Come hear about Alexa Benson and Sandra Fox's experiences with what they, along with colleagues at Champlain Heights Elementary, term Math Labs. Math Labs is a multi-class, multi-grade math time built collaboratively with classroom, resource, and district teachers. Alexa and Sandra will share their stories about the inspiration for the labs, the impact on student learning and identities as mathematicians, the creative use of resource teacher support, what we've learned, and what is next.
3-5 & 6-7
Alexa is an elementary teacher in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Over the past 7 years, she has taught a variety of students from different backgrounds in private and public settings in Vancouver and Northern BC. Alexa strives to provide universal support for all students and create a classroom environment that inspires students and equips them with the skills to be creative, critical and reflective thinkers, communicative and collaborative, and personally and socially responsible.
Sandra is currently a district curriculum support teacher in Vancouver with a focus on math education and numeracy development. She has twenty years of teaching experience in elementary classrooms, as an orchestra teacher, and as a district teacher. Sandra is currently completing her Master of Education in mathematics education at UBC. She finds fulfillment in bringing engaging, joyful math experiences to students and supporting colleagues in doing the same.