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Both parents and teachers are confronted with students who have persistent difficulties with math concepts and operations. In my years as an active school psychologist, as well as in my current practi...
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With the recent news release, that Ontario students are doing poorly at math, it is imperative to focus on this issue now as it affects not only our current students and schools but our economy in the long run.
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As a parent of three young children, and a practising scientist, I have some strong opinions about the direction of our education system and at this point I believe that we are heading in the wrong direction.
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Although many conversations have begun about women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Canada, development and implementation to work towards evening out gender imbalances in these fields is still a work in progress. There has been a lot of data gathered to support this issue and many factors that prevent women from STEM opportunities.
In September, I attended the Ontario University Fair, one of the biggest university fairs on the continent. There, I spent many hours talking to prospective students and their parents about earning a...
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Last weekend, The Martian opened in theatres to rave reviews, a 94 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an industry-leading $55 million box office. It's THE fall blockbuster of 2015 so far. At first glance it seems like just another Ridley Scott action movie, but might it also be the future of Innovation?
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Today's kids will see tremendous career opportunities thanks to the rapid growth of the technology sector and the emergence of the digital era. The problem: we're simply not equipping our youth with the right skills, knowledge, interest and confidence they'll need to take the wheel to drive our future economy.
Over the past few months there's been a lot of conversation about whether women are getting a fair shake in Silicon Valley. It's fantastic that there's so much focus on gender equality, but most of the discussion bypasses the fact that we still need to get more women to even try to succeed in technology.
My 10-year-old daughter brought math questions home from school that I struggled to answer. I drew a complete blank on how to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle. Yep, I can now conclusively answer the question, "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" No. No, I am not.
There is something to be said about women who are meant to influence: they are doing it even when we least expect it. As women, we influence everyone around us at work, at home, and while we have fun...
Every July, around 10 Canadian universities scattered across the country play host to 500 students from all provinces/territories and even internationally. Although the program is for open-minded high school students who are not afraid to delve into any subject and become challenged or inspired in ways they never thought possible in one month, I hope to break the stereotype that this is "nerd camp". My program consisted of 56 total Shads and we lived in residence at the university.
An article in The Atlantic entitled "The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math" reveals how businesses use fact and psychology to persuade shoppers into making purchases they normally wouldn't make. They're tricks some Canadians face at the mall, the car dealership and even the grocery store. But what about the housing market? Are Canadian house hunters having the wool pulled over their eyes? Whether you're buying, selling or just window shopping, here are three things to consider.
OTTAWA -- Canada's public schools are doing a poor job of teaching basic math skills and shortchanging a generation of kids, says a study by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. The study, titled Ma...