BCAMT Listens - November 2, 2023

BCAMT Listens Fall 2023

**NEW DATE**
Wednesday, November 2, 2023 - 4:30pm

Join hosts Jess Kyle, Kevin Dent, and Darcy House on November 2nd from 4:30 – 5:30 pm for  BCAMT Listens event in conversation around the ideas shared by Peter Liljedhal from the Think, Thank, Thunk podcast “Ch 14 – How We Grade “.

“They discuss the big question most teachers have about Thinking Classrooms: how do we grade our students? By utilizing the navigation instruments as grading tools, they share how teachers can shift from a points-gathering paradigm towards a data-gathering paradigm and better reflect the achievement of learners in a Thinking Classroom. A large portion of this episode discusses questions addressed in the FAQ and builds on Maegan and Kyle’s classroom experience.

Sign up through this form: https://forms.gle/69Y6EmtCnAduoS35A

A Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting. 

BCAMT Listens Fall 2023

**NEW DATE**
Wednesday, November 2, 2023 - 4:30pm

Join hosts Jess Kyle, Kevin Dent, and Darcy House on November 2nd from 4:30 – 5:30 pm for  BCAMT Listens event in conversation around the ideas shared by Peter Liljedhal from the Think, Thank, Thunk podcast “Ch 14 – How We Grade “.

“They discuss the big question most teachers have about Thinking Classrooms: how do we grade our students? By utilizing the navigation instruments as grading tools, they share how teachers can shift from a points-gathering paradigm towards a data-gathering paradigm and better reflect the achievement of learners in a Thinking Classroom. A large portion of this episode discusses questions addressed in the FAQ and builds on Maegan and Kyle’s classroom experience.

Sign up through this form: https://forms.gle/69Y6EmtCnAduoS35A

A Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting. 

BCAMT Listens - November 2, 2023
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Reimagining Fractions Webinar Series

Session 1: Core Fraction Concepts and Progressions
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 3:30–4:30 pm

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OCTOBER 24 - 26, 2024
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Deadline for Speaker Application is March 31, 2024

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Explore Fractions

Reimagining Fractions Webinar Series

Session 1: Core Fraction Concepts and Progressions Wednesday, March 6 3:30–4:30 pm via Zoom

Join Jen Carter and Sue Robinson, executive members of the BCAMT, for an exploration of the progression of fraction concepts across grades 3 to 9. We believe that fractions should be taught through a visual approach to help students develop a strong conceptual understanding. The three sessions will engage teachers in hands-on activities and visual provocations that uncover student thinking and common misconceptions. We will explore multiple representations of fractions and teacher moves that encourage students to justify their reasoning and strategize their approaches to working with fractions. Come and discover a love of fractions in this interactive session! 

Session 2: Modelling Fractions 

Wednesday, April 10, 3:30–4:30 pm via Zoom

Session 3: Assessment of Fraction Understanding through Tasks

Wednesday, May 8, 3:30–4:30 via Zoom

Please register ahead of time so that we can email you a Zoom link ahead of each meeting: 

Fractions Webinar Registration Form

Northwest Mathematics Conference 2024

Thursday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
Whistler, BC

The Northwest Conference returns to Whistler in 2024.

Introducing our keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Francis Su, Opening Keynote
  • Howie Hua, Saturday Breakfast Keynote
  • Dr. Cynthia Nicol, Dr. Jo-ann Archibald and the Indigenous Mathematics Network, Closing Keynote Panel

Some of our featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Peter Liljedahl (Building Thinking Classrooms)
  • Dr. Marian Small (Building Understanding)
  • David Poras (Polypad / Mathigon and Desmos)
  • Molly Daley (Public Math)
  • Annette Rouleau (JRMF)

Speakers from across North America and interactive math and social events makes this conference a favorite among attendees!

Deadline for Speaker Application is March 31, 2024

Illuminate!

Noticing, Naming and Nurturing Competencies in Numeracy

Friday, February 16, 2024 > 8:30am - 2:30pm

Join the BCAMT and the Interior Numeracy Network for a day of professional development at Clarence Fulton Secondary School (2301 Fulton Road) in Vernon.

More details and information about registration will be posted here soon!

BCAMT - Interior Conference
BCAMT - Interior Conference

Illuminate!

Noticing, Naming and Nurturing Competencies in Numeracy

Friday, February 16, 2024 > 8:30am - 2:30pm

Join the BCAMT and the Interior Numeracy Network for a day of professional development at Clarence Fulton Secondary School (2301 Fulton Road) in Vernon.

More details and information about registration will be posted here soon!

BCAMT Listens

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join hosts Jess Kyle, Kevin Dent, and Darcy House on February 22nd from 4:30 – 5:30 pm for BCAMT Listens event in conversation around the ideas shared by Vanessa Vakharia from the Math Therapy podcast “Mathers gonna math w/ Deborah Peart“.

“You know how readers read and writers write?  Well one day Deborah Peart decided that math should also be a verb, so she created the Mather movement.  She and Vanessa discuss the difference between a “mather” and a “mathematician”, how numeracy and literacy are basically the same thing, and how bringing a mindfulness approach to her classrooms led to her being known by her students simply as “Peace Lady”.  Shake up your glitter jar (yep, that’s a thing) and settle in for this hilarious and uplifting ep!”

To register, please visit https://bcamt.ca/listens. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting.

BCAMT Reads Fall 2023

**NEW DATE**
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 7:00pm

Join hosts Sean Chorney and Susan Robinson for a virtual discussion of Anne Watson’s book, Raising Achievement in Secondary Mathematics.

Anne Watson presents a provocative perspective in her book and argues, for example, that simplifying mathematical questions for previously low achieving students runs counter to the learning of mathematics. She provides empirical evidence and strong argumentation of how mathematics can be taught more equitably and authentically and provides suggestions as to how to support previously low achieving students.”

Sign up through this form: https://forms.gle/SYLZ21jZNsHyCv4f9 

A Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting. 

There are lots of secondhand copies of this book available online through Abebooks (if you want to avoid Amazon).

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Northwest Mathematics Conference 2024

Thursday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
Whistler, BC

The Northwest Conference returns to Whistler in 2024. We will have more information soon!

  • Vector

    Vector is the flagship journal of the BCAMT with a history dating back to 1962. The articles published in Vector are written by teachers, mathematics education researchers, and mathematicians.

  • Join

    The BCAMT listserv is an excellent way to get the latest developments first hand and also provide yourself with an arena to be heard. The listserv connects math teachers who are ready and willing to share advice and expertise.

  • Questions?

    Here you will find official BCAMT publications that outline our beliefs for mathematics education. Selecting the images or links will open documents in a new browser tab.

  • Reads

    The BCAMT supports members by hosting virtual gatherings to discuss books related to mathematics and/or education. The BCAMT also recommends interesting titles and provides helpful tips if you and your colleagues are looking to launch a book club at your school or in your district.

  • Webinars

    Here you will find links to various online professional development series that the BCAMT has offered. Each professional development series consists of multiple sessions, with recordings and slides / notes / supporting information available where applicable.

  • Resources

    A collection of resources recommended by BCAMT Executive members to help your mathematics programs reflect the themes in the curriculum.