PARENTING WORKSHOP: Math Education Ain’t What it Used to Be

Thursday November 23rd, 2017
6:30-7:30pm in the Senior Gym

Trevor Brown – math professor, author, and former Math Consultant for the TDSB – is coming to Runnymede PS for an informative, interactive, and fun-filled evening of math! The workshop is the first in our two-part Math Education Speaker Series: Learning Mathematics in an Ever-Changing World.

Mr. Brown is a sought-after presenter who is well-versed in the Ministry of Education’s Renewed Math Strategy.

What to expect:

  • Find out about the paradigm shift in how math is being taught today vs. in the past
  • Learn about the math manipulatives being used in Grades 1 and 2: the Ten Frame and the Rekenrek (similar to an abacus)
  • Leave with a math manipulative kit to use at home – and you can buy an extra kit for $2.50

Note: This workshop will be geared towards the parents of Primary (Grade 1-3) students, but all are welcome to attend.

Funding has been generously provided by a PRO (Parents Reaching Out) Grant.

The Parent Council meeting will follow in the gym at 7:30.

Every family that pre-registers will go home with a free math manipulative.