High School Mathematics Implementation & Distributed Learning

  Math Demonstration Classes on Moodle Explained

On January 26, 2012 the Alberta High School Mathematics Institute, Seeing the World Mathematically, was held across the province, supported by a grant from Alberta Education to the Alberta Regional PD Consortia (ARPDC). The Institute was webcast to over 300 participants from 18 sites across the province including Bonnyville, Brooks, Calgary, Dunmore, Edmonton, Edson, Ft. Macleod, Ft. McMurray. Ft. Vermillion, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, High River, Lac La Biche, Lethbridge, Peace River, Red Deer, and Rockyview.

The webcast of this math institute was recorded and will be available for viewing in the near future.  In the meantime, recordings of the first two math institutes complete with downloadable discussion guides and problem sets can be found at http://www.erlc.ca/resources/filter.php?theme=11&title=Mathematics.

The goal was to assist Alberta teachers with understanding the big ideas and implications for practice in the new Mathematics program of studies in grades 10, 11 and 12 with a focus on the new Math 20 courses. The emphasis was on building student capacity to think mathematically.

Other distributed learning opportunities include mathematics demonstration classes, which can be accessed from the ARPDC Moodle site at http://learning.arpdc.ab.ca/  During this year, ERLC has hosted demonstration classes in Math 10C, 20-1 and 20-2.  The discussion forums in the moodle classes have allowed teachers from across the province to share ideas and work collaboratively.