What if an assessment can be formative and summative in nature, while at the same time providing learning experiences for the students through doing it?

# Creating Open Ended Math Questions

Creating Open Ended Math Questions – How Can Ice Hockey Help? A reminder to focus on creating authentic assessment scenarios for our students.

# “Snapping a Chord” – Finding Harmony & Balance in BC’s Math Curriculum

Guest blogger Jonathan Ferris writes about finding harmony in BC’s Math Curriculum.

# SNAP Update – Part 2

SNAP Update: Part 2 *SNAP = Student Numeracy Assessment & Practice This post builds on Part 1 (published in the spring of 2017). If you are interested in further context please read Part 1. The journey towards math excellence continues… Overview: Last May/June (2017) over 5000 students (grade 2-7) in Chilliwack completed a year-end SNAP […]

# SNAP Update: One Year In…

SNAP Update: One Year In… As we near the end of our first full year of our Student Numeracy Assessment & Practice (SNAP) implementation in Chilliwack, I am pleased. This year all of our teachers who teach math from grade 2 – 7 have been trained and supported in the use of SNAP. Our curriculum […]

# The Importance of Real Life Connections to Math

Math – Connected to Real Life Recently, I had yet another example of the power of realizing the connection of math to our everyday life – and the importance of this realization in the realm of the classroom…and beyond. I was meeting with a fellow educator about our district’s new math assessment – The SNAP […]

# Artistry with ANIE

The focus of this blog post is to highlight some of the great work done by a teacher in the Fraser Valley who is using The ANIE. Andy Fast teaches grade 4 at Vedder Elementary School alongside his friend and colleague Paul Wojcik (who has had much press about his math success using The ANIE – see […]