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Language, Culture & Math

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 are […]

Teaching and Assessment with Math Processes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Makerspaces & Math Links

https://www.tes.com/lessons/sGvLjtLFbRRUZA/math-and-makerspaces?feature=embed

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