Nurturing Joy in Mathematics Classrooms

Creating opportunities to foster rich discourse, collaborative discovery, and deep thinking involves intentional planning by classroom teachers. Ensuring there are moments of fun, play, and joy in our mathematical spaces also requires essential design. Learn and reflect on key elements of task choice and implementation that will help cultivate and nurture meaningful and joyful learning opportunities for your own classroom context.

Target Audience

8-9 & 6-7


Friday 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Room Glacier (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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  • Kirsten Dyck

    Kirsten Dyck seeks to provide rich and engaging mathematical opportunities for her students as a middle years teacher in rural Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 territory. She also supports professional learning and development in her shared role as a Strategic Facilitator for Numeracy across her school division. She is passionate about using math games and rich tasks to encourage both fun and fluency in her classroom. Kirsten and her family enjoy their acreage life near Saskatoon.