Focus on Math

Helping children become mathematicians!

Math Camp 2013 June 24, 2013

Screen shot 2013-06-24 at 8.41.19 AM You won’t want to miss Math Camp this year, happening at the end of August here in Fort St John. The theme for each of the two days is “Building Number Sense” –something we can recognize when a student has it (or does NOT have it). However, we don’t always think about it consciously or deliberately plan for helping students build such an important commodity.

At Math Camp we will be focusing on activities that are quick but powerful, and that offer students opportunities to make connections between mathematical ideas and build their own number sense.

Email me if you have questions. I hope to see you there!
Mathematically yours,


Summer Math Fun for Families or Play Groups! June 21, 2013

Screen shot 2013-06-21 at 11.11.21 AM Parents, if you are interested in some math fun that encourages some great learning, you will want to check out this site– Moebius Noodles: Math Adventures. It is all about problem solving for the young, the very young, and the young at heart! There will be 10 lessons that the Moebius group will present during July for parents to try with their kids of any age (and adapt as needed), with a chance to connect with the Moebius group via computer. The Math Adventures would even be a great project for a play group or math club!

The main course activities will happen July 7th through July 28th. The organizers say you should expect to spend about two hours a week on course-related fun. The results of all the participants will be combined to produce an open-licence book about mathematics education.

Information about the project as well as copies of the previous book (in either pdf format or paperback) can be found on the main page for Moebius Noodles.

If you want to formally participate in the group, you need to sign up soon (they request that you sign up and complete prep tasks by July 7, 2013).

It sounds like a great opportunity to me! What’s not to love about more math!!!
Mathematically yours,


Encouragement: a must-watch video June 18, 2013

Filed under: General Math — Focus on Math @ 9:14 pm

Well, since this blog is titled “Focus on Math” it stands to reason that the posts will be on the topic of mathematics. But I am going to deviate from that theme this once because I have always seen myself as an encourager, and I LOVED this video! But wait — maybe there is a math connection after all.

Maybe that connection is in encouraging us all to touch the lives of the children and students in our lives in a special way; to actually work toward the goal of all kids (and adults??) actually understanding mathematics.

Whatever your dream, whatever your goal, press on toward it! I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did.

Mathematically yours,