With a focus on experiential learning, Brock University students worked collaboratively with Niagara Catholic District School Board teachers to develop engaging, coding-based activities for students that were explicitly or implicitly about mathematics.
Teams first explored resources developed by Dr. George Gadanidis, which led them to further develop 4 CT-based math tasks. You can now access the summaries here!
Our Critical Transitions CoP has launched a new website focused on the transition from Grade 8-9 Mathematics which features introductory videos (English/French), downloadable infographics, and links to other key resources.
Visit mkncrossingthedivide.ca to learn about Gr 8-9 transition support strategies, math myths debunked, online resources/supports, and more!
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 bit.ly/IKMATHvideos!
For an overview of the IK CoP, check out their new Flyer below! For more information, visit their page at mathnetwork.ca/indigenousknowledge.
The results of our Critical Transitions CoP‘s Kindergarten Educator survey are now available. Please share our summary infographic widely! Stay tuned for the full paper, available in December 2018.
The GECDSB’s Mathematics Leadership Learning Project (MLLP) was designed to build capacity of mathematics lead-learners and mobilize them within schools in order to build expertise of all educators. This project supported Math Leadership Learning Teams in 6 schools to lead math learning through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
- Building mathematics content, pedagogy and leadership knowledge and skills of school-based math leaders
- Better understanding the supports needed for math leaders
- Improving student achievement in mathematics
- Informing system planning and supports
Data were gathered in the 6 MLLP schools from MLLP teams (surveys and interviews) and students (PRIME mathematics assessment).
Further details, results, and implications for future learning can be found in the NEW report by our Mathematics Leadership CoP & GECDSB.