Computational Thinking in Math Ed. Symposium

Registration is now open for the Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education Symposium October 13-15, 2017!

This exciting event will be hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, and is organized by Immaculate Namukasa (Western), Chantal Buteau (Brock), George Gadanidis (Western), Donna Kotsopoulos (Huron University College), and Janette Hughes (UOIT).

This Symposium is sponsored by the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (Fields); University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Faculty of Education, and the SSHRC partnership development grant on Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education (ctmath.ca). The symposium is also supported by the Mathematics Knowledge Network, NSERC, and Ontario Ministry of Education.

Symposium details and registration information is available here.

We hope to see you there!

 

Find out more about our Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education Community of Practice here.

Math Leadership CoP Updates

The Mathematics Leadership Community of Practice (ML CoP) has been busy! We are happy to share the following updates about meetings, conferences, events, and more.

OAME CONFERENCE

ML CoP members attended the OAME conference in Kingston May 11-13 and many presented.

David Petro (WECDSB; SWOAME; starting from Sept 2017, President Elect of OAME) did three presentations, namely: Meaningful Use of Technology (with Crystal Gascho, a teacher from AMDSB), Is that your Pokemon Go! in my Data?, and Letting Students Think in Grade 9 Math (with Gisele Jobin, a teacher from WECDSB). Here are the first slides and one image from the Letting Students Think in Grade 9 Math presentation.

CANADA150

See how two school boards in Windsor celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through mathematics! [Received from David Petro and Kyle Pearce (SWOAME members)].

The WECDSB was recently in the last days of their Canada150 activity. In May students were asked to submit math questions that are related to Canada and have the answer 150.

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The GECDSB is also celebrating Canada’s birthday through mathematics:

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Check out their first task here. You can join in by following them on Twitter @Canada150Math and using the hashtag #Canada150Math.

MEETINGS

Click below to learn about recent ML CoP partner meetings.

Greater Essex County DSB
Mathematics Leadership Network
Mathematics Learning Leadership Network
Northwest Math Leadership and Learning Network
MLN, ML2N, & NWML2N
Hamilton-Wentworth DSB
South Western Ontario Association for Mathematics Education
TVO's TeachOntario

For more information, please visit the Mathematics Leadership CoP page, follow us on Twiter @mknrcm, and sign up for our mailing list (top right side of page) to receive regular updates on our CoPs and more!

 

 

IK CoP Updates

Want to know what our Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education (IK) Community of Practice has been up to? We are excited to share the following updates!

MEETINGS

The IK CoP met online with TVO to discuss how they can use TeachOntario to create an online environment that will showcase their work and create a collaborative virtual working environment.

OAME 2017

Many lead members of the CoP attended and presented at this year’s OAME conference, including Jodie Williams (top right), Colinda Clyne (bottom right), and Pamela Agawa (top left), pictured below.

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The IK CoP also held a face-to-face meeting with their members who attended the OAME conference to get to know each other and the work they are connected to, and discuss their upcoming meeting in June 2017.

PUBLICATIONS

To help inform their network of the work they are doing, the IK CoP submitted their work to be published in the FNMIEAO annual newsletter.

SURVEYS

Three surveys have been sent throughout the province to assess the landscape with respect to the work of the IK CoP. They are targeting School Board Math Consultants/Coordinators, Math educators K-12 in provincial system, and Math educators in First Nations Schools.

If applicable, please take a few minutes to complete the surveys here:

This data will be shared at their June meeting and will inform their work going forward. As well, it will create a baseline for comparison at the end of the 4-year CoP.

FNMIEAO EDUCATOR CONFERENCE

The lead organization in our IK CoP, the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO), will be holding its Educator Conference on October 28 & 29, 2017 in London, Ontario. The theme of this year’s conference is Reconciliation through Education: Hearing the Truth.

Please consider coming and sharing your work! To do so, please respond to the call for presenters and/or request a vendor table by May 30th, 2017.

If you would like to attend, registration will open the first week of June.

 

For more information on the IK CoP, see their page and subscribe to our mailing list to receive regular updates.

MKN Video Overview

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Want a quick overview of the Math Knowledge Network? Check out this short video!

For more information on our Communities of Practice, outcomes, partners, and events, explore our website, follow us on Twitter @mknrcm, and join our mailing list for regular updates.

Special thanks to KNAER for putting this video together!