“Math is not a spectator sport. It’s not a body of knowledge, it’s not symbols on a page. It’s something you play with, something you do.”
Keith Devlin quoted in the “The Game Believes in You”.
School improvement efforts come alive when Miss Sousa's Grade 1's and Miss Catania's Grade 6's paired up to meet weekly to explore and play math games through the creation of SKT's Math Buddies. The classroom teachers along with Miss Niemiec, our MSAT (Math Special Assignment Teacher) and Ms. Standish (Special Education Resource Teacher) have been meeting to co-plan, share and develop the Math Buddies program. The program is meant to help grade one students solidify their mathematical understanding of concepts taught in the classroom while also allowing the grade six students to demonstrate their leadership and oral mathematical communication skills. Over the next few weeks, the two classes will be meeting to play, explore and do some math "games" once a week. Let the games begin!