Author Archives: WISE Math

Helping your child with math

Parental help factors in on math success by Anna Stokke

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Comment: Failed fads resurface in ‘new’ B.C. curriculum

From Tara Houle in Times Colonist: Comment: Failed fads resurface in ‘new’ B.C. curriculum

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Summer reading suggestions from WISE Math

Here are some summer reading suggestions on education. 1. What to do about Canada’s declining math scores by Anna Stokke. 2. Seven Myths About Education by Daisy Christodoulou. 3. Teaching math in the 21st Century by Barry Garelick. 4. Standing in … Continue reading

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Philip Sullivan: “Discovery learning” is failing our children

“Discovery learning” is failing our children, by Philip Sullivan, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto.

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Comment: Lack of basic skills holding children back

From BC parent advocate, Tara Houle: Comment: Lack of basic skills holding children back, Times Colonist WISE Math BC

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Media updates

Anna Stokke on Cross Country Checkup: Is there something wrong with the way math is being taught? Tara Houle on CKNW: Report finds discovery-based math to blame for Canadians declining math scores Edmonton Sun: Math Education forum held in Edmonton … Continue reading

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What to do about Canada’s declining math scores?

New report from C.D. Howe Institute, written by Anna Stokke: What to do about Canada’s declining math scores?

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Alberta Math Education Forum on May 29

Alberta Math and Education Forum: Restoring Excellence and Evidence-Based Teaching in the K-12 Curriculum When:  May 29th, 6:00pm Where:  Lister Centre (11613 87 Ave), Edmonton, Alberta Free of charge. Open mic for parents. Goals: 1. To bring education officials, educators … Continue reading

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WISE Math cofounder receives award for community activism

Congratulations to WISE Math cofounder, Anna Stokke, for receiving a 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction award for Community Activism and Social Enterprise. Anna was one of twelve women to receive a Women of Distinction award on Wednesday night. In her … Continue reading

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How to help your kids memorize times tables & the fallout of discovery math

Anna Stokke with tips for parents to help kids memorize times tables. Marc Lapointe from Stuff for Parents with an excellent video: Discovery Math: The Mottled Fallout of a Shiny Idea.

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