Talk 43: Nurturing Joy in Mathematics Classrooms
Description: Creating opportunities to foster rich discourse, collaborative discovery, and deep thinking involves intentional planning by classroom teachers. Ensuring there are moments of fun, play, and joy in our mathematical spaces also requires essential design. Through experiencing tasks and games, learn key elements that help you cultivate and nurture meaningful and joyful learning opportunities for your own classroom context.
Live Webinar: OAME members only Dec 14th, 2022, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Talk 42: Exploring the Relationship between Mathematical Knowledge and Political Knowledge through Critical Mathematical Literacy
Dr. Andrew Allen
Description: In this workshop, we will explore the teaching and learning of mathematics using a social justice lens and ways of connecting Math with students’ cultural and community histories. Math has the power to help us understand and potentially change the world. We want our students to not only understand the mathematics, but also to understand the mathematics of political knowledge, understand the politics of mathematical knowledge and understand the politics of knowledge.
Live Webinar: OAME members only Nov 9th, 2022, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast notes: Recorded Oct 2022. Andrew is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor. He Tweets at @DrAndrewAllen. Listen above, or subscribe or download this podcast direct from iTunes or Google Play
Talk 41: Assessing Mathematical Thinking: Who, What, When and How?
Description: You have, or wish, to put thinking is at the core of math learning for your students. After all, you know that your students can’t construct rich understandings, make meaningful connections, strategically manage problems, and communicate clearly and concisely in math in the absence of thinking, or should I say good thinking. But how can you tell how well your students have learned to think mathematically? How can you help each of your students grow the quality of their thinking in a way that meets their individual learning needs? Come explore a few key assessment practices that will begin to answer these questions for you. Reference will be made to key ideas found in the resource: Assessing Mathematical Thinking: A focus on reasoning competencies (available for purchase) where additional support materials can be found.
Live Webinar: OAME members only Oct 12th, 2022, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Podcast notes: Recorded Sept 2022. Laura is the math consultant for The Critical Thinking Consortium and co founder of Flourish Co. She Tweets at @LauraGiniNewman Listen above, or subscribe or download this podcast direct from iTunes or Google Play
Talk 40: Coding in the Classroom Sept 2022
Siri Krogh Nordby
Description: This is the latest companion podcast to the new Coding in the Classroom column of the OAME Gazette. It’s produced by Iain Brodie and Beyza Sezer and this month they interview Siri Krogh Nordby (a former secondary teacher, currently she is a second-year Ph.D. student). OAME members can see the full column in the Sept. 2022 issue of the Gazette
Podcast Notes: Recorded Summer 2022. Iain has been an elementary school educator for 28 years, and is now into a second career, teaching in-service and preservice teachers. He teaches face-to-face at Ontario Tech University and virtually at Western University. He Tweets at @IainBro. Beyza is a former teacher and long-term researcher. She is currently a graduate student in education at Western University, and her research focus is the integration of computational thinking into mathematics education. Both are editors of the Math+Code ‘Zine. Siri Krogh Nordby is a former secondary teacher who is currently a second-year Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Education and International Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University.
Talk 39: Mathematizing Student Thinking: Broadening Our Perspective on Problem Solving
Description: As we explore mathematics from the perspective of cultural relevance, it is imperative that we support students in moving beyond problem solving towards mathematical modelling. Far too often, students are engaged in defined problems that require them to apply Polya's four stages of problem solving. Mathematizing Student Thinking is about supporting teachers in assigning ill-defined problems that require students to engage in mathematical modelling. In this session, I will highlight the importance of ill-defined problems and such problems require students to broaden their approach to problem solving to include mathematical modelling. It is about supporting students in becoming confident and capable math learners who can mathematize a situation and solve real-world problems.
Live Webinar: Open to all Sept 14th, 2022, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)
Coming Soon - Talk 44: Itching to Code in Grade 9
OAME 2021 Session Description: With the introduction of coding to the new Grade 9 course, I have been using Scratch to help teach some of the overall expectations within this course. Join me as I share these Coding Challenges and what I have learned about how to best implement them in the course. No previous coding experience is necessary.
Live Webinar: OAME members only Jan 11th, 2023, 8PM EST (Register now on MCIS)