## Data Analysis Reflection

Accurately assessing number sense in elementary age students is essential for future mathematical success. Without strong number sense students will be unable to participate in rich mathematical problem solving and discussion. The development and implementation of a British Columbia curriculum based number sense assessment referenced to the First Steps in Mathematics program and the Learning…

## Final Logic Model

While I received minimal feedback on my initial post I lucked out in seeing two responses to my draft right as I was logging on to post my good copy. Throughout the process, I was able to gather ideas and suggestions by reading through my peers’ posts and the comments on them. I found the…

## Studying the Problem of Practice

Background Information Langley Fundamental Elementary School (LFES) is a large suburban elementary school serving students from kindergarten through grade five in the Langley School District in British Columbia. LFES is home to 22 division and 550 students with a diverse population including students with exceptionalities, English Language Learners and indigenous students. Based on conversations in…

## Preparing Questions for Professional Inquiry

Rationale My school has seen an increase in the number of students who are not yet meeting grade level expectations for numeracy on both the District Numeracy Assessment in grade 3 and the Foundation Skills Assessment in grade 4. Over all our percentage of students who are fully meeting or exceeding expectations is inconsistent. There…

## Theory of Action for Increased Number Sense

Please see the attached document for my theory of action working towards the goal of increasing number sense in my K-5 school. Is there something that you could see working in your school or classroom? What would you find difficult to implement? What would you not want to be part of?

## SNAP Math Rubric

The SNAP Math assessment created by the Chilliwack school district provides a framework for assessing discrete math concepts and includes a one-page number sense assessment for each grade level with an accompanying overarching rubric for assessing in k-7. The rubric provides a good framework that is tied to the BC provincial performance standards in math…

## Planning a Number Sense Assessment

“WE ARE SURROUNDED by numbers. Etched on credit cards or engraved on coins, printed on pay checks or aligned on computerized spread sheets, numbers rule our lives. Indeed, they lie at the heart of our technology. Without numbers, we could not send rockets roaming the solar system, nor could we build bridges, exchange goods, or…

## Why Math

Over the past couple years, I have often been asked by people in my personal life or my school, “why math?” I don’t have a definitive single defining moment answer but can draw on inspiration from many places. The first being I like patterns and when things happen in a predictable way. However, I credit…

## Three Act Math Tasks

Over the past two school years I have been working towards fully implementing the Building Thinking Classrooms approach to teaching math. I’ve found that this has also led to me looking for a much wider library of rich math tasks. Changing my approach to teaching math has really opened my eyes to what is possible…