Saturday, February 26, 2011

Math @ Admin Meeting

So much fun to watch our administrators work through a math problem designed by our AISI math team!

The Problem: Using some Peter Liljedahl's ideas, Corry tweeked a math problem for the admin group to tackle.  See the entire problem here.

The Hook: "I have a dilemma that I would like you to help me solve. I LOVE red wine and like to drink a bottle each night."

Random Groupings: Using SMART's random group generators, all admin and central office staff were put into groups and set loose on the windows to work on the problem.

The Answer: I don't think we ever got one answer, but there was lots of discussions, assumptions, arguing and laughter.  Email Corry if you want to know for sure.

Peter Liljedahl is presenting at Mighty Peace Teacher's Convention, you will not want to miss!

Sessions include: all sessions in CP202 in GP Comp High School
  • Numeracy Tasks (K-3) Session E - Fri 9-10:15 and Session G 12:10 - 1:25
  • Numeracy Tasks (4-6) Session F - 10:35 - 11:50 and Session H - 1:45-3
  • Numeracy Tasks (7-9), Session A - Thur 9-10:15
  • Numeracy Tasks (10-12), Session B - Thur 10:35 - 11:50
  • Assessment for a new Mathematics (7-9), Session C, Thur 12:10 - 1:25
  • Assessment for a new Mathematics  (10-12), Session D, Thur 1:45- 3



  1. Now we need to get teachers doing the same thing with students.

  2. Peter Liljedahl will also be providing information about Simon Fraser's MEd Numeracy program, which I believe they hope to offer in Calgary if there are enough participants from AB. Information sessions will be on Thursday and Friday of Convention at 3pm in room CP 202