Ron Lancaster

Connecting Mathematics to the World Around Us

EARCOS Weekend Workshop November 3-4, 2018

Ron Lancaster is an Associate Professor (Teaching Stream) at the University of Toronto where he teaches mathematics courses for pre-service middle and high school teachers. He has over 20 years of experience teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Ron's professional activities include consultations and conference presentations in North America, Asia, England, the Middle East, Africa, India and Europe. Ron is an author for the NCTM (The Mathematical Lens) and member of the Advisory Board for the Museum of Mathematics in New York City.

Ron has been a presenter at hundreds of conferences, including the highly-regarded Phillips Exeter Academy Mathematics and Technology Conference for 30 years in a row; 57 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual and Regional Conferences; 36 consecutive Ontario Association for Mathematics Education Annual Conferences; 8 East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools Conferences and 3 National Conferences on Graphing Calculators in Malaysia.

Ron has been a National Instructor for Texas Instruments since 1994 and has conducted week-long and day-long workshops throughout the US and Canada on graphing calculators, motion detectors and scientific probes.

Ron sees mathematics everywhere and never leaves home without his pair of math glasses and camera so that he is always ready to snap photos of numbers, patterns, shapes, solids, curves and shadows. Throughout his career Ron has made connections between the mathematics curriculum and daily life in an effort to help students appreciate and enjoy mathematics.

Ron is well known for his expertise in designing Math Trails. Ron has created these math paths in many locations around the world including Singapore, where over 7000 students and hundreds of teachers have enjoyed his walks in Suntec City, Fort Canning Park and the NUS Art Museum. Ron has developed Math Trails for Math for America, the Avenues School and the Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan at MoMA, Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island, Bronx Zoo, Madison Square Park, NYU, Columbia University and the High Line.

He is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education awarded by the Fields Institute.


Schedule for Nov. 3, 2018: Target Audience K-5

Time: 7:30 AM to Noon


Schedule for Nov. 4, 2018: Target Audience G6-12

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Saturday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Sunday

Please click on the schedule links to see the specifics of each day, paying close attention to the intended target audience so that educators can hold relevant conversations respective to the grade levels they teach. Please note that of course ES teachers are invited to the secondary sessions and secondary teachers also to the ES session! However, the rationale behind planning in such a format was to not deter conversations from the target audience's grade-level inquiries and discussions. We simply ask that you be respectful of that intentionality.

Once you have reviewed the links above in detail, please fill out the registration form below and contact the KIS Principal of Teaching and Learning, Liz Cho, with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hosting you at KIS!

(**KIS folks, your internal registration form is here as below is for outside attendees only. )