, compare and order fractions, show equivalent fractions, and count by halves, thirds, fourths, and tenths. Students also read and write decimal numbers, show place values from 0.1 to 10 000, represent, compare, and order decimal numbers up to tenths, count forward, add and subtract decimal numbers, and explore the relationship between fractions and decimal numbers.

In the Data Management and Probability unit, students collect data by conducting a survey, and collect and organize data in charts, tables, and graphs. Students read, interpret, and draw conclusions on data, demonstrate an understanding of the median, describe and compare sets of data, and explore probability and probability experiments.

In the Measurement unit, students measure length, height, and distance, draw length, and estimate, measure, and record the perimeter of a polygon. Students determine the relationships among length, perimeter, and area, compare perimeters and areas, and estimate, measure, and record mass. Students investigate grams and kilograms, capacity, millilitres and litres, and volume. They also compare mass and capacity. Students determine elapsed time and solve problems involving years, decades, and centuries.

In this course, students will do more than master basic language skills, they will learn to value the power of language and use it responsibly. Students will learn how to express feelings and opinions and support these opinions with research. They will learn how to use language in formal and informal situations and how to communicate clearly; orally, in writing, and through a variety of media. As students read and reflect on a rich variety of literary, informational, and media texts, they will develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others and of the world around them. They will also develop the ability to understand and critically interpret a range of texts and to recognize that a text conveys one particular perspective among many.

**Course Code:** LAN5

**Curriculum Policy Document:** Language, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

**Department:** Junior

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2016

Students will learn about the book of *Guiness World Records*. They will read and analyze parts of these texts while practicing before, during, and after reading strategies. Students will be given the opportunity to complete numerous interactive activities and to view several short video clips which focus on enhancing active listening skills. Students will discuss lesson materials while applying formal speaking strategies and finally, students will set personal Language goals that they would like to accomplish during the duration of this course. They will design and implement a plan how to achieve these goals.

A very important guest by the name of Mr. Tiddle will visit the Virtual Elementary School classroom and whisk away one lucky student to take part in a cross-cultural adventure. Mr. Tiddle is the make-believe owner of a board game company in Toronto called Schwallemer Games. He is facing problems with his business because there are other competitors who are becoming more popular. His goal is to find a Grade 5 student to design a new, unique and innovative board game. This student will travel to countries around the World to learn about their cultures and various games. The student will be asked to complete tasks and assignments that will enhance literacy skills such as the ability to give effective presentations. There will also be numerous reading, writing, and viewing exercises.

Students will learn about two important gold rushes that occurred in Canadian history including the Klondike Gold Rush, and the Caribou Gold Rush. Students will experience a series of flash-backs that will take them back in time to Dawson City. During these flash-backs, students will meet key figures like Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie. They will learn what life was like during the gold rushes while continuing to strengthen crucial literacy skills. There will be two novel studies in this unit.

Students are back in the Virtual Elementary School classroom setting for this unit. However, strange things seem to be happening at the school. For example, when asked to go to the Art Supplies closet, an unexpected green alien is hiding out amongst the art supplies. Are these events real, or are they imaginary? Students will learn the differences between fiction and non-fiction literature. They will read and view numerous examples of these two writing styles. They will examine Expository Writing components as well as Narrative Writing components. There are many opportunities for students to read and to write in this unit.

Virtual Elementary School has another exciting visitor who comes to talk to the class. This famous individual is none other than Walt Disney. He teaches the students about cartoon animation from past to present. Students will observe, interpret, and create many of their own cartoons, comic-strips, and animations. Spelling tips and strategies will also be practiced in this unit. Students will be given the chance to read several graphic texts and to write and to create their own graphic texts.

This course builds on the Grade 4 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students work with numbers up to 100 000, proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers, and develop the concept of place value up to hundredths. Students count forward and backwards by 0.01, and build on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills by solving problems with multiplication of whole digit numbers and solving problems with addition and subtraction of decimal numbers to hundredths. They also explore proportional reasoning by investigating whole-number rates. Through investigations, students measure and record perimeter, area, temperature change, and elapsed time. Students also determine the relationships among units and measureable attributes, specifically looking at the area of a rectangle and the volume of a rectangular prism. They identify and classify two-dimensional shapes by side and angle properties, compare and sort three-dimensional figures, and identify and construct nets of prisms and pyramids. Students identify and describe the location of an object using cardinal directions, and translate two-dimensional shapes. Furthermore, students investigate a table of values to determine relationships in growing and shrinking patterns, and investigate repeating patterns involving translations. Students demonstrate, through investigation, an understanding of the use of variables in equations. In addition, students collect and organize discrete or continuous primary and secondary data and display the data using charts and graphs. Students read, describe and interpret primary data and secondary data presenting in charts and graphs, and represent as a fraction the probability that an outcome will occur through a simple probability experiment, using systematic lists and area models. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for Grade 6 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support young students through the content.

Full Grade 5 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT5

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Junior

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

In the Numbers Up to 100 000 unit, students learn to read and write numbers up to 10 000, explore place value up to 100 000, and represent numbers up to 100 000. Students also compare and order whole numbers and solve problems up to 100 000.

In the Patterning unit, students identify, extend and create geometric and numeric patterns, and build models from a table to show numeric patterns. Students make tables of values by adding or subtracting a rule in words and make a table of values for a pattern generated by multiplying or dividing. Students also make predictions related to growing and shrinking geometric and numeric patterns. Finally, students extend and create repeating patterns using translations.

In the Multiplication and Division unit, students solve addition and subtraction problems, solve multiplication problems mentally, multiply two-digit numbers, and multiply decimal numbers by 10, 100, 1000, and 10 000. Students also investigate relationships involving whole number rates, divide with concrete materials and algorithms, and divide three-digit whole numbers with standard algorithms. Furthermore, students divide decimal numbers by 10 and 100, solve problems using division, develop an understanding that letters or symbols can be used to show unknown values, and use letters or symbols in equations involving simple rates. Students also find the missing number in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations.

In the Geometry unit, students identify and classify polygons as regular or irregular, identify acute, right, obtuse, and straight angles, and measure and construct angles up to 90°. Students identify and classify triangles from their angle and side properties, construct triangles, and identify and classify three-dimensional figures including prisms, right prisms, and pyramids. Students also identify prisms and pyramids from nets and construct nets of prisms and pyramids. Furthermore, students locate an object using cardinal directions and a coordinate system, compare grid systems used on maps, identify, describe and perform translations, and create and analyse designs by translating and reflecting shapes.

In the Working with Decimal Numbers unit, students read and write decimal numbers, read and write money amounts to $1000, explore place value of decimal numbers and represent, compare, and order decimal numbers. Students round decimal numbers to the nearest tenth, count forward by hundredths, and count backwards by hundredths. Students show equivalent decimal numbers, and add and subtract decimal numbers.

In the Fractions unit, students represent proper and improper fractions, represent mixed numbers, convert improper fractions and mixed numbers, and show equivalent fractions. Students also compare proper and improper fractions, as well as compare and order fractions and mixed numbers. Furthermore, students explore equivalent fractions and decimal numbers and investigate the relationship between fractions and decimal numbers.

In the Data Management and Probability unit, students develop an understanding of discrete and continuous data and data collection methods. Students explore samples of larger populations, collect and record data, organize data in charts, tables and graphs, as well as read, interpret, and draw conclusions from data. Students calculate the mean and use it to describe data and compare sets of data. To investigate probability, students explore possible outcomes in a probability experiment, represent probability using fractions, and perform a probability experiment.

In the measurement unit, students estimate and measure the perimeter of polygons, find unknown side lengths, estimate and measure the area of polygons, and create 2D shapes with the same perimeter or area. Students find the perimeter and area of a rectangle, solve perimeter problems, and solve problems by estimating and calculating the area of rectangles, converting metres into centimetres, and converting kilometres into metres. Furthermore, students investigate measuring the mass of an object using the appropriate unit, find the volume of a rectangular prism, and determine the relationship between capacity and volume. Students also measure time and intervals with seconds and elapsed time, solve problems between 12- and 24-hour clocks, as well as measure, record, and represent temperature changes over time.

Students will use their life experiences and knowledge from the foundational skills acquired in their primary school years to complete creative, descriptive, and persuasive writing assignments and compelling presentations. Students will engage in meaningful interactions with texts and will explore complex topics through personal reflection. Multiple perspectives will be identified by exploring regional cultures and through the study of media literacy. Upon completion of this course, students will have the proficiency to enter the intermediate language course.

**Course Code:** LAN6

**Curriculum Policy Document:** Language, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

**Department:** Junior

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2012

The first unit of the course will examine non-fiction literature with a focus on media literacy. Presentation skills are reviewed with respect to reading out loud to a specific audience and are assessed through creative writing as well as informational texts. Finally, a checkup of writing descriptively is explored as students develop their skillset for this course.

Students explore various festivals around the world through reading and writing activities. They will learn to write using connective text and utilize their creative side when creating visual media projects. They will learn to write persuasively as they propose an interesting festival in their own community.

The elements of non-fiction and fiction are examined, specifically myths and legends. After learning further writing tools, students will create a dialogue, an invention, and a piece of persuasive fiction. Presentation skills are revisited in preparation of writing a song and the design of a commercial. A full legend is written utilizing the whole writing process including story mapping, rough draft, editing, revision and final draft.

Fiction is examined as students travel across Canada using a VIA rail pass that takes them to the far reaches of the country. Exploring regional cultures and everything that characterizes them provides the backdrop for student reflection and the creation of an fictional autobiography. Students continue to learn to speak with confidence and present their opinions to others. Reinforcing personal reflection results when students learn how to properly journal their own thoughts.

The final unit of this course consolidates the skills in reading comprehension that students have been exposed to since the first unit. Many of the reading and writing activities are conducted in a shared method, using the coach or peers at home to move through some of the lessons with. Learning the skills associated with writing a great introduction, developing characters and plots, as well as creating an effective climax and conclusion are displayed in the production of a complete fictional story. This final project allows the student to establish themself as one ready to enter the Intermediate language program.

This course builds on the Grade 5 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students represent and order numbers to 1 000 000, develop the concept of place value to thousandths, compare and order fractional amounts with unlike denominators, and estimate 10%, 25%, 50%, and 75% of a quantity. Students add and subtract decimal amounts to thousandths, multiply and divide four-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers, and multiply and divide decimals to tenths by whole numbers and two-digit by two-digit whole numbers. Furthermore, students divide three-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers, apply order of operations in expressions without brackets, and relate simple fractions, decimals and percentages. Students measure quantities using metric units, convert from larger to smaller metric units, including square metres to square centimetres, and develop and apply area relationships for a parallelogram and a triangle. Students develop and apply the volume relationships for a triangular prism, determine and apply surface area relationships for rectangular and triangular prisms, and relate square metres and square centimetres. Students classify quadrilaterals by geometric properties, sort polygons by lines of symmetry and by rotational symmetry, measure angles to 180° with a protractor, and construct polygons. Students represent figures using views and isometric sketches, perform and describe rotations, and plot points in the first quadrant. Students represent patterns using ordered pairs and graphs, describe pattern rules in words, and calculate any term when given the term number. Students investigate variables as changing quantities and solve equations using concrete materials and the guess and check strategy. Furthermore, students collect and organize discrete and continuous data, display data using continuous line graphs, select appropriate geographical representations, use continuous line graphs and mean to compare sets of data, find theoretical probabilities, and predict the frequency of an outcome based on the theoretical probability. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for Grade 7 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support students through the content.

Full Grade 6 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT6

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Junior

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

In the Numbers unit, students read and write numbers up to 100 000, understand, represent, compare, and order numbers, and solve word problems up to 1 000 000. Students identify prime and composite numbers and find the prime factors for composite numbers. Students also understand place value and represent, compare, and order decimal numbers.

In the Patterning unit, students sort and classify quadrilaterals, sort and construct polygons, and classify, measure, and construct angles. Students build 3D models using drawings and sketch isometric perspectives and different views. Furthermore, students plot points and represent location, identify, perform, and describe rotations, and create and analyze designs made by transformations.

In the Operations unit, students solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. Students multiply and divide four-digit numbers by two-digit numbers, add and subtract decimal numbers to thousandths, and multiply and divide decimal numbers by whole numbers using concrete materials and algorithms. Students multiply whole numbers by 0.1, 0.01, and 0.001 and multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10, 100, 1000, and 10 000. Furthermore, students solve equations using the order of operations.

In the Fractions, Percentages, Ratios, and Unit Rates unit, students represent fractions, compare fractions and mixed numbers using tools and fraction notation, and order fractions and mixed numbers. Students represent ratios using materials, drawings, and fractions. Students estimate using percentage benchmarks and explore fractions, decimal numbers, and unit rates.

In the Data Management and Probability unit, students collect and organize data, select appropriate graphs, use technology, and determine how well a set of data represents a population. Students also read primary and secondary data, compare different graphical representations of the same data, and understand mean. Furthermore, students express theoretical probability as a ratio, represent probability on a range of 0 to 1, and predict the outcome of a probability experiment.

In the Algebra unit, students understand variables, identify variables and constants in an equation, and solve equations with one, two, and three variables.

In the Patterning unit, students identify geometric patterns and represent them numerically, plot ordered pairs, and determine the term number. Students also describe pattern rules, determine a term by extending a pattern, and extend and create rotation patterns.

In the Measurement unit, students select the appropriate unit of measurement and estimate, measure, and record length, area, mass, and capacity. Students justify when an estimate or precise measurement is needed, convert metric units, and construct rectangles and squares given their area or perimeter. Students also find the area of a parallelogram and a triangle and solve related problems. Students construct parallelograms and triangles given the area, find the relationship between area units, and estimate and calculate the surface area of a rectangular prism and triangular prism. Furthermore, students calculate the volume of rectangular and triangular prisms and solve problems related to the volume of rectangular and triangular prisms.

Students will learn that biodiversity includes diversity among individuals, species, and ecosystems. Through investigations and observations, students will learn the substantial effects of flight technologies on both society and the environment and the properties that make flight possible. In unit three, students will build on prior learning of electricity by exploring devices that convert electricity to other forms of energy, as well as energy conservation and alternative ways of producing energy. Finally, students will study objects in the sky, particularly their form, movements, and interactions, and past and present-day space science.

**Course Code:** SCI6

**Curriculum Policy Document:** Science & Technology, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

**Department:** Junior

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2012 (Revised in 2019)

The first unit in the Grade 6 Science course examines the diverse world of living things around us. Classifying these organisms as well as investigating the threats they face in the region where you live is a theme that prevalent throughout the unit. On a global scale, examining climate change and the resulting species at risk sets up the final section of the unit; protecting this valuable resource that spans communities, countries, and the ecosystems within them - biodiversity.

Students must first learn about the properties of air that make flight possible. Through investigations, observations, and experiments, students will discover that flight occurs when the characteristics of structures take advantage of certain properties of air. They will then apply their newly acquired knowledge to design and test a flying device. In the final unit, students will examine the impact flight has on society and the environment as a whole.

Building on their prior learning, students will explore devices that convert electricity to other forms of energy. The design and safe construction of circuits should further strengthen students’ understanding of how electrical systems work. Students apply and communicate their understanding of renewable and non-renewable resources used to produce electricity.

In learning about space, students will focus on past and present-day contributions of space science to the quality of human life while developing an understanding of the natural and man-made structures found in our universe. Space technology’s impact on the environment and the venture into commercial space travel are explored.

This course will review and expand upon literary forms such as poetry, descriptive writing, fiction and non-fiction, as well as oral communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore the influence of media on their lives, create media texts, and develop research skills through expository writing. By taking this course, students will gain to a greater level of independence as language users and ready themselves for the grade 8 Language course.

**Course Code:** LAN7

**Curriculum Policy Document:** Language, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

**Department:** Intermediate

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2012

The first unit of the course will examine various literary forms and encourage the student to begin to write freely and descriptively. Numerous writing tools are reviewed, modeled, and practiced as students read various forms of texts including fiction, poetry, and scripts. Finally, passive and active listening is reviewed to prepare them for the oral component of the course.

Students explore numerous types of inventions including historical, futuristic, and aboriginal ones that inform their design and development of some media literacy. Combining expository and persuasive writing styles offers students a chance to create emotionally charged texts.

Non-fiction as a form is closely inspected as well as the various criteria that define it. Students will be exposed to the types of non-fiction elements they may find in the world around them in the content of the unit itself. Writing a formal speech and presenting it to the teacher form the final major oral assignment.

Interactive writing takes the stage in this exciting unit as students develop an understanding of how to create this reader focused form of writing. Exploring classic fiction and learning about more advanced writing techniques, such as foreshadowing, allow students increased proficiency in narrative writing.

The final unit of this course consolidates the skills in reading comprehension that students have been exposed to since the first unit. Students are encouraged to let their creativity take over as they learn about mythical lands and are forced to decide if some are based on fact, or fiction. Continued exposure and mastering of reading and writing tools, allow the student to ready themselves for the Grade 8 language program.

This course builds on the Grade 6 curriculum by further developing students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts. Students explore topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students represent and order decimals, fractions, and integers, represent squares and square roots, divide whole numbers by simple fractions and decimals, and add and subtract simple fractions and integers. Students multiply and divide decimal numbers to thousandths by one-digit whole numbers, apply order of operations in expressions with brackets, relate fractions, decimals, and percentages, and solve problems involving whole-number percentages and unit rates. Students convert between metric units, including converting between square centimetres and square metres, develop the area relationship for a trapezoid, and determine and apply the formula for the volume of a prism. Students learn and apply surface area relationships for prisms and relate millilitres and cubic centimetres. Students construct parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines, sort and classify triangles and quadrilaterals by geometric properties, and construct angle bisectors and perpendicular bisectors. Students investigate relationships among congruent shapes, and relate enlarging and reducing to similar shapes. Students compare similar and congruent shapes, perform and describe dilatations, tile a plane, and plot points in all four quadrants. Students represent linear growing patterns, and represent patterns algebraically. Students model real-life relationships involving constant rates graphically and algebraically when given a term number, and solve linear equations using concrete materials or inspection and guess and check. Students collect and organize categorical, discrete, and continuous data, display data in relative frequency tables and circle graphs, and identify bias in data. Students relate changes in data to changes in central tendency, make inferences based on data, investigate real-world applications of probability, and determine the theoretical probability of two independent events. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for Grade 8 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support students through the content.

Full Grade 7 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT7

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Intermediate

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

In the Read, Represent, and Compare Numbers unit, students represent, compare, and order decimal numbers and fractions, generate multiples and factors, and represent a quantity for a given context. Students also represent perfect squares and square roots, and identify, compare, represent, order, and add integers.

In the Geometry unit, students construct lines, explore bisectors, and sort and classify triangles and quadrilaterals. Students investigate right prisms and angles, plot points on the Cartesian Coordinate Plane, and examine similar shapes. Students explore dilatations, create and analyse designs, and tile a plane. Students describe triangles, investigate congruent shapes, and compare similar and congruent shapes.

In the Operations unit, students divide whole numbers by fractions and decimal numbers, solve addition and subtraction problems with decimal numbers, and multiply decimal numbers by whole numbers using concrete materials and algorithms. Students solve multi-step multiplication and division word problems, divide decimal numbers by whole numbers using concrete materials and algorithms, and evaluate expressions using the order of operations.

In the Fractions unit, students add fractions with like and unlike denominators using concrete materials, subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators using concrete materials, and simplify fractions. Furthermore, students add and subtract proper fractions using algorithms, add and subtract mixed numbers using algorithms, and relate repeated addition and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers.

In the Proportional Relationships unit, students solve percentage problems; understand rates; investigate fractions, decimal numbers, percentages, and ratios; and solve unit rate problems.

In the Data Management and Probability unit, students collect data, explore population, sample and census, investigate bias in data collection, and collect, organize, and display data. Students represent data with graphs, read, interpret, and draw conclusions from data, and examine graphs and misleading data. Students explore effects on central tendency, investigate trends and distribution of data, make inferences and arguments, and explore real-world applications of probability. Students also make predictions, investigate theoretical probability, and perform probability experiments.

In the Patterning unit, students represent linear growing patterns, make predictions and investigate the general term, compare pattern rules, and model constant rates using tables, graphs, and algebraic expressions. Students show algebraic expressions, explore algebraic expressions and patterns, and evaluate algebraic expressions. Students also solve linear equations with concrete materials, guess and check, and use a calculator.

In the Measurement unit, students explore equal volume prisms, solve measuring problems, and investigate exponents in area and volume. Students solve area problems and develop an understanding of trapezoids, composite shapes, right prism properties, right prism surface area, and capacity and volume conversions.

In this course, students will study the many impacts that humans have on the environment through the exploration of existing ecosystems. In unit two, students will experiment with pure substances and mixtures and will come to recognize that most matter is either a solution or a mechanical mixture. Heat energy will be explored and students will examine the critical role heat plays in natural processes and human life. By working to understand the nature of heat, students will gain new insights into the ways that heat affects our world, the causes and effects of heat, its properties, and heat transfer. Finally, students will consider the functions that structures must perform and the impact of these structures on the environment.

**Course Code:** SCI7

**Curriculum Policy Document:** Science & Technology, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

**Department:** Intermediate

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2012 (Revised in 2019)

The study of ecosystems is an introduction to the study of ecology and involves investigation of the complex interactions between all types of organisms and their environment. Students will learn that ecosystems consist of communities of plants and animals that are dependent on each other as well as on the non-living parts of the environment. They will also learn that groups of ecosystems make up biomes, which, in turn, are components of the biosphere. In investigating ecosystems, students will examine the effects of natural factors, such as climate changes, as well as the impact of technological changes on the environment.

By exploring the distinction between pure substances and mechanical mixtures and solutions, students will come to recognize that most matter is either a solution or a mechanical mixture-including most foods and drinks, many medicines, cosmetics, building materials, cleaning agents and so on. Introduction of a scientific model (the particle theory) used to describe the particular nature of matter will provide a conceptual basis for students’ learning in this area.

Students will learn about the causes and effects of heat. They will investigate its properties and how these are related to measurement of temperature. Students will also be introduced to the particle theory, which can help them to explain their observations and to understand both the relationship between heat and temperature and the concept of heat capacity. Society’s need to maintain its ability to produce heat is another focus of study. Students will consider ideas about recycling excess or waste heat and about how to make better use of alternative, renewable heat sources to replace non-renewable resources that are being depleted.

Students will learn more about the effects of forces that act on and within different structural forms. Using increasingly sophisticated techniques, students will continue to investigate how different structural forms support or withstand loads by designing, building, and testing solid (or mass structures), shell structures, and frame structures.

This course consolidates student’s language knowledge, skills, and strategies and their ability to use them independently. Students will create increasingly complex oral, print, and media texts. Non-fiction texts are closely inspected in this course, as well as traditional poetry and key concepts in popular culture. The final unit consolidates skills in reading comprehension and writing to ensure students have a greater level of independence as language users before entering high school.

**Course Code:** LAN8

**Curriculum Policy Document:** Language, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

**Department:** Intermediate

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2012

The first unit of the course will examine various types of traditional poetry and encouarge the student to be creative. Presentation skills are reviewed with respect to reading out loud to a specific audience. Finally, a checkup of writing descriptively is explored as students develop their skillset for this course.

Students examine some key concepts in popular culture including consumerism, trends, marketing and advertising. They will apply and communicate their own product review after developing a new item with an advertising campaign with the knowledge and understanding they have gained. They will explore the writing tools irony and satire and apply them to a comic writing assignment.

The elements of short stories will be reviewed as well as the most common forms of this traditional literary form. Passive and active listening are considered and reflected upon. Presentation skills are revisited in preparation for the large oral assignment in the next unit. A full short story is written using the whole writing process including story mapping, rough draft, editing, revision and final draft.

Non-fiction as a form is closely inspected as well as the various criteria that define it. Students will be exposed to the types of non-fiction elements they may find in the world around them in the content of the unit itself. Various types of heroes are examined and reflected on. Writing a formal speech and presenting it to the teacher form the final major oral assignment.

Students have a choice in the final unit of the course, which consolidates the skills in reading comprehension that students have been exposed to since the first unit. After having another look at the elements of fantasy or a first look at the elements of teen angst, novel studies assess the learning skills the student has fostered over the previous months. Continued exposure to writing tools such as analogy, symbolism and metaphor allow the student to establish themself as a student ready to enter the secondary school language program.

This course builds on the Grade 7 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students represent and order rational numbers, represent numbers using exponential notation, and solve multi-step problems involving whole numbers and decimals. Students multiply and divide fractions and integers, multiply and divide decimals by powers of ten, and apply order of operations in expressions with brackets and exponents. Students solve problems involving percents to one decimal place and percents greater than 100, and solve problems involving rates and proportions. Students convert between cubic centimetres and cubic metres and between millilitres and cubic centimetres. Students develop circumference and area relationships for a circle, develop and apply the formula for the volume of a cylinder, and determine and apply surface-area relationships for cylinders. Students sort quadrilaterals by geometric properties involving diagonals, construct circles, investigate relationships among similar shapes, and determine and apply angle relationships for parallel and intersecting lines. Furthermore, students relate the number of faces, edges, and vertices of a polyhedron, determine and apply the Pythagorean relationship geometrically, and plot the image of a point on the coordinate plane after applying a transformation. Students represent the general term in a linear sequence, use one or more algebraic expressions, translate statements, and use algebraic equations. Students find the term number in a pattern algebraically when given any term, and solve linear equations involving one-variable terms with integer solutions using a “balance” model. Students collect categorical, discrete, and continuous data, organize data into intervals, display data using histograms and scatter plots, and use measures of central tendency to compare sets of data. Students compare two attributes using data management tools, compare experimental and theoretical probabilities, and calculate the probability of complementary events. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. This course prepares students for Grade 9 mathematics. The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach to support students through the content.

Full Grade 8 Mathematics Course Outline**Course Code:** MAT8

**Curriculum Policy Document:** The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)

**Department:** Intermediate

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2019

In the Representing Numbers unit, students investigate exponential notation, expanded form using powers of ten, prime factorization, and translating between decimal numbers, fractions, and percentages. Students also represent, compare, and order rational numbers.

In the Geometry unit, students sort and classify quadrilaterals, construct circles, and explore applications of geometric properties. Students investigate and solve problems associated with area, perimeter, side length, angle relationships, and line relationships. Students explore the Pythagorean theorem, examine polyhedron relationships, graph on the Cartesian coordinate plane, and investigate real-world movements.

In the Operations unit, students multiply and divide decimal numbers by decimal numbers and solve problems involving whole numbers and decimal numbers, percentages, and percentages over 100. Students multiply and divide decimal numbers by powers of ten, explore positive square roots, and multiply and divide integers. Students solve problems involving integers and utilize order of operations.

In the Fractions unit, students add and subtract fractions and solve problems involving fraction addition and subtraction. Students multiply and divide fractions and solve problems involving fraction multiplication and division.

In the Proportional Reasoning unit, students explore real-life proportional relationships and solve problems involving proportional relationships, proportions by using variables, percentages, and rates.

In the Data Management and Probability unit, students understand census, samples, and population. They also collect and organize data and investigate histograms and scatter plots. Students select the appropriate graph, explore measures of central tendency, and compare data using scatter plots and different tools and strategies. Students analyze data and develop an understanding of theoretical and experimental probability and probability of complementary events.

In the Patterning and Algebra unit, students develop an understanding of the general term, represent linear patterns graphically, determine a term value, and explore algebra in real life. Students model linear relationships, evaluate algebraic expressions, and solve equations using inspection, guess and check, and a balance model.

In the Measurement unit, students convert units of area, volume, and capacity, investigate circumferences and areas of circles, and measure the surface area and volume of a cylinder.

The evaluation for this course is based on the student's achievement of curriculum expectations. The final percentage grade represents the quality of the student's overall fulfillment of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding level of achievement as described in the achievement chart for the discipline. The final grade will be determined based on each of the 8 units (12.5% each) and will reflect the student’s most consistent level of achievement throughout the course, although special consideration will be given to more recent evidence of achievement. There is no final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.

In this course, students will develop their knowledge of organisms by focusing on the structure and function of cells in plants and animals. Students will explore fluids and the diverse applications involved in fluid mechanics while exploring the impact of fluids on industrial processes. The smooth functioning of society depends on a number and variety of systems and students will learn about how the needs of society influences the evolution of systems. Finally, students will learn about the water systems on earth and the important role that water systems play in global ecosystems.

**Course Code:** SCI8

**Curriculum Policy Document:** Science & Technology, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

**Department:** Intermediate

**Course Developer:** Virtual Elementary School

**Development Date:** 2012 (Revised in 2019)

The first unit in the Grade 8 Science course has students explore what is perhaps the most important physical tool a scientist uses – the microscope. The characteristics of living things and the cell theory form the basis for an understanding of the building block of life, the cell, and its components. Students will discover the process of cell division and cellular transport which will assist them as they move forward in this course and in their career as biologists. Finally, recent innovations in microbiology and the impact biological processes have on the environment are examined.

The concept of fluids major influence on our lives is introduced and examined in greater detail with the particle theory. The characteristics of fluids are investigated as they relate to viscosity, density and buoyancy. Humans ability to control the flow of fluids (fluid systems) is reviewed and students will communicate and apply an understanding of the concept when they design and build a pneumatic or hydraulic device. The impact fluids have on our environment, both good and bad, are introduced before being revisited later in the course.

An understanding that along with fluids, structures are everywhere in our lives is developed by examining both natural and man-made structures and their components. The terms mass, weight, work and energy are explored in more detail in Grade 8 and form the basis for an understanding of simple machines and their benefits. Mechanical advantage and system efficiency are terms expose students to the realization that since the beginning of time, especially since the industrial revolution, man has been creating structures to make their lives easier. At the end of the unit, students turn the microscope on themselves and investigate the ways in which they can change their own impact on the environment.

Fluids are revisited, specifically water, this time in a system approach. Water systems on a global, municipal and personal level are investigated in this final unit. The differences between fresh and salt water are examined as well as the importance both have on watersheds, weather and life. The case of Walkerton, Ontario is explored and the resulting policy changes that were made in North America. Water consumption and conservation are familiar terms that are reviewed along with what happens when too much or not enough water are present in an area. Finally, students are responsible for advising the public on a water issue.