Two Plus Two! Really?

Apparently on Twitter, people have been arguing as to whether or not two plus two might make five. And you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger. While no one on Twitter can ever be sure that they’re supposed to be taking what people say seriously, but there were, what appeared to be a large number […]

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Feeling Conflicted

Recently the President of the United States tweeted the following: We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favourite President! @RealDonaldTrump … and I don’t […]

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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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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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