Integrated Learning in Grade 9 Science, Geography and Math
An inquiry approach was used to assess the sustainability of local communities and the environmental impact of traffic on air quality in these communities. Students then debated the merits the proposed escarpment highway in a town hall setting.
Keyword(s):air quality, debate, inquiry, integrated, sustainability
This collaborative inquiry for Grade 8 teachers focused on increasing student achievement in geometry through cross-curricular learning opportunities and differentiated instruction via real-life application of STEM.
Keyword(s):cross curricular, differentiated instruction, geometry, grade 8, stem
MHF4U: Spiralling in the Vertical Classroom
We designed an activity-based, student-centred course plan for MHF4U for our classrooms with vertical non-permanent surfaces. The lessons and activities do not follow a unit/chapter plan, they spiral through the curriculum.
Keyword(s):activity based learning, mhf4u, spiralling, student centred, vertical classroom
The Mindful Math Project
The Mindful Math Project is an initiative to be led by the math teachers of the Alternative Attendance Programs.
Keyword(s):at-risk, diagnostics, grade 9 applied math, grade 9 locally developed math, grade 9 math
Investigating Apps to Use on the iPad in the Math Classroom
Teachers became acquainted with several math apps available on the iOS platform and developed activities using iPads to enhance teaching and learning in grade 9 and 10 math classes. Teachers focused on the Nearpod, Desmos and Educreations apps.
Keyword(s):apps, desmos, educreations, ipad, nearpod