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Check out our monthly math newsletter for tips, resources and more to support math learning. 

  • May 2022 - Spatial Reasoning

    Do you know that working on your Spatial Reasoning actually helps develop stronger number sense and overall mathematical understanding? 

    “Research on spatial reasoning substantiates the critical importance of spatial reasoning abilities in geometry, measurement and problem solving both early in students’ mathematics experiences as well as later in high school and beyond, especially in STEM areas” (Shumway, 2013, p. 50).

    So, what exactly do we mean by spatial reasoning? 

    Math Newsletter
  • April 2022 - Math Facts and Fluency

    Number sense is an important part of mathematics learning, and is essential to our daily lives.  Educators often say that they want students to have automaticity with their math facts, but what do they mean by this?

    Math Newsletter


Math Problems

Here is the current math problem of the month as well as the previous month's problem with a solution and extension question.

  • May 2022 - Math Problem

    The number 15 can be written as the sum of consecutive whole numbers in three ways.  

    15 = 7 + 8 

    15 = 4 + 5 + 6

    15 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5

    In how many ways can you write 105 as the sum of whole numbers?

    Solution to be posted at the end of the month!


    Math Problems
  • April 2022 - Math Problem

    Create a set of 9 cards that are numbered 1 to 9.  Select 4 cards at random and use the numbers on all  4 the cards and the 4 operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide) so that the result is 24.  For example if the numbers are 9, 6, 8, 1 then one possibility is 1 x (9 - 6) x 8.  

    What if the numbers were 6, 2, 7, 3?

    You can also play the interactive game online.



    One possibility is 7 x 6 / 2 + 3

    What if the numbers were 9, 3, 7, 7?

    Math Problems


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Special Edition Newsletter

newsletter to support those in York Region who work with students with exceptional learning strengths & needs.