Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Use of Manipulatives in the Elementary Classroom

Mathematical Exploration is: Success, not failure Fun, not fear Excitement, not boredom                           Activity, not passivity                          Playfulness, not regimentation                          Extensions, not limits                          Pattern seeking, not just recognition                          Co-operation, not just competition                          Surprises, not just routines                          Questioning, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Rotraut Susanne Berner (Illustrator), Michael Henry Heim (Translator) The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure Young Robert’s dreams have taken a decided turn for the weird. Instead of falling down holes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HOTS Activity Rubric: Oilers vs Flames

Since sharing and posting my HOTS  (Higher Order Thinking Skill) Activity: Oilers vs Flames a colleague has created a rubric for the students to use to grade themselves.  I am posting Miss Nelson’s rubric for anyone who might be interested.  Enjoy!  HOTS … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Joy is in the Journey when the Route is Mathematical Thinking

Recently at the MCATA conference held in Calgary I had the opportunity to attend a keynote session by Dr. Olive Chapman.  Dr. Chapman is presently Professor of Mathematics Education and Associate Dean in the Division of Teacher Preparation, Faculty of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment