I recently had the opportunity to attend the Numeracy & Beyond Parent Conference hosted by Peel District School Board. It was a day for parents to come together and learn about how math is being taught and how to help their children develop their math skills. Being a first time parent with no involvement in the school system since I was a student, I was surprised by how much the approach to teaching math has changed. I can’t speak for other school boards but PDSB is three years into their Engage Math program. It’s a new method that gets kids thinking about math in new ways.
There was so much information to take in but I want to take some time to share with you some of the main takeaways I gathered from the speakers and workshop facilitators shared.