Thoughts on the new Ontario Math Curriculum

The Ontario Ministry of Education just released a revamped math curriculum for Grade 1 to 8 to be introduced in schools in September. I read through their outline and peeked in on the more detailed breakdowns. The immediate question arises because of the timing. Who thought it was a good idea to try re-writing the curriculum […]

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Ontario Will Be De-Streaming Its High School Courses

I recently reviewed the Ontario Ministry of Education’s new Grade 1-8 math curriculum. This was recently followed by an announcement that in Grade 9 they would be phasing out “streaming”. I mentioned in my earlier post: …high school is divided into streams “academic” and “applied”. The political-speak is that “applied” courses are rarely anything more than […]

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Fabulous Fact Checking

I started listening to Stephen Dubner’s spinoff from his super-popular Freakonomics podcast. It’s called No Stupid Questions, cohosted by Angela Duckworth. It includes something I have never seen before (heard before?!) in a podcast. At the end of each episode, the producer Rebecca Lee Douglas comes on and does a fact checking session based on […]

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A New Ontario Math Curriculum

The Ontario Ministry of Education just released a revamped math curriculum for Grade 1 to 8 to be introduced in schools in September. I read through their outline and peeked in on the more detailed breakdowns. The immediate question arises because of the timing. Who thought it was a good idea to try re-writing the curriculum […]

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Vice: Truth and Lies

Vice has a wonderful longform article about the ethics of deception in magic. It’s part of an issue they’ve put together about truth and lies. Magic is undeniably flourishing in a sea of new media outlets like YouTube and Instagram. Now Netflix is firmly on board producing a variety of series and specials with magicians […]

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