Students require both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to fully participate in the act of learning mathematics.
In this webinar, we will explore:
- Characteristics of meaningful mathematics problems and rich learning tasks that motivate students to engage in the classroom
- The value and nature of assignments—procedural practice, problem sets, and projects that provide opportunities to consolidate knowledge and that interest students in the relationship between mathematics and humanity
- The importance of the classroom structure as a place where mathematics learning happens
Join secondary-level mathematics expert, Stewart Craven, for a one-hour exploration of creating engaging and dynamic math programs that foster student interest, motivation, and real-world applications of their learning
Subject Matter Expert: Stewart Craven, MEd, Mathematics
Stewart's career has included a variety of challenging and differentiated roles in mathematics education. During his time as a secondary school teacher, he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Math, Science, and Technology (1994) and a Hilroy Fellowship (Roy C. Hill Award, 1996).
Over the years, Stewart has worked as a Consultant for the (former) East York Board of Education, and as a Program Coordinator for Mathematics and Numeracy for the TDSB. Stewart has provided professional development to PK-12 teachers, participated in international conferences, organized student Math Camps, led working groups at Math Education conferences, authored textbook chapters, and participated in curriculum development and large-scale assessment projects at the provincial level.