The 21st century has seen some major upheavals in terms of education. Schools have strayed from teaching content and headed towards teaching core competencies, like critical thinking and self-regulation. Teaching for understanding is now favoured over drill and kill, which some say led to mastery in the past. Instruction is no longer directed by the … Continue reading What does it take to become a talented mathematician?
Report card season! Now, as a math coordinator, I don’t write report cards myself, so how do I know it is report card season? Because this is the time of year, when parents start to panic about their child’s performance and race to school to find out: what can I do at home to support … Continue reading Tis the season!
Getting a child inspired and curious about math begins at home. If you are a teacher, you can relay these messages to your parents; and if you are a parent, you can begin right now! Here are five things you can do: 1) BE ENTHUSIASTIC! I can’t stress enough the importance of positive math messages … Continue reading It All Starts At Home