The IRMACS Centre Welcomes Quinson Elementary School from Prince George, B.C.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:00 - 16:00

The IRMACS Centre

The IRMACS Centre Welcomes Quinson Elementary
Thursday, March 19, 2015

10:00-10:10 – Welcome and Introduction
10:10 -11:00 - Overview of the Math Catcher Program
11:00-11:15 - Break
11:15-12:15 - Building Tensegrities  and Hexastix
12:15-1:30 - Lunch
1:30-2:45 - Small Number animated films and related activities
2:45-3:00 - Break
3:00 - 4:00 - Building Mobius strips and origami cubes

 

Moderator: Veselin Jungic

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April 2, 2015

Recently, we attended a full-day workshop with Veselin to learn about the Mathcatcher program. We come from a school with 56% of our students self-identifying as being of Aboriginal ancestry. I found the information presented useful on many levels. The statistics on Aboriginal people in Canada was a great introduction to the reason that this work needs to be done in our schools. I was impressed with the mathematical content within the videos and also the authenticity of the cultural elements. The videos and also the information presented by Dr. Jungic will be used within our school and has transformed our thinking about Math and Aboriginal content. The hands on activities that we were taught and practiced in the workshop, opened us up to possibilities in our own teaching practices.  We are taking the information back to our School District and our team is coming up with a plan on how we are going to present this information to our colleagues and have them use the videos in their own practice.

Leona Prince
Vice Principal
Quinson Elementary School
School District #57

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