MAP Initiative Annoucement

June 28, 2018

MAP – School District 60 Numeracy Initiative

School district staff have been working over the 2017-2018 school year to examine a sustainable numeracy initiative that will support teachers and students in School District 60. Based on feedback from teachers, principals, school and district assessments, we have developed a math assessment & practice tool to support teachers and students in numeracy instruction and learning. We are pleased to announce, with support of the Board of Education, SD60 will undertake a new Math Assessment & Practice (MAP) Initiative starting next year.

The establishment of the MAP initiative will span one to three years. We expect the MAP to become a sustainable classroom tool to support numeracy for years to come. The MAP will provide teachers with a quick numeracy assessment that demonstrates level of understanding and provides teachers feedback for their instructional practice. Inservice training and resources will support teachers with a friendly assessment tool that can be used frequently with students to support teaching and learning.

The MAP Initiative will:

  • Support teachers with their instructional practice
  • Expand teacher understanding and comfort with new numeracy curriculum
  • Provide an accessible tool for student practice
  • Provide teachers with “What next?” teaching strategies guided by assessment results
  • Include Inservice Training for teachers in Grades 4-10
  • Provide Collaborative opportunities around numeracy
  • Support schools with purchasing numeracy resources including manipulatives
  • Provide an excellent Number Sense teaching tool
  • Have future resources available at www.prn.bc.ca/math/

We’d like to thank everyone, including local and provincial partners, that have been involved in this exciting new endeavour and we look forward to working with our schools and teachers. More details will be shared in the Fall of 2018.

Jarrod Bell – Director of Instruction
Charmaine Chretien – District Principal Curriculum & Assessment

 

Merry Christmas

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very restful break. May you have a restful time and enjoy it with friends and family.

 

To celebrate I thought I would share with you the Symetrees that I found on the walls of Ecole Central and my very own Geometree on my door at Learning Services.

Welcome!

This is the inaugural post of the Math blog!  I am Barb Wagner, Numeracy Support teacher for the School District.  I have taught for a long time in this district and now get to share my math passions with more people.

I thought I would start off with a definition of Numeracy because all our conversations will be centered around numeracy and how to help our students become more numerate.

BC defines it as:

Numeracy is the willingness and ability to interpret and apply mathematical understanding to solve problems in complex situations, and the perseverance to analyze and communicate these solutions in ways that are relevant to the given context.