About the BC Numeracy Network

BC Numeracy Network

We are K-12 educators passionate about and committed to enhancing numeracy pedagogy through teacher professional inquiry in our school districts across the province. With gratitude, we acknowledge Maureen Dockendorf, for being the spark that ignited our work together.

Group members include (left to right): Rhona Soutar (Campbell River), Sandra Ball (Surrey), Susan Robinson (Gulf Islands), Jennifer Carter (Vernon), Jessica Willows (Gulf Islands), Deanna Lightbody (Langley), Laura Lancaster (Sooke), Janice Novakowski (Richmond), Jennifer Barker (Surrey), Debbie Nelson (Comox Valley); not pictured: Vivian Collyer (Sooke)

What is the Balanced Numeracy Project?

Drawing upon the research base for balanced literacy programs and the results from BC's Changing Results for Young Readers project, our goal is to develop a framework to heighten awareness balanced numeracy programs in our province.

Our Balanced Numeracy Project includes:

  • a framework that clearly illustrates the necessary components of balanced numeracy in the classroom
  • an electronic resource accessible to educators throughout BC
  • alignment with the BC Redesigned Curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12
  • a “living resource” with examples of numeracy routines, structures, activities and inquiries contributed by educators at various levels and in many BC contexts
  • support for professional learning that develops increased confidence, understanding, and joy in mathematics education
  • all of the resources on this site reflect our own experiences in BC classrooms


BCNN Outreach Workshops.pdf

Balanced Numeracy Workshops

We are available to provide workshops focused on the question: "How might a framework of balanced numeracy lead to increased capacity and confidence in mathematics teaching, ultimately resulting in deeper learning for our students?"

Contact us at: bcnumeracy@gmail.com for more information and to book a workshop!


BCNN Outreach Network.pdf

Math Inquiry Network

How might a network of educators leading math inquiry programs strengthen our collective work?

We are interested in supporting educators to initiate and run professional development collaborative inquiries of practice focusing on teaching mathematics by sharing resources, offering support and creating a network of educators engaged in this work.

We would like to use this site as a space to share resources, ideas and experiences in the form of a snapshot and story, as well as a discussion forum.

If you would like to learn more about engaging in collaborative teacher inquiry in your district or would like to join our network, please contact us at: bcnumeracy@gmail.com

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