9 Math Manipulatives used by Lab School Teachers Teachers from the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study share which math manipulative has become a go-to resource. Multilink Cubes Let... read more →

Math Manipulatives: How do they aid student learning? With insight from practicing teachers, Dr. Julie Comay explores how math manipulatives — both physical and virtual — may help and hinder mathematical development... read more →

Rethinking Early Years Math Assessment in the First Days of School Assessment: What research says Dr. Julie Comay on balancing assessment and relationship Teacher Insight: Nursery to SK... read more →

Learning basic math facts using playful memorization When the Ontario government rolled out its new math curriculum in 2020, it was touted as a “back-to-basics” approach. “We’re focusing on fundamental... read more →

When schooling quickly transitioned to online platforms last year, The Robertson Program was forced to reconceptualize how we would continue to engage educators and children in math and science education. Historically, we... read more →

While working with educators to develop new ways to teach spatial reasoning to early years’ students, The Robertson Program met Jane Tom, an educator at Pegamigaabo School in Big Grassy First... read more →

Robertson Program hosts first webinar of its Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Math and Science series In our first-ever webinar, Educator Bryan Bellefeuille shared how he brings Traditional Indigenous Mathematics in... read more →

Former Robertson Program Director Bev Caswell describes how an inclusive Professional Development model leads to the formation of relationships and makes math more accessible When the Robertson Program conducted professional... read more →

In a past blog, we discussed the power of games to promote and reinforce mathematical thinking. As we head into this unusual holiday season a year later, it seems a good... read more →

Problems that arise in the real-world allow for meaningful classroom discussions about social issues. Currently in Nova Scotia, there is an ongoing debate between Mi’kmaw and non-Indigenous fishers about the rules around when lobsters can be harvested. A... read more →