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The Button Problem (A Glimpse into our Approach to Discipline-Based Inquiry in Math)

Deirdre Bailey with Jocelyn Monteith The Alberta Math Curriculum is extensive, and for the sake of organization and accessibility it is structured in a very linear, segmented format. Considering how we might connect key skills and concepts with the broader discipline of mathematics in ways that engage diverse groups of learners and breathe life into the … Continue reading

Trial and Error in Mathematics – “Walking the squares”

Jocelyn Monteith and I decided to start this school year in Mathematics 7 focusing specifically on the development of Mathematical Habits of Mind. According to mathematicians and educational researchers Levasseur and Cuoco (2006), it’s the mathematical habits of mind, or modes of thought, that enable us to reason about the world from a quantitative and spatial perspective, … Continue reading

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