Count Me In!
Count Me In Conference
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto is excited to bring back our one day Count Me In Conference for Math Educators in Ontario! In collaboration with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and sponsored by NSERC, we are offering a free professional online development workshops for K - 12 teachers.
Since 2018, the conference has brought together educators from all grade levels to listen, learn, and collaborate on the topic of math education. The Count Me In conference aims to foster enthusiasm for math teaching and increase comfort by supporting educators in implementing effective instructional strategies and ideas informed by research.
Date: Wednesday August 24th 2022
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Registrations are now open!
Count Me In Program
Count Me In is an educational program designed to address the commonly held misconception that one cannot excel at mathematics because they are "not a math person". This program aims to foster enthusiasm for math in elementary schools in areas across the GTA that are facing economic and social barriers preventing individuals from obtaining good educational outcomes.
This program features 4 weeks of pre-recorded math lessons that draw on topics outside of the Ontario Math Curriculum. The videos are 20 - 30 minutes long and provide students a chance to explore enriching math concepts with University of Toronto educators in the Mathematics Department. The videos are accompanied by an interactive worksheet that allows students to follow along and apply the skills that they have learned in each video. The video will be uploaded at the beginning of each week and will build on from the previous week’s topic. The program is free of cost. Please use the link below to sign up!
February: Math and Art (Four Weeks)
Course Description: Math may be the language of science, but that does not mean we cannot find it at work in art and design. Math is at the core of the beautiful creations of spirolaterals, fractals, golden ratios, and tessellations. Through design, we can investigate the math behind aesthetics—what we find pleasing or beautiful. Let’s put our math skills to the test as we explore the relationship between math and art together!
March: Math and Coding (Four Weeks)
Course Description: It’s not a secret that logic dictates the programs we use on a daily basis, from online games, to maps, to communication apps! Math and coding have a strong and beautiful relationship and students will explore this in depth. We will be exploring different mathematical concepts using the computer programming language, Scratch! Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and is free to download online!
May: Math in Art & Architecture (Four Weeks)
Course Description: Math may be the language of science, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find it at work in art and design. Students will explore topics such as geodesic domes, Islamic patterns, castles, and perspectives. Explore the mathematics of building structurally sound constructions and get started using complex geometric solids to design beautiful buildings. Follow along with the teacher in creating your own mathematical art pieces!
Registrations are now closed
The Count Me In program is generously supported by the NSERC.