In 2016, Eastwood Public School, an elementary school in the GECDSB, set out to develop an understanding of how Concreteness Fading could inform planning of tasks, lessons, and units, both within and across grades.
The goal of this inquiry was to look at the question: How is the pedagogical approach of Concreteness Fading applied in the elementary classroom? Many educators in Ontario expressed interest in this topic and were curious how the whole school inquiry may look.
To see the results of the whole school inquiry on concreteness fading, see the report prepared by our Mathematics Leadership CoP members, Dragana Martinovic (University of Windsor) and Heidi Horn-Olivito (GECDSB).
Want to learn more about our Mathematics Leadership CoP? Visit their page to see their plans, partners, resources, and more.
Are you a faculty member at an Ontario university or an ECE instructor at an Ontario college interested in Kindergarten math? Join us for the Kindergarten Forum for Action on August 17, 2017 at the University of Guelph Humber!
Our Critical Transitions Community of Practice, in collaboration with the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO), is bringing together faculty and instructors who play a key role in the professional education of Kindergarten teaching teams in Ontario.
Faculty and instructors are invited to engage in dialogue, share knowledge, deepen learning, refine practices and connect with colleagues about early math development. The goal of the day will be to prepare a report and a plan for action to improve the mathematics outcomes of Kindergarten children in Ontario.
Visit here for more information and registration details!
Find out more about our Critical Transitions in Student Mathematical Development community of practice here.
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!