## Learning Buddies ‘Math Fair’

The recent excursion to the Toronto Zoo opened up the importance of measurement to our Grade 4 class. They explored area, perimeter and volume in context and used the teachings of Jane Goodall to help them improve upon the Toronto Zoo’s current enclosures. They then

This week, our PK children practiced threading beads onto very fine fishing line. At first they found it quite challenging: “The hole is so small!” declared Matthew. “It’s hard to fit,” added Sebastian. However, the children demonstrated great perseverance and, soon after, were able to

## The Many Forms of Structure

Our Grade 4 students have been exploring the many forms of  ‘Structure’ through Science, Math, Literacy and Investigative Research.The students have primarily explored the stability and movement of the Skeletal System in order to build their own strong and stable skeletal structures. They have also

## What’s a Dollar Worth?

Our Grade 6 students have been investigating this very question through their number sense inquiry into decimals and fractions.  Through their inquiry, they learned that math is everywhere, even in food!  They recently worked with fractions to convert one of their teacher’s favourite recipes into

## PK’s Use Technology to Practice Math Skills

The PK children have been actively engaged in practicing their math skills using the interactive white board. In these activities, using the interactive pen, the children have worked on recognition, matching, and sequencing of numerals from 1-10. “I will pop two balloons!” said Leo. “Number

## SK’s Explore Fractions

Connecting their prior knowledge of symmetry, our SK students have a good understanding of “whole,” ‘half’ and “equal pieces.”  This week, they have been working on the concept of quarters and thirds. Through the media of paint and play dough, the audio, visual and tactile

## Mind Over Matter

Recently, our Grade 5/6 students tried to solve a puzzle where the letters A-Z = the numbers 1-26. Most students figured out that you must first assign a number to each letter. Then, the sum of the 2 numbers on the right, minus the sum

## Having Fun with Math!

The PK children have been practicing counting, number recognition and one-to-one correspondence. In this activity, the children first placed the numbers 1 to 5 in the correct sequence, and then placed the corresponding number of objects below it. Matthew noticed the increasing pattern, saying “It

## Using the Arts to Explore Mathematics

In collaboration with the Atelierista in Studio, our SK students explored using 2D shapes to create 3D images. 2D shapes such as ovals and rectangles were used to create identity panels. “Making connections between mathematics and other curriculum areas is important in the early grades

## Understanding our Bodies through Spatial Awareness

Spatial Awareness is an organized awareness of our body’s position in space.  It is a concept closely related to Kinesthetic Identification and studies suggest that there are strong links between a well-developed sense of spatial awareness and artistic creativity; as well as success in math.
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