Math Knowledge Network QUARTERLY Issue 1

Math Knowledge Network QUARTERLY 1(1)

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Math Knowledge Network Quarterly!

We are excited to share some of the recent work of our Communities of Practice: Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge & Computational Modelling.

A big thank you to Arielle Figov (MKN Coordinator) for her support in getting submissions and publishing our first issue.

George Gadanidis & Donna Kotsopoulos (MKN co-Directors)

PS – To stay up-to-date on upcoming events, activities, and resources, please visit the MKN website, join our mailing list (see subscription form bottom-right), and follow us on Twitter @mknrcm.


In this issue

Indigenous Knowledge: The Youth Gathering & NASA Workshop

Andy diSessa Webinars (on Computational Literacy & on AI)

Math Leadership Update: Math Minds: Transforming Mathematics Education

Fireflies & Circuits at St Andrews PS, TDSB

Ann Kajander: Math Ed Forum Spotlight: Re-visioning Relationships, Resilience, and Resources

Critical Transitions in Mathematics: Early Years Project & Events

Jeff Cummings: Three computational modelling initiatives at Wellington CDSB

Steven Floyd: The History of the Computer Science Curriculum in Ontario

Upcoming Events

  • Two Webinars by Andy diSessa (Berkeley) on Computational Literacy and on AI in Education – mid May
  • Early Years Critical Transition Team hosts a Professional Development Conference for primary teachers at Queen’s University – mid August
  • Computational Modelling at Wellington CDSB
    1. Math and Coding Workshops at St. Patrick’s Catholic School (February-May)
    2. Math and Coding Webinars for K-10 Wellington CDSB teachers (April-May)
    3. Math and Computer Science Integrated Program (on-going)

MKN October 2018 Updates

It was a busy summer for the MKN and our CoPs! Read our latest updates here to find out what our CoPs have been up to, explore recently added resources, and learn how you can get involved.

To stay up-to-date on our latest news, activities, and resources, join our mailing list (right side of page) and follow us on Twitter @mknrcm.

NEW Indigenous Knowledge CoP Video Series!

A NEW Video Series is now available from our Indigenous Knowledge Community of Practice! The videos highlight the significance of Indigenous Knowledge in mathematics, provide several examples of Anishinaabe educators, and demonstrate how land-based learning and language help develop spatial reasoning skills. Please share the flyer below widely, and check out the videos at!

For an overview of the IK CoP, check out their new Flyer below! For more information, visit their page at

MKN July Updates

Our latest updates are featured in the KNAERative Issue 4! See news from our Communities of Practice, learn about upcoming events, and find out how you can get involved.

For updates from KNAER and other KNAER networks, see the full newsletter here.