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This Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 AM – 12:30 PM Riel School Division, 900 St Mary’s Rd Free event open to all Manitoba parents MAPC has arranged what they assure us will be a balanced discussion of math education in Manitoba and … Continue reading
Alberta Education is to be commended for adding standard algorithms to the Alberta math curriculum. Congratulations to Dr. Nhung Tran Davies and her team and to the mathematicians in Alberta who advocated for this! Link to Nhung Tran-Davies’ petition
Manitoba government: K-8 teachers now required to complete two math courses in university for certification
The Manitoba government announced yesterday that K-8 teachers will be required to complete two math content courses in university to obtain teacher certification. Manitoba Education News Release, September 8, 2015.
Parental help factors in on math success by Anna Stokke
From Tara Houle in Times Colonist: Comment: Failed fads resurface in ‘new’ B.C. curriculum
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
“Discovery learning” is failing our children, by Philip Sullivan, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto.