Math + Coding Workshops

From Western University & Western's WORLDiscoveries

By Lisa ANNE Floyd

Lisa loves to share her passion for creative coding and digital making tools with students and teachers at school districts and educational conferences. Lisa has many years of experience teaching math, computer science and experiential learning in the Thames Valley District School Board and also teaches in the Bachelor of Education program at Western University. She is the recipient of the 2019 Descartes Medal for her work on computer science and mathematics.

 

K-8 Math + coding WorkshopS

Based on Book – Coding for Young Mathematicians, 3rd Ed

Workshop Topics

Select any combination of these 1/2-day topics:

  • Plotting Points
  • Probability
  • Patterns
  • Geometric Art

By GEORGE GADANIDIS

George spends many days each year in K-12 classrooms, collaborating with teachers (in Ontario and Brazil) to design and research math experiences that offer students math surprise and conceptual insight, along with modelling-with-code extensions. George has received several teaching and research awards, and speaking invitations in Canada and internationally. He has authored numerous books and research publications, and designed and developed several math-specific coding environments. George has worked with teachers and often with students in the following Ontario school districts: DDSB, HPCDSB, LCDSB, PVNCCDSB, TCDSB, TDSB, TVDSB, WCDSB, Wellington CDSB.

 

K-12 math WorkshopS

Based on George Gadanidis' research in K-12 classrooms, ideas from the books below & the apps at menu above.

A focus on:

  • conceptual understanding through rich math contexts
  • differentiated instruction through low floor / high ceiling activity design
  • student engagement through meaningful learning
  • developing communication skills
  • using technology (such as coding) to better meet curriculum goals
  • valuing teacher knowledge

 

Workshop Topics

Tailored to suit your professional development needs.

 

Book a Workshop

Face-to-face and video conference workshops.

To book, send an email to workshops@mathsurprise.ca with the following information:

1. Location and date(s)

-- Send us the dates and location you have in mind.

-- Please budget for presenter travel expenses from London, Ontario.

2. Number of participants

-- You will purchase a print copy of one or more of our books for each participant. You may want to order extra copies, so teachers can share what they learn with school colleagues.

-- Cost per book will depend on number of books ordered. For example, Coding for Young Mathematicians, Gr. 1-8: $35/book for 50 copies and $29/book for 100 copies (plus HST & shipping).

3. Length and format

-- Face-to-face workshops are offered as 2-day ($4,000 + HST), 1-day ($2,000 + HST), and 1/2-day ($1,250 + HST)

-- Video conference workshops are offered as 1-day video conference ($1500 + HST) and 1/2 day or evening video conference ($850 + HST).

-- You may want to book a face-to-face workshop + a follow-up video conference workshop, to offer teachers the opportunity to share classroom experiences, ask questions, receive support, and get additional teaching ideas.