Barriere Secondary School, Barriere, BC


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Math Catchers Outreach Program visited the Secwepemc territory in Barriere B.C.  Dr. Veselin Jungic and Lindsay Clifton went to Barrieire Secondary School where we visited the grade 8 and 9 joint class.  We had just over an hour in this class and we had the opportunity to build hexastixs with the students.  It amazes me that the students have so much self-doubt when it comes to building hexastixs but the joy in their faces when they finish their hexastixs is remarkable. The process of building hexasticks is somewhat difficult but do able.  The students found out that Hexastixs are easier to make then they first thought. The students enjoyed making hexastixs and love it more when they found out they could take them home and show their families.  Hopefully we inspired the students to see math in a different way, math is not just numbers.  It was wonderful meeting all the teachers and students of Barrieire Secondary School. We would like to thank Mike Bowden for inviting us to visit your school. We had an amazing time in your school.