Mighty Peace Teacher's Convention
March 9, 2018
Grande Prairie, AB
Veselin was invited to present at the Mighty Peace Teacher's Convention in Grande Prairie, AB.
Title: Math Catcher Program - Hands On and No Fear Mathematics
Abstract: The Math Catcher Outreach program aims to promote mathematics and scholarship in general by encouraging elementary and high school students to recognize how math is used in everyday life and how it forms the basis for many of our daily and long-term decisions. The storytelling, pictures, models, and hands-on activities encourage young people to enjoy math and help dispel myths that math is boring and solely abstract.
The program has a strong Aboriginal component that includes school visits, creation of resources in First Nations languages, math and science workshops for Aboriginal students, and annual month-long academic summer camps for Aboriginal high school students. In this workshop, Math Catchers will talk about each of these activities and share some personal reflections about our experiences working with Aboriginal learners.
In addition, the workshop participants will be engaged in building a mathematical object, solving puzzles, and playing with mathematical toys. An animated film from the Small Number series will be screened.