Join us for this interactive session where we will be using stories to teach mathematical concepts and mathematical thinking for children in grades K-3. As humans, we are neurobiologically hardwired for story - story is a powerful teaching tool that is often left out of mathematics but when included, rehumanizes mathematics and often makes it more relevant, meaningful and engaging. This session will model a few stories and their mathematical connections that teachers can use in their own classrooms, or can use as an inspiration to create their own math story lessons.
Nikki Lineham is a math teacher, math education consultant, co-founder of Educating Now, and a PhD candidate. Nikki is passionate about making mathematics accessible for all people and strives to support teachers, students and parents in developing numeracy skills. She created Educating Now, an online resource for teachers, as a way to support teachers in learning to use manipulatives, visuals and language to help their students develop deeper math understanding. Nikki completed a postgraduate certificate in ethnomathematics at the University of Hawaii in 2019 and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Victoria focusing on how culture interconnects with mathematics education.