The Math Domain
The Math Domain is expressed as a matrix. This matrix is based on the mathematical reform initiative undertaken by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and adopted by the developers of the Western Canada Protocol/Alberta Program of studies in 1962.It outlines key themes in math: statistics and probability, shape and space, patterns and relations, numbers, and the competencies associated with each of these.
Many educators view math as part of the suite of communication domains, contending that math means communicating with numbers and using math to communicate with society.
The cognitive processes in the math domain are: number sense, patterns and relations, space and shape, and statistics and probability.