I just spent the last 3 days at a Summer Academy for Purposeful Math Planning. I was very intrigued when we were discussing number sense and the need to become more flexible with numbers and how we use them in our world. Only one person brought up the issue of culture and how numbers are... Continue Reading →

Spatial Reasoning and Student Success

  Spatial Reasoning This year, I have had the privilege of designing a brand new makerspace for our school. In addition, I have been able to focus on visual-spatial reasoning as the thread that pulls together science, math and technology. What is spatial reasoning? According to the Ministry of Education, Spatial reasoning is the ability... Continue Reading →

Makerspaces & Math Links

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  Here is a list of some of the best resources to support math in Ontario. Please feel free to add more to the list in the comment section. You can also check out the following blog: Ontario Math Resources   MATH RESOURCES 101 Questions Asking Effective Questions in Math Dan Meyer Blog Differentiating Math... Continue Reading →

  The dominant ways in which math has always been taught in our Western society includes drill, rote learning, and a focus on math ‘authorities’ including the teacher. This poses very serious problems for many of our mathematical learners, particularly for our First Nations, Metis & Inuit (FNMI) learners, whose perspectives and ways of knowing... Continue Reading →

  The dominant ways in which math has always been taught in our Western society includes drill, rote learning, and a focus on math ‘authorities’ including the teacher. This poses very serious problems for many of our mathematical learners, particularly for our First Nations, Metis & Inuit (FNMI) learners, whose perspectives and ways of knowing... Continue Reading →

Math Communication

Math Communication.   Podcast describing key differences between 3 amazing communication strategies for math: BANSHO, Gallery Walk & Math Congress.

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