Our Focus

In 2023/24 we are looking forward to building and expanding on our inquiry focus of Building Community through Mathematics.  

This school year saw the application of Building Community through Mathematics to include hands on learning through school wide numeracy tasks and Rubik's cubing.  Feedback from staff and students going forward include excitement around group learning opportunities.  Some ideas include: 

-School wide learning opportunities with the student and parent community.

-Further exploration of hands-on numeracy tasks.

-Opportunities to work collaboratively. 


In 2022/23 we are continuing our inquiry focus to Building Community through Mathematics.

We are excited to bring our Building Community through Mathematics to a wider stage this next school year.  COVID has kept our current focus mainly within our own classrooms.   We are excited to expand our Building Community through Mathematics to a much more diverse learning community by expanding outside our own classrooms!  Some ideas include:

- multi-age math community building activities (family teams)

- community building math activities that expand to include parents and guardians

- continued staff development in building community through mathematics


In 2021/22 - The start of Building Community through Mathematics.

Math is woven throughout our lives, even when we don't realize we're thinking about math, we're thinking about math.  How can we share this perspective with our students and families? 

What are the Big Ideas in Math? 

 How can we come together to celebrate our Math learning and discoveries? 

How can we help each other share the beauty in math?

What are the real-life uses of math that we can highlight?

How we help students reflect on their math learning? 


In 2020/2021 we will be searching for math!  Look in our blog posts for some examples of finding math at school!  


In 2019/2020 a majority of Anderson teachers met for lunch study groups focusing on Marian Small's math series on asking Open Questions.  Many used these questions to extend mathematical questions with their students.   We were impressed by the children's thinking!