The Power of Math Talks

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Tammy Leslie
Date:November 17, 2021
Time:3:30 pm to 4:45 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-MA-097
Focus: Beginner Teachers Instructional Strategies Mathematics & Numeracy

Target Audience

Teachers Grade 1 to 6

Also Recommended For

Instructional Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants

About this Learning Opportunity

Math talks are the perfect start to any math class. This highly effective strategy supports students' ability to be engaged in the mathematical processes. By incorporating math talks into your daily routine, you will improve student learning by increasing your students' ability to reason, communicate and deepen conceptual thinking.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator


Tammy Leslie has been an educator for over 30 years. She spent 23 years teaching in Grades 1 through 6 and the past 8 years as an Elementary Math Consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools. As a consultant, Tammy had multiple opportunities to work with many individuals both within and outside the division; including consultants, administrators, teachers and students to provide ongoing support and guidance in developing and deepening best math practices in inclusive communities. 

Tammy is passionate about math and numeracy. Her goal, as a Learning Facilitator with ERLC,  is to support educators in their continued efforts to understand and address the need for impactful strategies in math and numeracy. She believes in a collaborative approach model with teachers as leaders, where we can work ON practice, IN practice. She aims to co-construct meaningful professional learning to guide instruction and maximize student learning.