Sooke Elementary School, Sooke, BC

Thursday, May 8, 2019

The Math Catchers Outreach Program visited the T’Sou-ke territory in Sooke B.C.  Dr. Veselin Jungic, Sasha Tiede, and Lindsay Clifton visited Sooke Elementary School where they had the opportunity to visit with 4 classrooms from kindergarten to grade 5. With the younger grades we watched a math movie that Dr. Jungic created with a former student of his and did some math puzzles.  The movie was about the creation of a totem pole.  The students loved the movie and the questions that came from the movie.  One of the questions was how many animils on the totem pole? and how many legs were there? which made the students think about which animals had 0 legs and how many animals had two or four legs.  With the intermediate grades we solved math puzzles and did mobius strips.  Every student was amazed by the mobius strips because when they cut the mobius strip in half they got one loop instead of two pieces of paper.  Every student seemed to enjoy doing the mobius strips.  Hopefully we inspired the students to continue to have fun in math.  It was magnificent to meet all the teachers and students of Sooke Elementary School. We would like thank Tess Vally for inviting us to your school in Sooke.  We enjoyed our time in your school.  (LC)