Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Goals of Mathematics

I was looking at the Introduction to the Manitoba Curriculum in Mathematics recently and found a very interesting explanation of the goals.

Goals for Students
The main goals of mathematics education are to prepare students to:
1. communicate and reason mathematically
2. use mathematics confidently, accurately, and efficiently to solve problems
3. appreciate and value mathematics
4. make connections between mathematical knowledge and skills and their applications
5. commit themselves to lifelong learning
6. become mathematically literate citizens, using mathematics to contribute to society and to think critically about the world

I sometimes wonder if these were as well thought out when I was in primary school. Doubt it.

Shawn Trembath


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Great Escape

Room 4 just completed The Reindeer Games (The Great Escape) in 41 minutes. We had to find clues to solve 6 puzzles. It was troubling, but fun. The class broke into groups to tackle the different puzzles. After opening the final puzzle lock, the class was rewarded with a free movie coupon. Way to go gang! The challenge is out for Room s 3 & 5 to complete the puzzles.
Room 4

Monday, 5 December 2016

Thank you to all the families who were able to make it out for our Triad Conferences. The students were proud to share their learning from our first term. personally, it was great to see many of you again and to even meet some of you for the first time. If you were unable to make it, please feel free to drop in and look around at the amazing things the students of Room 4 are doing this year.

Shawn Trembath