Continuous Improvement Coordinator (Numeracy)
Welcome to the RPS Mathematics website. Teachers are invited to visit the "Elementary" or "High School" link to view information about our new mathematics curricula and classroom resources. We have added a "Parent" link to support parents of elementary students in accessing the content of the math curriculum.
General Mathematics Announcements:
SCMA (Saskatchewan Common Math Assessments) are now available for every outcome from Kindergarten to Grade 9 (French and English). Teachers may access these assessments by going to Blackboard and logging in. Call the Ministry Sector Support Desk at 1-866-933-8333 or e-mail Networkservices@gov.sk.ca if you need help logging in. (March, 2013)
Information about students who are using Kurzweil: Pearson will give students free access to an electronic version of the Math Makes Sense textbook to use with Kurzweil if the student has their own print version of the textbook. See instructions for ordering this resource. (Revised March, 2012)
NEW for 2013: U of R Mathematics Problem Solving Sessions U of R Mathematics Problem Solving Workshop - First Session is Tuesday January 14.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will once again be hosting a series of problem solving sessions aimed at interested students in Grades 7-12. The sessions will be held every 2nd Monday evening, starting on January 14th, from 6-8 PM, in the Riddell Centre room RC 286.
The focus of these sessions is twofold. First and foremost, they are an opportunity for students with an interest in mathematics to meet each other and be exposed to a range of mathematical subjects that would not be covered in the standard high school curriculum. The sessions also contain a strong problem-solving component. Students will work through a variety of mathematical problems in order to better understand specific problem solving strategies and to work toward participation in mathematics competitions such as the University of Waterloo Mathematics Contests or the Saskatchewan Math Challenge.
As always, attendance is free. Each session is an independent unit, so students can come to as few or as many of them as you wish. If you are planning to come to any session, please send us an e-mail in advance so that we know how many copies of problem sets and other work material to bring.
Session dates for the Winter/Spring are January 14th, January 28th, February 11th, February 25th, March 11th, March 25th.
For more information, contact Patrick Maidorn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-4013.
2013 SUM Math Conference The Saskatchewan Mathematics Teacher's Society (SMTS) is hosting the SUM (Saskatchewan Understands Mathematics) conference, being held Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th 2013 at the University of Saskatchewan. This year, we are bringing in two of North America's most prominent voices in mathematics education, Dan Meyer and Marion Small.
- Dan’s work will demonstrate how teachers can reframe the curriculum they currently work with to make it more engaging for students.
- Marian’s work will encourage teachers to think deeply about questioning techniques and how they are differentiating instruction in the classroom.
Until February 15th, we are offering an early bird registration fee of $90. We would like to encourage your school division to take advantage of these rates. After February 15th registration is $125. In addition, any pre-service teachers who are student teaching or interning in your schools can register at any time at a cost of 2 for $90. These rates include lunch and an SMTS membership. To register please visit the SUM 2013 conference page or contact Michelle Naidu at email@example.com,
2013 Saskatchewan Math Challenge - Information for Students and Teachers
The Saskatchewan Math Challenge will be held in Regina this year, the date for the competition is Saturday March 2nd. This competition is aimed at students in Grades 7-10. Students will register in teams of 3-5 and spend the day at the University, competing in the challenge exams and engaging in other fun activities. This is a great opportunity to get out and meet with other students and teachers interested in mathematics from across the province.
Teachers will need to register their students. A chaperone is usually required to accompany the team on the day of the competition. Interested students and parents should talk to a teacher to assist with registration. Students and teachers are also encouraged to get in touch with us at our Problem Solving Sessions, as part of their focus is to prepare students for all manner of mathematics competitions.
For more information on registration and past competitions, visit http://www.smts.ca/math-challenge
2013 University of Waterloo Competitions
Contest registration deadlines for Grades 7-12 are staggered from January to March. For information on the annual mathematics contests at the University of Waterloo, please visit http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html