Math in the News
Kindergarten to Grade 9
Key Messages and Background Information about Curriculum Redesign, Prototyping and Mathematics (Key Messages & Background Info about Curriculum Redesign & Prototyping &…)
Facts About Mathematics in Alberta for Parents (qa_par_eng)
Here are some additional resources to help overcome the forced dichotomy that the mathematics petition seems to be bringing about.
1. Alberta Education Math Parents’ site:
 http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/math/parents/links.aspx

 How does today’s mathematics classroom differ from what I experienced?
 How can I help my child look forward to math?
 How can technology support the learning of mathematics?
 Why is the focus in my child’s math class on problem solving?
 Why are elementary students studying algebra?
 What does it mean for my child to communicate in math?
 What is “mental mathematics”?
 What is number sense?
 What are manipulatives?
 How can literature support mathematics?
 What are personal strategies and formal algorithms?
2. Myths and Facts about Math from David Martin
3. Some excellent media links:
 City TV – Friday March 14 – http://www.btcalgary.ca/videos/3339490524001/
 CBC radio with David Martin http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/mathteacherdefendsalbertacurriculum1.2501009