Math Anxiety Inducing Phrases

I became a contributing author for Lifehack.Org Here is my first post about math anxiety inducing phrases that all of us should avoid when talking to kids about math or academic subject matter in general. http://www.lifehack.org/431623/3-phrases-that-contribute-to-math-anxiety-in-children Lifehack.org would not appreciate if I just pasted my post here, but in short, whenever you  talk to kids … More Math Anxiety Inducing Phrases

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Teaching an online course: Online Math Kangaroo Enrichment Classes

This summer I have been teaching a Online Math Kangaroo Enrichment Classes for grade 4. In each class we looked at several core concepts and then solved numerous problems that resembled problems from Math Kangaroo Contests. Teaching an online class was a new experience for me and I am extremely happy that i had a chance … More Teaching an online course: Online Math Kangaroo Enrichment Classes

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Classroom Adventures in Mathematics Summer Institute 2014

Last week Department of Mathematics of UofT welcomed school teachers and teachers in training for a week of professional enrichment – Classroom Adventures in Mathematics Summer Institute 2014.  UofT faculty and graduate students spoke to the teachers about enrichment of traditional curriculum for students of different ages and academic backgrounds as well as highlighting the … More Classroom Adventures in Mathematics Summer Institute 2014

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Geek Street Fair powered by Google – Toronto Distillery District

Last Thursday I, along with a great group of volunteers, had a pleasure to participate in the Toronto Distillery District Geek Street Fair powered by Google. The event was designed to demonstrate how fun and exciting STEM subjects can be. Read more about this event at out new website at http://mathplus.math.utoronto.ca/home/a_geek_street

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Math Kangaroo, Mentorship, Girls in Gear

It has been a long time since I posted any updates, and I want to thank all the guests who have been reading my webpage during that time. Here are several events that took place recently: Mathematics Kangaroo Contest took place on March 23rd across Canada.  All three University of Toronto Campuses were involved.  The students … More Math Kangaroo, Mentorship, Girls in Gear

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Kangaroos are coming!!!

Last weekend all of the University of Toronto campuses hosted the last preparation session before the Mathematics Kangaroo Contest of 2014! The students and the instructors had a great time. The kids couldn’t wait to write the contest! The contest will take place tomorrow! Math students all over Canada will be writing it. If you … More Kangaroos are coming!!!

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Math and Comp. Sci. High School Teachers’ Workshop

 Today I was honored to be one of the speakers at the Math and Comp. Sci. High School Teachers’ Workshop at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Here is the link to the workshop program https://cs.utm.utoronto.ca/~zingarod/hsws/ I was speaking about methodology of history of mathematics, math education reforms in the US and in the USSR and … More Math and Comp. Sci. High School Teachers’ Workshop

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Happy Pi-Day!

The Math Kangaroo Camp is over, and I have to say that it was an absolutely amazing March Break week! The weather prepared a surprise for us on Wednesday – 10 cm of snow in just several hours, just when all of us thought that the spring is on its way. Then on Thursday the … More Happy Pi-Day!

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Math Kangaroo March Break Camp 2014 has started!

 (image from https://kangaroo.math.ca/) I am so excited to be working at the Math Kangaroo March Break Camp and Math Academy this week! The camp started out on a great note. For instance, grades 4 and 5 started their day by looking at crocodiles from a mathematical point of view! Picture can be found here: https://twitter.com/mariya_boyko12/status/443053861318955008/photo/1

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Science Unlimited

This week I am working at the Science Unlimited Summer Camp at U of T (https://scienceunlimited.utoronto.ca/home/) Every day packed with experiments, mini research projects and tours of UofT’s best research facilities.  Every department involved in the camp (Mathematics, Physics, Forestry, Chemistry, Astronomy, etc) has impressed the students with something unique and totally different from a … More Science Unlimited

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