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Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, October 2018

October 12, 2018—Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections. It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning.

This month’s Home-School Connections (Pdf) features:

  • Number Talks: With Number Talks, students start to believe in themselves mathematically. They become more willing to persevere when solving complex problems.
    • What is a number talk?
      • Short conversations about mathematical problems
      • Student verbally share strategies after independent thinking
    • Why number talks?
      • To promote purposeful conversations about numbers and operations
      • To help students develop confidence in working flexibility with numbers
      • To explore mathematical concepts and relationships between numbers
  • Number Lines: Number Lines are models for thinking. Models are the vehicle to solve a problem and not just a picture of how the problem is solved.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: October 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm