Differentiated Instruction and Tiered Assessment: What does it mean in a Math class?

How do you teach a differentiated instruction, curricular competency based math program that also takes into account First Peoples Principles of Learning/ Dakelh ways of knowing?  What happens when kids just cannot “get” the algorithm we are trying to teach?  Are there easier ways?

Teachers will get a full term-length multiplying unit that covers Visualizing, Strategizing, Communicating and Problem Solving, as well as instruction on how and why it works.  We’ll even cover ways of multiplying that don’t require that you have memorized the times table!  The goal of the workshop is to get teachers confident in teaching multiple algorithms and give you a ready-made resource that you can use right away with your class.

Target Audience

Elementary school teachers (K-7)


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session is full.


  • Nick Hadfield

    Nick Hadfield has been teaching since 2001 and has a Masters degree in Educational Technology.  He has taught in Campbell River, Courtenay, Bella Bella, and has now taught in Prince George for over ten years.  He has taught primary, intermediate, high school, and as a First Nations language coordinator.  Nick has presented in the past on juggling, web-based teaching strategies, as well as several times on differentiated instruction.