## How do we design our Math Class?

I have been doing a lot of reflecting about math, in particular thinking about different types of math class situations, and considering what kinds of questions we need to ask to help students develop conceptual knowledge. In our math classes it is important to provide students with cognitively demanding tasks. Rich tasks are great examplesContinue reading “How do we design our Math Class?”

## Reflections on #TheMathPod with Cathy Fosnot: The Meaning of Context

I recently listened to The Math Pod recording with Cathy Fosnot and Stephen Hurley from VoiceEd Radio. This podcast really helped me to think about the different lenses that we use to teach math. This is where my thinking went. This caused me to connect with ‘lenses’ I have heard, particularly out in theContinue reading “Reflections on #TheMathPod with Cathy Fosnot: The Meaning of Context”

## 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 areContinue reading “Math & Identity”

## Language, Culture & Math

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 areContinue reading “Language, Culture & Math”

## 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 abilityContinue reading “Spatial Reasoning and Student Success”

## Math Mindsets

Originally Shared on: http://ontariomathresources.blogspot.ca/2016/10/the-importance-of-growth-mindset-and.html Growth Mindsets in Math are important for student learning.  Our youngest students are often very excited about learning math. But then something happens. I believe that  a students diminishing excitement for math is directly related to a lack of a growth mindset. What is a Growth Mindset?  A GrowthContinue reading “Math Mindsets”