## How do I encourage my students to make meaning of numeracy in the world?

*"Embedding the problem-solving information within a real-world context helps students activate their conceptual knowledge when presented with a real-life problem-solving situation (Gagne, Yerkovich, & Yerkovich, 1993) and improves student motivation, participation, and generalization (Polloway & Patton, 2001)." (Sliva, Teaching Inclusive Mathematics to Special Learners K-6, 2004)*

## Considerations:

- ensure students have opportunities to make relevant, contextual, and authentic connections
- design interdisciplinary tasks and investigations
- be mindful of culture, community, and place
- build on students’ background knowledge

## Resources:

## Numeracy in the World: Conrad Wolfram

Learning by rote is not the answer – unlocking the creative power of problem-solving is what will enthuse British schoolchildren and make them world-class, argues mathematician **Conrad Wolfram**

## Number Sense

2017: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?

## Where do you see mathematics?

Be on the look out for math in the world around you, and take photos. Check out three summers of math photos:

#lines in Steveston

#lines on Salt Spring Island