Family of Schools' Day of Learning

The Changing Landscape of Teaching Mathematics

Please join us in exploring and investigating how to teach math conceptually, in order to deepen students' understanding and build procedural skill, with a focus on multiplication

"One of the benefits to emphasizing conceptual understanding is that a person is less likely to forget concepts than procedures. If conceptual understanding is gained, then a person can reconstruct a procedure that may have been forgotten. On the other hand, if procedural knowledge is the limit of a person's learning, there is no way to reconstruct a forgotten procedure. Conceptual understanding in mathematics, along with procedural skill, is much more powerful than procedural skill alone."

(J. E. Schwartz, http://www.education.com/reference/article/distinction-conceptual-procedural-math/)



Family of Schools' Math Session for teachers of grades 4-6

Thursday, Nov. 14th 2013 at 9am-2pm

Sir John A. Macdonald Sr. Public School. 250 Centre Street North, Brampton, ON L6V2R4

The session will take place in SJAM's library, and lunch will be included for all participants.
What a great use of OFIP days, to release teachers to come together and discuss and learn about important issues of practice.



Family of Schools' Math Session for teachers of grades 7-10

Thursday, Nov. 21st 2013 at 9am-2pm

Sir John A. Macdonald Sr. Public School. 250 Centre Street North, Brampton, ON L6V2R4

The session will take place in SJAM's library, and lunch will be included for all participants.
How To Make Math Meaningful

Please RSVP to kelly.freitas @peelsb.com, asap

Let us know the number of participants you will be sending and on which date.