Famous Mathematician John Mighton Visits Wheatland Elementary School |
Famous Mathematician John Mighton Visits Wheatland Elementary School
John Mighton, Canadian mathematician, author and playwright, visited Wheatland Elementary School and lead math lessons in two different classrooms during the afternoon.
Wheatland Elementary is a Math Minds School, and works in partnership with researchers from the University of Calgary, as well as JUMP Math, Suncor Energy and the Calgary Separate School Division, to strengthen numeracy in students and approaches to math pedagogy among teachers.
Dr. Mighton, who is based out of Toronto, is the founder of JUMP Math, and is in the area to speak at the Calgary City Teachers' Convention. We were both humbled and ecstatic to have Dr. Mighton instruct lessons in both a grade two and a grade five classroom at our school, as well as joining our staff in an informal debriefing over refreshments afterwards.
Students described the experience as "mind-blowing" and being "inspired about Math". Teachers were appreciative of the opportunity to host this powerful collaborative learning opportunity right in our own building!