Aims and Goals
The aim of Saskatchewan’s K-12 mathematics
program is to help students develop the understandings and abilities
necessary to be confident and competent in thinking and working
mathematically in their daily activities and ongoing learnings and work
experiences. The mathematics program is intended to stimulate the spirit
of inquiry within the context of mathematical thinking and reasoning.
The four K-12 goals for mathematics in
Saskatchewan are broad statements that identify the characteristics of
thinking and working mathematically. At every grade level, students’
learning should be building towards their attainment of these goals.
Within each grade level, outcomes are directly related to the
development of one or more of these goals.
Logical Thinking - Through their learning
of K-12 mathematics, children will develop and be able to apply
mathematical reasoning processes, skills, and strategies to new
situations and problems. This goal encompasses the processes and
strategies that are foundational to understanding mathematics as a
Number Sense - Through their learning of
K-12 mathematics, children will develop an understanding of the meaning
of, relationships between, properties of, roles of, and representations
(including symbolic) of numbers and apply this understanding to new
situations and problems.
Spatial Sense - Through their learning of
K-12 mathematics, children will develop an understanding of 2-D shapes
and 3-D objects, and the relationships between geometrical shapes and
objects and numbers, and apply this understanding to new situations and
Mathematics as a Human Endeavour -Through
their learning of K-12 mathematics, students will develop an
understanding of mathematics as a way of knowing the world that all
humans are capable of with respect to their personal experiences and
Students should be encouraged to challenge
the boundaries of their experiences, and to view mathematics as a set of
tools and ways of thinking that every society develops to meet their
particular needs. This means that mathematics is a dynamic discipline in
which logical thinking, number sense, and spatial sense form the
backbone of all developments and those developments are determined by
the contexts and needs of the time, place, and people.
-Government of Saskatchewan
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