Friday May 8 Files

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Manipulating Mathematical Thinking with Technology (M2T2) - Model Drawing
Successful students can fluently “see” mathematical relationships. During this session, participants will engage in problem solving and use various models of representations, including the Singapore Model Drawing and the open number line model used in Japan. Additionally, we will explore how dynamic technologygenerated representations are easily manipulated to increase students’ ability to identify the relationships between known and unknown quantities in the problems they solve. We will share samples of collaboratively generated problem representations, as a result of the mathematical partnership created among various math classroom communities.
Caroline Rosenbloom
Mirela Ciobanu



EduGAINS: Paying Attention to
Proportional Reasoning
This session unpacks the Paying Attention to
Proportional Reasoning document. This document
can be found on EduGAINS.
Dan Peter
Dwight Stead
Fred Van Elburg
Developing Growth Mindsets by Facilitating Collaborative Inquiry for Teachers
This session will invite participants to gather and try out strategies to facilitate collaborative inquiry for teaching teams, including those looking to nurture growth mindsets with their students. The strategies shared have been very successful when used with teaching teams looking to improve their practice in response to urgent student learning needs. Sign up for this session to learn more about building consensus in goal setting, planning with groups, and strategies to keep the work momentum going, including data collection, analysis, assessment, and reflection. (Some content modified from Collaborative Inquiry for Educators: A Facilitators Guide to School Improvement by Jenni Donohoo.)
Sharon Young
Communicating & Comprehending Mathematics using Assistive Technology strategies
In order to be successful, students need to comprehend and communicate their mathematical thinking and understanding. The focus of this presentation is on a variety of assistive technology strategies which support special education students to comprehend and communicate using Interactive Whiteboard tools (and peripherals) and the use of other software examples (eg. Geometer's Sketchpad) in various ways within the three-part lesson. Through modeled activities and a demonstration of the three-part lesson, participants have opportunities to make connections of ways they can use AT in their Math program in the context of differentiated learning.
Valia Reinsalu
Resource file AT and Math

Developing Growth Mindset Through Number Talks
From the philosophy behind the value of growth mindsets in mathematics classrooms to the practicalities of how to change students' mindsets, this session will explore our board's journey and stories of students, parents, and educators. The power of assessment for learning through the framework of Number Talks in helping students and educators develop growth mindsets in mathematics will be a key component of this workshop.
Ruth Teszeri
Developing Growth Mindset Through Number Talks
Developing Spatial Reasoning to help students mathematically
How is spatial reasoning related to mathematics? This session will explore how spatial reasoning impacts mathematics learning and what teachers need to know to support mathematics with spatial reasoning in their classrooms. This session will include classroom examples from K to Grade 6.
Diane Tepylo

Spatial Reasoning & secondary math
How is spatial reasoning related to mathematics? This session will explore how spatial reasoning impacts mathematics learning and what teachers need to know to support mathematics with spatial reasoning in their classrooms. This session will include classroom examples from Grades 7-12.
Diane Tepylo

Creative Differentiation in the Math Classroom using Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
Our classrooms these days are becoming more diverse with combined grades, ESL, and integrated classrooms, and math problem solving is often the biggest barrier for our students. As an educator, meeting the needs of every individual child is difficult and challenging. GAFE provides many wonderful tools that help educators to face these challenges head-on. Join us in this session as we share our tips and tricks to differentiate teaching and learning in an integrated math classroom using Google Drive, Read and Write Gold, Chrome Extensions and many more.
Sandra Chow & Rhea-Perreira Foyle
F4.25 & 26
Impact through Inquiry: UCDSB Junior Math Study
In recent years, Ontario Educators have been watching students' engagement and achievement in Mathematics decline. As we believe that ALL students can learn Mathematics, and do so well, we have accepted responsibility for the struggles that many of our students experience in Mathematics. As a result of our Program Department's efforts and implementation of several classroom strategies by teachers, our Board has documented and measured spectacular growth in students' abilities to solve math problems in Grade 6 Patterning & Algebra along with improvement in flexible use of number. During this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to engage in collaborative, group study, in the area of Junior Mathematics (i.e., Patterning & Algebra) and reflect upon how this type of experience might apply to their own practice. Participants will then hear about how this type of study has greatly impacted student achievement in the Upper Canada DSB.
Scott Corden, Tracy Armstrong, Nichola Bond, Lorelee Hamilton, Tracey Moffatt, Chris Stewart (@math_inquirer; @flip4change)
Presentation File:

Math Study Webpage:

UCDSB Junior Math Study

(NB-For webpage access, please email for e-invite to create your own log-in)

We have created a password-protected webpage to...

A-offer you access to some videos that capture some of the feedback from participants involved in the Junior Math Study, Upper Canada DSB (UCDSB)

B-provide you with a list of themes that we've explored, through our professional pedagogical learning model, to help improve teaching and learning of mathematics in the Junior Division

C-build an archive where you can access relevant materials for supporting principals, teachers, and students in improving teaching and learning in mathematics
  • Our presentation file, notes, and resources referenced are posted
  • Return to the site, at any time, to review and/or access materials

D-solicit feedback, regarding this session, by completing an on-line survey (below)

E-share feedback, offered up by today's participants, with and for the edification of those involved.


Growth Mindset in MCR 3U (Our TLLP Journey)

Alison Pridham/Gordana Rakonjac
Session F3.08 Friday, May 08 - 11:45 AM Presentation Resources
Session F3.08 Friday, May 08 - 11:45 AM Presentation Resources
OAME MathsJam

Dan Allen & Chad Richard

Great Ideas for Junior Geometry
Christine Corso and Mike Jacobs DCDSB

Uncovering Young Mathematicians' Theories and Thinking
The videos can be found at the following link:
Dianne Riehl, Lynn Strangway


Spiraling in MHF4U at Glebe:
Engaging Math - Activities for gr 7-9 math
David Petro & Gisele Jobin
OAME Ignite
Fun facts about Pi
David Petro
New Ministry Blended Learning Resources for MFM1P
Irene McEvoy

Getting the Best Effort and Performance from your Students
J. Speijer

Financial Literacy in Ontario Schools
Beth Brown

Collaborative Inquiry in Mathematics, Metacognition and Transitions
Nancy Steinhauer, Katharine Piotrowski, Gianna Helling

Fractions Team

Shifting from Feedback to Feed Forward - Supporting Growth Mindsets in Mathematics Through Formative Assessments
Louise Owen, Jamila Monahan, Lisa Boate