Exploring Math Concepts through an Inquiry Lens

As part of OISE’s Child Study in Education MA math course, second-year teacher candidates developed expertise in an area of mathematics that was of interest to them. They presented their work at a “mini conference” where practicing teachers and principals had the opportunity to learn about the work they were conducting. The assignment was also an opportunity to authentically contribute to mathematics education.

Please explore the topics below by clicking on the icons to read the handouts created for our “mini conference.”

Financial Literacy Through Exploring Food Consumption
Derek Franco, Aya Jowhar, Natasha Kumar, Aya Zhran

So You Think You Can Math:
Using Dance to Teach Math in Elementary Classrooms
Megan McGuire and Stephanie Phoenix

Getting to the Root of the Problem:
How to Promote Mathematical Learning in Nature
Selena Basile, Levana Ho, Maria Hatzitolios, Wendy Ko

Proofs in Practice:
Going Beyond “Explain Your Work”
Deborah Benhamu and Taisley Isaac

Exploring Cultural Games: Mancala and Ethnomathematics
Jayson Pascoe-Moore, Lauren Rzepecki, Caitlin Young

Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Math Classrooms
Jessika Hannon-Hupe and Melissa Lynn

Integrating Geometry with Art
Taylor Aitken, Yuna Lee, Allie Middlestadt, Amy Silver

Storytelling and Mathematics
Isobel Blakeney, Serena Retson, Jennifer Stevens

Deepening Our Understanding of the Language of Math
Emma Mittermaier and Anne Rennert Sternthal

Math Anxiety in Teachers
Sinthuja Parameswaran and Monica Wang

Climate Change and the Ecological Footprint
Emma Houston, Heather Lenehan, Laura Pearce

Math Games in the Junior Grades
Kara Brownlee, Nicole Pannese, Franca Spagnolo

Teaching Math to Students with Learning Disabilities

Teaching Math to Students with Learning Disabilities

Tackling Word Problems

Tackling Word Problems

Taking Math Outdoors

Taking Math Outdoors

Narrative and Math in the Junior Grades: A Snapshot of an Integrated Unit

Narrative and Math in the Junior Grades:
A Snapshot of an Integrated Unit

 

Maps and Spatial Thinking

Maps and Spatial Thinking

Place Value: Teaching for Understanding

Place Value: Teaching for Understanding

 

Math Anxiety

Math Anxiety

 

Creating Equity in the Math Classroom

Creating Equity in the Math Classroom

Environmental Issues and Mathematics

Environmental Issues and Mathematics

 

Teaching Math to Second Language Learners

Teaching Math to Second Language Learners

Number Sense and Numeration with the Abacus

Number Sense and Numeration with the Abacus  

Kolams!

Kolams!

A Continuum in Math Instruction

A Continuum in Math Instruction

Engaging Girls in Spatial Play Through Storytelling

Engaging Girls in Spatial Play Through Storytelling

Exploring Issues of Social Justice Through Mathematics
by Erica Yu, Delaney Stewart and Taylor Cain

Fractions on the Number Line
by Sarah Cheng, Griffen Daoust, Angelica Harper, Allison Suckonic and Sali Tan

Math in Architecture
by Carly Tunks, Asheka Khan, Jessika Henowick and Madeline So

Islamic Art and Math
by Lindsay Clarke-Andrews, Sama Dudin and Grace Gesualdo

Supporting Students Who Are Behind in Math
by Emma Quarter and Ariella D’Agostino

Growing Mathematical Success by Connecting Math and Nature
by Emily Wang, Marta Raymond and Shannon Hill

Teaching Fractions Through Music
by Stephen Lamb, Mariah Martin and Gillian Smith

Teaching Racialized Students
by Rebekah Beharry and Christine Harris

Hands-On Activities to Teach Multiplication
by Tannaz Javaheri-Poya, Kyara Markle and Sarah Skipwith

Narrowing the Gap: Supporting and Encouraging Females in Mathematics
by Ashling Casey and Rachel Monk

Precebendo, Enfrentando, e Resolvendo:
 The Mathematics Education of Luso-Canadian Students in Toronto
by Christina Brinco and Amanda Santos

Gender Stereotypes in Mathematics
by Miranda Skirrow and Marina Beshay

When Pencils Hit Paper: Mastering Long Division
by Adrienne Rinne

Teaching Math in Elementary Schools through Guided Discovery
by Amanda Cunningham, Zahra Raza and Mayu Takagi

Growth Mindset
by Brittany Fear and Kate Schumacher

Understanding Zero
by Katie Kovacs, Anisha Malik, Sukanya Rastogi and Breanna Wu

Using Number Lines to Support Mental Math
by Stefanie Scaramozzi, Ashley Toste and Genevieve Malcolm

Cross-Curricular Activities to Learn Math: Integrating Math and the Arts
by Michaela Santaguida and Gina Brintnell

Differentiation and Assessment
by Clara Desousa

Math Anxiety

by Kasia Kazanowski

Real World Math
by Fred Ma, Allison McCann, Rachel Petrie and Carley Steiner

Robotics
by Fatima Syeda

Learning Disabilities in Mathematics
by Alana Iannuzziello, Meghan Pereira and Nicole Holland

Teaching Number Sense with an AL Abacus
by Arielle Chan, Montana Kleinman, Natalie Snider and Peter Butler

Supporting Second Language Learners in Math, including Indigenous Languages in Math
by Erin Eastwood and Isabelle Beauvais

Math and Creative Movement
by Meghan Laface, Vanessa Lau, Tory McCracken and Jonelle Whyte