I hope that your school year is off to a fun — if not frantic — start!
This is a great time for teaching — when we get to know our learners and what they’re capable of (mathematically speaking) and when we establish a solid instructional plan for the first term. This is a time of pedagogical hope and possibility!
This is also a time for professional learning — the chance to develop our ability to structure engaging mathematical tasks and rich conversations for and with our students.
If you are interested in adding to your repertoire of instructional strategies in mathematics, I’d strongly encourage you to attend the BCAMT NorthWest Math Conference taking place in Whistler, BC.
It’s a remarkable gathering of mathematical minds — Northwest US and Western Canada’s finest teacher leaders in numeracy will be on hand, presenting their latest and greatest ideas to support rigorous mathematics instruction that addresses the diversity and richness of our classrooms.
Oh — and I’ll be there too… presenting twice on Friday October 19th. :o)
One session for primary: From Subitizing to Place Value: Developing Number Sense in our Youngest Learners From 10:30 to 12:10 pm in the MacDonald B Ballroom in the Fairmont Hotel
One session for intermediate: From Multiplicative Reasoning in Middle School: From Skip Counting to Algebra From 2:45 to 4:25 pm in the MacDonald C Ballroom in the Fairmont.
I will also have a booth at the exhibitor’s hall, where I will have resources for purchase, including my 2 latest resources:
A Year of Good Questions: Open-ended Problems for Grades 5-8
A Year of Good Questions: Open-ended Problems for Grades 2-4
…and featuring some of the finest “salesman” ever. :o)
The exhibitor’s hall will be open Thursday October 18th from 5-7 pm, all day Friday the 19th and until 2 pm on Saturday the 20th.
Please come by and say hello.
I’ll look forward to meeting you there!