British Columbia Association of Math Teachers: A Provincial Specialist Association of the BC Teachers' Federation


Josh Giesbrecht

The Benchmark of One Half

Where does 5 go?  Show a number line with 0 and 10 and no intervals to investigate concepts of: equality, magnitude, sequencing, number knowledge and reasoning. Materials: number line with 0 and 10 Clothes peg Bus or car “The class… Continue Reading →

EARN IT! by Cinders McLeod

Big Ideas around Earning Money: Objects – and work – have value We can trade money for objects or for work Some things have more value that others We can earn money in different ways We can choose how we… Continue Reading →

A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis

Do you think it’s easier to create shrinking patterns or growing patterns? Why Would you choose pattern blocks or square tiles if you were creating a repeating pattern? Open up questions for inquiry. Marian Small offers lots more suggestions in… Continue Reading →

Counting on Fall – Lizann Flatt

Austin had a bag of 17 acorns. Eight squirrels came up to him. He gave each squirrel an acorn. Then five more squirrels came up to him and he gave away one acorn to each of them. How many more… Continue Reading →

Counting Books

  Seagrass Dreams: A Counting Book by Kathleen M. Hanes Octopuses One to Ten Ellen Jackson & Robin Page Any counting book can be the launch for exploration of the big idea: We can count a collection to find out… Continue Reading →

Jo Boaler February 2018

Jo Boaler Feb 2018 – Registration Closed: Sold out When:  February 23, 2018, 8:30 to 3:00 Where:  Sheraton Airport Vancouver: 7555 Westminster Highway, Richmond BCAMT welcomes Jo Boaler, the world-renowned Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and co-founder of… Continue Reading →

Primary Task – Sisters & Brothers

Based on “Sisters & Brothers” by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Imagine you were born a quadruplet. What does that mean? What would that mean in your family? “Nine-banded armadillos are always born as identical quadruplets – four brothers or… Continue Reading →

Updated Curriculum Drafts

The revised curriculum drafts as of June 2017 for Grade 10-12 Workplace / Apprenticeship, Foundations and Pre-calculus Math courses are now available here.

Weekly Primary Math Task – Nov 13, 2016

Up-and-Down Staircase: One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. 4 blocks make an up-and-down staircase with 2 steps up and 2 steps down. How many blocks would be needed to build… Continue Reading →

Weekly Primary Task – Nov 6, 2016

HUNGRY ANTS 100 Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes Read the story to the students. Ask the students to choose one of the following numbers: 12, 24 or 36. Ask them to imagine that this number of ants is going… Continue Reading →

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