Math & Identity

I just read this great piece by Karin Brodie: Entitled: Yes, mathematics can be decolonised. Here’s how to begin   When we think about math, we often think about the content – but what about the way we think about it, the way it is taught? If think about math in these ways, we are... Continue Reading →

Joseph Boyden

This morning I read the following new article by Joseph Boyden in MacLeans. It gave me a lot to think about. Here is the article. This article really brings into question for me about what being Indigenous really means, and what elements create your own identity. On one hand, it has really struck me... Continue Reading →

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 →

Teaching and assessment in math go hand in hand. What ties them together are the mathematical processes. Our job as teachers is to help students build mathematical knowledge and skills of the curriculum through the 7 mathematical processes. They  include: problem solving reasoning and proving reflecting selecting tools and computational strategies connecting representing communicating For... Continue Reading →

Professional Learning: Does it work?

I have been doing some research lately into Training Evaluation, and quite unexpectedly have become intrigued at how we measure professional development and whether it really works. A lot of time, money, effort, resources, blood, sweat, and tears goes into PD. We as educators provide and receive PD regularly, but does it change our learning... 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

STEAM Job descriptions for Curriculum Planning

    Using job descriptions can facilitate program planning and student learning. A job description provides us with rich opportunities to extract content areas, learning goals, success criteria, and rich tasks for learning. It just doesn't matter if the position is paid or not, volunteer or mandatory. The point is that you will often find key... Continue Reading →

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