mathematics

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. It’s a time to increase our awareness and appreciation of both. Why? Mathematics and statistics play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems–internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more. They also play an important role in everyday life – budgeting, calculating interest,… Read more

The Importance of Visual Mathematics – and Fingers

Evidence from new brain research demonstrates the importance of visual engagement, finger perception and finger knowledge to learning mathematics. Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class briefly describes the research and what it means for teaching mathematics to all ages and at all levels. For a fuller understanding of the research, read SEEING… Read more

Math and Social Justice

Tomorrow is World Day of Social Justice. Have you ever thought of math as a social justice issue? In this heart-felt and hard-hitting talk, Dr. Gina Cherkowski talks about how traditional math classes only reach 20% of students thereby creating a population that can only be consumers, not creators. Dr. Cherkowski goes on to talk… Read more

Social Justice Math

Today is the World Day of Social Justice. Here’s a video that describes one way of teaching social justice in the classroom – social justice math: To borrow resources on social justice in education or teaching mathematics, email library@decoda.ca.