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Feature image for the Book-A-Day Give Away. The image includes covers of the five books included in the GiveAway, along with the dates of the contest: Dec 12 - 19, 2022 on Twitter.

Teaching Math Through Story: Book-A-Day Giveaway 2022

For five consecutive days beginning on December 12, 2022, The Robertson Program will give away two story books that inspire mathematical learning. The first book will be given to a Twitter follower who “Quote Tweets” the daily giveaway pos. The second book will be given to a tagged friend.

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7 ways to observe ice and snow with students this winter

Taking children outside to observe nature in winter has its challenges, but colder weather allows curious minds to contemplate the influence of factors like temperature and atmosphere. 7 ideas to engage students in outdoor learning during winter,
adaptable for any type of outdoor environment.

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Symmetry: A foundational concept in STEAM

The drive for symmetry is already apparent in the play of young children, who show growing inclination and ability to create spatially regular and patterned forms with art or construction materials and will often persevere to an astonishing degree to select the precise block needed to maintain the symmetry of a construction.

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KWL-type models may oversimplify the process of coming to know by highlighting information over thinking, as well as failing to credit the mix of wondering, experiencing, thinking, rethinking, feeling, observing and questioning. PLUS, 8 ideas for working with conceptual organizers.

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An image outlining online playful math and mentorship program

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is helping The Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching in Math and Science provide youth from underserved communities an opportunity to gain experience teaching math.

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An image of educator David Osorio reading a book to his Grade 2 Math class. Text overlay reads "Selecting an exceptional book to support mathematical learning + 7 questions for educators to consider.

Deliberately selecting culturally diverse and relevant literature ensures all students have an opportunity see themselves reflected in class material. Plus, 7 self-reflective questions for educators to consider when selecting storybooks to support mathematical learning.

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Feature image for the Book-A-Day Give Away. The image includes covers of the five books included in the GiveAway, along with the dates of the contest: Dec 12 - 19, 2022 on Twitter.

For five consecutive days beginning on December 12, 2022, The Robertson Program will give away two story books that inspire mathematical learning. The first book will be given to a Twitter follower who “Quote Tweets” the daily giveaway pos. The second book will be given to a tagged friend.

Read More »

Taking children outside to observe nature in winter has its challenges, but colder weather allows curious minds to contemplate the influence of factors like temperature and atmosphere. 7 ideas to engage students in outdoor learning during winter,
adaptable for any type of outdoor environment.

Read More »

The drive for symmetry is already apparent in the play of young children, who show growing inclination and ability to create spatially regular and patterned forms with art or construction materials and will often persevere to an astonishing degree to select the precise block needed to maintain the symmetry of a construction.

Read More »