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Math Mondays

These sessions are tailored to meet curricular expectations that support best practices. Facilitated by teacher leaders from across the province, these live, interactive sessions will provide ideas and activities you can use in your classroom to support the implementation of an engaging and balanced math program.

Experiences are limited to 25 people and are filled on a first come basis – there is no pre-registration. Check back within 24 hours of the start of the session for the live link. Review the technical stuff for more details on logging into the sessions.

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Math is Everywhere

Instructor: Dawn Butson

Grade Focus: 4-8

 

Do your students look at the real world through a math lens? Join us as we explore how to get students engaged and excited about real world events and issues, involving mathematics. Using a math inquiry, the learning process and how to assess using math processes, this session will provide new ideas for making math fun and meaningful.

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Inquiry in the Applied Math Classroom

Instructor: Jennifer Torrance

Grade Focus: 9-12 Applied

 

Inquiry based learning allows students to problem solve in new ways. Developing inquiry skills enables students to foster better problem solving abilities. Integrating inquiry into the classroom helps us better answer the familiar question: “Where am I ever going to use this?”-- Inquiry in Math is about more than numbers, it is about improving the ability to think deeply. This webinar will discuss practical strategies to incorporate Inquiry learning into the Applied Math classroom, while maintaining the integrity of basic number sense for these students. Examples and resources will be shared.

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We're not just playing games, We're Learning! - February 12, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Peter Cameron

Grade Focus: 4-6

Learn quick and easy games and strategies that can be used throughout the course of the school day that will help your students learn, reinforce and master their multiplication facts while building their number sense and numeration awareness. Help kids see the fun in learning math and understand that it’s literally all around them!


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Let’s Measure Up in the Primary Grades - February 26, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Maxine Highet

Grade Focus: K-3

This webinar session will focus on how measurement concepts develop in the Primary grades (K – 3). Participants will have an opportunity to engage in activities that will highlight the big ideas in measurement, and ways to support students learning in this area.


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Let's Code! - March 5, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Torrance

Grade Focus: 1-3

Are you interested in bringing coding to your students but you don’t know where to start? Start here! Join us as we explore online resources, free apps and new ideas for how to incorporate coding into your math lessons.


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Early Number Sense - March 19, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Laura Cronshaw

Grade Focus: K-2

This session will explore the importance of counting, quantity and relationships in the development of early number sense. Learn about how to support a range of learners with practical strategies and ideas that you can use in the classroom, including daily number talks and mini-lessons.


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It's Not Just about the Solution - That Might Be the Problem! - March 26, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Bart Vanslack

Grade Focus: 1-6

In this session participants will get an opportunity to explore some simple and some more complex problem solving strategies that we want to make explicit with our Junior and Intermediate students. We will explore what the strategies look like and ideas of ways to uncover and unpack them with students.


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One Shape, Two Shapes, Red Shape, Blue Shapes - April 9, 4:30p.m.

Instructor: Cathy Chaput

Grade Focus: K-3

Ever wish for some great ideas to enrich spatial thinking in your classroom? Visualization and spatial sense activities are motivating and engaging. Primary teachers are invited to enjoy an action-packed hour of hands-on experiences which are rich enough to stretch your thinking and easy enough to use tomorrow! Participants will need one set of tangrams, and a handful of colour tiles. Join in to shape up your math program!


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Jumping into a 21st Century Math Class: Tools, Strategies and more - April 16, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Jonathon Butler

Grade Focus: 4-8

Engage students in their world while bringing them into the world of tomorrow. This workshop will focus on how to elicit the larger competencies of 21st Century Learning (Critical thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration) and utilize various web tools to like Scratch (basic block coding) and Minecraft to help immerse them in mathematics. Join this session to help students learn in an engaging, creative and meaningful way using 21st Century competencies and tools.


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The First Fifteen Minutes of Math Class - April 16, 4:30p.m.

Instructor: Siobhain Millen

Grade Focus: 1-6

Looking for fresh ideas to engage learners and warm-up their mathematical brains? This WebExperience will explore how to create an impactful warm-up to your 60 minute math class. Join us as we explore games, puzzles and websites that will motivate students, to think, talk and discover the wonder of math. B​e ready to play, explore and collaborate


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Engaging and Innovative Math Instruction/Technology Tools - April 23, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Peter Cameron

Grade Focus: 4-6

Let’s begin thinking beyond the textbook and notice that opportunities for making math learning REAL are all around. Participants will learn how they can leverage a wide variety of technologies and everyday items in their own classrooms to make math learning and teaching fun, exciting and relevant while effectively and efficiently covering the junior level Ontario Math curriculum. This workshop will offer many tech (Google, Flipgrid and Twitter) and “no tech” tips, tricks and resources that can be adapted across the elementary grades.


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Being Present in their Learning - April 30, 7:00p.m.

Instructor: Peter Cameron

Grade Focus: 4-8

Understand the importance of being fully present in your math classroom and create activities that allow you to learn along side your students. Create lessons that are engaging and fun that will get your students talking and sharing. Learn how to become totally present in your students’ learning, allowing you to provide “just in time feedback” and assess “in the moment”. Math portfolios and Google forms for effective assessment will also be shared and discussed.


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Hip to be Square - April 30, 4:30p.m.

Instructor: Cathy Chaput

Grade Focus: K-2

Huey Lewis had it right when he said it was hip to be square …but it’s equally hip to explore other shapes as well! Junior teachers are invited to enjoy ideas that will stretch your spatial thinking and support visualization. These ideas will be challenging enough to engage students, but easy enough to use tomorrow! Participants will need a handful of colour tiles, a handful of linking cubes, and a set of tangrams.


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