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 enjoys collaborating with K-12 teachers to design and research math experiences that offer students math surprise and conceptual insight, along with coding extensions. George has received several teaching and research awards. He has authored numerous books and research publications, and designed and developed several math-specific coding environments. George has worked with teachers and students in schools across Ontario and in Brazil.

 

K-12 math Workshops

Based on George Gadanidis' research in K-12 classrooms.

A focus on:

  • conceptual understanding
  • differentiated instruction
  • student engagement
  • communication skills
  • using technology (such as coding)
  • 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.