# Mathematics

## Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set B: Order of Operations 2 (2012)

Workplace Education Manitoba’s (WEM’s) Numeracy: The Basics video series offers a refresher course in math. It includes 50 videos, covering 25 numeracy topics, divided into concept and practice.

2013-07-04

## Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set A: Order of Operations 1 (2012)

This is one in a series of workbooks intended to accompany Workplace Education Manitoba’s (WEM’s) Numeracy: The Basics video series. There are 50 videos in the series, covering 25 numeracy topics, each broken down into concept and practice.

2013-07-03

## Math Instruction That Makes Sense: Frontier Centre for Public Policy – Policy Series No. 120, Sept. 2011 (2011)

The author of this position paper argues for a return to the basics for mathematics instruction in Canada’s public schools.

Provincial curriculum guides place a great deal of emphasis on problem solving and the conceptual understanding of mathematics, the author says. Students do not learn the standard sets of rules for math equations, and they fail to master basic math skills.

2013-05-28

## Do students entering university have the basic writing and math skills they need? (2005)

Lessons in Learning – October 28, 2005

While recent testing suggests that Canadian students’ comprehension of basic skills is generally not declining, proficiency exams administered within some universities do show very slight declines in the skills of incoming students. Even though this decline is small overall, the authors of this paper say it does offer lessons in learning for students, their families, professors, universities, and governments.

2013-05-14

## Averages - Practice [Video - 6:36] (2011)

This video tutorial gives learners a chance to reinforce their knowledge of averages by trying three progressively more challenging problems. They are asked to pause the video to work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s solutions.

2012-08-16

## Averages – Concept [Video - 12:29] (2011)

This video tutorial uses a variety of examples to introduce the concept of averages.

2012-08-16

## Ratio & Proportion - Practice [Video - 8:46] (2011)

This video tutorial provides an opportunity for learners to practise solving problems involving ratio and proportion.

The tutorial includes three problems. Learners can pause the video, solve the equations on their own, and then restart it to see the instructor’s detailed solutions.

2012-08-07

## Ratio & Proportion - Concept [Video - 8:46] (2011)

In this video tutorial, the instructor explains the concept of ratio and proportion, describing it as simply comparing one thing to another. It can be written as a fraction or as two numerals separated by a colon.

2012-08-07

## Solving Equations Part 2 - Practice [Video - 11:06] (2011)

This video tutorial offers learners the opportunity to practise solving equations.

The tutorial includes three equations. Learners are asked to pause the video, solve the equations on their own, and then restart it to see the instructor’s detailed solutions.

2012-08-03

## Solving Equations Part 2 - Concept [Video - 10:24] (2011)

In this video tutorial, the learner begins working on more complicated equations, including ones that contain fractions.

The instructor provides step-by-step solutions to three equations, each one more challenging than the one before.

To solve one equation, the learner has to apply the order of operations to calculations contained within brackets.