Category: estimation

TDC Math Fair 2016: A Summary

Background: On June 15th, my Grade 9 class and I hosted our second annual math fair. What started out as a small idea has grown into a capstone eventĀ of their semester. This year, we had 330 elementary school students visit our buildingĀ to take part in the fair’s activities. Several people (following the hashtag #TDCMathFair2016) commented …

Stations in High School Math

One of the coolest experiences in my university training was the opportunity to invite a kindergarten class into our mathematics methods class for a mathematical field trip. Our class was divided into groups of three or four and were given the task of designing a mathematical activity that the students would try. The afternoon was …

Merit to Mathematics Labs

There is widespread turmoil among teachers and students when it comes to the practicality of mathematics. School mathematics, at the middle and high school levels, has moved out of the elementary niche of rudimentary skills, but has yet to make it into the realm of complexity necessary to apply it back into the world. Our …