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First Steps in Mathematics

May 26, 2014
​Over the past year Chinook School Division has provided all kindergarten to grade 8 teachers with 4 days of professional development focused on a program called First Steps in Mathematics. First Steps is a program that was developed through extensive international research originating from Western Australia. The professional development course that...

Our Math Coaches

May 26, 2014
​One of the components of Math Momentum is a math coaching model. A math coach is a teacher that works with the other teachers in Chinook schools to help them with their mathematics instruction. Our coaches have been facilitating workshops on professional development days and providing follow-up coaching to each teacher...

Math Internet Resources for Parents

May 21, 2014
Informational Publications http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html - This is a link to an online book titled Helping Your Child Learn Math. It is American but has some good information and activities specific to a parent helping their child learn math at home. http://education.alberta.ca/media/356481/mathprbk.pdf - Alberta Education parent general information web page math brochure Working...

How Can You Support Your Child

May 21, 2014
Numeracy learning is a shared responsibility. Work with your child to set up a study area in the home that is comfortable and away from too many distractions. Be available to provide help and support if it is needed. If you are unable to help, assist your child in finding someone...

Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction

May 21, 2014
On March 4 the teachers of grade K-8 math were fortunate to have Laney Sammons lead a workshop about Guided Math. Laney Sammons is a teacher and author of the book Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction . In her workshop she outlined the Guided Math framework which is modeled...

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