# Blog

Read articles related to making math contextual, visual and concrete from K-12

## #Canada150Math Challenge

With the recent raising of The Great Canadian Flag in Windsor, Ontario, the GECDSB is looking to celebrate Canada’s Birthday through math! Are YOU in?

## EQAO Benchmark Tool Added to Knowledgehook Gameshow

The EQAO Benchmark tool was added last week to Knowledgehook Gameshow and it is free for the rest of the 2016-17 school year! Find those gaps & address them

## OAME 2017: The Beauty of Elementary Mathematics

OAME 2017 Speech: The Beauty of Elementary Mathematics. In this talk, I reference the complexity hidden deep within the elementary math curriculum.

## Why Japanese Multiplication Works

Have you ever seen someone share the Japanese multiplication method on social media? Often times, it looks like nothing more than a math trick. It’s not!

## The Four Roles of the Numerate Learner

Read about the author’s work linking critical literacy to critical numeracy and how the work in literacy by Luke and Freebody can be applied to numeracy.

## Making Number Talks Matter

Learn about why Number Talks Matter and access an 8 step routine that can be used to facilitate an effective number talk in your grade 4-10 math classroom.

## Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had

Take a journey through a number of teacher stories about growing as a math teacher and learner, because Zager tells us: “good math teaching begins with us”.

## Counting Principles – Counting and Cardinality

Counting and quantity might seem like a fairly basic concept, but you may be surprised at just how important and complex these principles are for students.

## The Progression of Fractions

Let’s take a journey exploring fractions from a simple definition all the way through four key fraction constructs we use in the K-8 Mathematics Curriculum.

## The Progression of Multiplication

Let’s look at how important arrays and area models are in building our understanding of the standard algorithm and to abstract concepts in secondary math.

## The Progression of Proportional Reasoning From K-9

The underpinnings of proportional reasoning are born when students learn how to count and unitizing. Explore visual representations of this Big Idea.

## Talk Less, Listen More

This year, I intend to speak less and listen more. I hope you’ll join me here as I try to learn this new role – one day at a time.

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