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Manitoba parents and teachers: Have your say by giving input to the MB Commission on K-12 Education
Dear WISE Math subscribers and supporters: The province of Manitoba has initiated a new commission on K-12 education in 2019 which will hear presentations from the public and various stakeholders about the state of, and future of, education in our … Continue reading
Attention Ontario residents!
Teresa Murray requests that Ontario residents consider completing the https://fixontariomath.com/ survey. This survey takes about 2 minutes to complete and is confidential. If you have hired a math tutor/ learning centre to teach your child(ren) and/or have had to teach math to your own … Continue reading
Teachers and Parents in Ontario (& elsewhere): Join us at ResearchED Toronto
By now I hope everyone is aware that the first ResearchED conference in Canada is about to take place in Toronto (Nov 10th & 11th). I won’t say much here about the ResearchED movement, which was started in the UK … Continue reading
British Columbia: Upcoming Math Education Forum
Announcement from Tara Houle, coordinator of WISE Math BC: Many thanks for your continued support behind our math initiative. We are having a math forum in partnership with EQSC (Educational Quality Society of Canada) in Richmond, BC, on May 25. … Continue reading
News items from Ontario
Ontario Liberals aim to boost math achievement scores with $60-million investment, Globe and Mail Math, John Mighton on CBC Metro Morning Robyn Urback: Rather than fix its broken curriculum, Ontario will just teach the existing one even more, National Post … Continue reading
Calgary Association of Parents and School Councils to host Math Excellence Forum
SHARING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MATH EXCELLENCE! Thursday, January 28th 7 PM | Tickets $7 Performing Arts Centre Webber Academy | 1515-93 Street SW Great math education is a major topic of interest for Calgary parents. There is much discussion in the … Continue reading
Raising awareness in Manitoba
WISE Math will be working to raise awareness about education issues in Manitoba prior to the Manitoba provincial election. We need a team of volunteers to help behind the scenes. Can you help? Please contact us for more information.
Manitoba Association of Parent Councils hosts parent information forum
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 adds standard algorithms to math curriculum
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.