CONTRIBUTION · 20th November 2011
The UNBC Math Fair is held every two years by our student teachers in the Bachelor of Education program for the primary/elementary level.
The program includes two courses in math education, and this event constitutes part of their assignments. Previous Math Fairs were held in 2007 and 2009 and both received a very favourable response from the community.
Our student teachers designed the stations, working individually, to provide children from the community with valuable learning experiences and enjoyable activities related to math concepts.
The activities are based on problem solving, making connections to existing knowledge, reasoning, communicating one’s ideas, and representing them in creative ways.
The areas of mathematics cover number skills, shapes and space, patterns and relations, statistics and probability – quite an expanded field compared to the old ‘rithmetic and representing the current BC math curriculum for K-7. There will be lots of material to take home as well as door prizes.
The event lasts from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, November 25 at the UNBC campus on 4837 Keith Ave.
All K-7 students and their parents are welcome. As it is a non-instructional Friday we expect a sizeable crowd. Our student teachers will be in attendance to assist the children with their activities.