Category: stations

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 …

Relation Stations

This semester I desperately wanted to improve how I taught linear relations to Grade 9 students. I had tried some interesting activities in the past, but lost patience and ended up drilling them with notation and algorithms. I wanted to find a way to show the students that equations were just explanations of patterns. I …

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 …