Nov 29

OISE MA Students present a mini math conference

The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study hosted an inspiring mathematics inquiry conference today as OISE’s second year Master of Arts Child Study and Education (MA CSE) teacher candidates presented their final Mathematics Inquiry Projects at a math mini-conference. Teachers, principals, professors and fellow students took part in 20-minute interactive math workshops based on the MA teacher candidates’ inquiry work. This was the culminating assignment in the math course, led by Julie Comay.

Read the teacher handouts on our Exploring Math Concepts through an Inquiry Lens page.

This assignment modeled an inquiry-based approach, providing an opportunity for students to develop expertise in an area of interest to them and to make an authentic contribution to math education and professional development for practicing teachers.

We truly appreciate and thank all everyone who took the time to attend this conference and for providing teacher candidates with an authentic audience. Finally, a very special thank you to OISE’s second year MA CSE teacher candidates who worked tirelessly researching, developing content knowledge, and designing such stellar interactive workshops to share their knowledge on a variety of topics (listed below).

Topics explored at our event

  • A Continuum in Math Instruction
  • Engaging Girls in Spatial Play Through Storytelling
  • Environmental Issues and Mathematics
  • Kolams!
  • Maps and Spatial Thinking
  • Teaching Math to Second Language Learners
  • Teaching Math to Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Creating Equity in the Math Classroom
  • Math Anxiety
  • Narrative and Math in the Junior Grades: A Snapshot of an Integrated Unit
  • Number Sense and Numeration with the Abacus
  • Place Value: Teaching for Understanding
  • Tackling Word Problems
  • Taking Math Outdoors: Planning, Creating, and Executing Math Trails

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