







A brief history and description of the 4colour theorem and its proof.

AUTHOR(S): Chris Fisher




In this resource John explains how he used the “grains of wheat on a checkerboard” activity in a grade 4 classroom.

AUTHOR(S): John Hurgeton




Aboriginal Perspectives is a companion web site to Math Central. It is part of Mathematics with a Human Face. The purpose is to create and make available lesson ideas for teachers, constructed around video clips with an Aboriginal focus. The site is under construction and in its infancy but the intent is that the number of video clips will increase and the lessons will span all areas of the curriculum.
Proceed to Aboriginal Perspectives.

AUTHOR(S): Faculty and Students at the University of Regina




Karen designed this website to assist teachers and preservice teachers in the area of mathematics from Kindergarten to Grade 12 . Here you will find a multitude of teacher resources to assist you in incorporating Aboriginal content in your mathematics program.

AUTHOR(S): Karen Arnason




This is an article in the eighth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the eighth edition of the newsletter is "Real World Problem Solving". This article is an interview by a primary grade student with an airline pilot.

AUTHOR(S): Dean Goranson




The atlatl and dart, the predecessor to the bow and arrow, was very important in the lives of Aboriginals in Saskatchewan and all over the world up until about 2000 years ago. Experiment based lessons allow students to learn about the science behind the weapon system that put humans on top of the food chain. Subject integrated lessons for grades 412 in the areas of math, science and social studies based on Saskatchewan curriculum objectives.

AUTHOR(S): Janice Cotcher




This is an article in the sixth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the fifth edition of the newsletter is geometry. In this article Jill describes a geometric activity which she undertook on an interactive math night with her grade three students and their parents, and the enthusiasm shown by the students that night and the next day.

AUTHOR(S): Jill Britton




This is one of the articles in the fifth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the fifth edition of the newsletter is data management and in this article Lillian describes some of the data management undertakings produced, analyzed and interpreted in her grade one class.

AUTHOR(S): Lillian Forsythe




This is one of the articles in the fifth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the fifth edition of the newsletter is data management and in this article Angela describes two activities she did with her grade five class. In the first students used a circle graph to display how they spent a 24 hour day and in the second they discussed possible outcomes and probabilities from rolling a die, using game Math Quest.

AUTHOR(S): Angela Harding




A collection of problems created by students in an Mathematics Education course in the Winter of 1999. These problems are aimed at the elementary years mathematics content.

AUTHOR(S): Vi Maeers, Chad Parker, Sheldon Rieger, Cheryl Brule, Rhonda Wilmot Stad...




Calculating the area of a rectangles, circles, triangles etc.has been been a regular exercise for students of mathematics. Unfortunately much of the world is irregular in shape and design. This exercise introduces the students to estimating the area of irregular surfaces.

AUTHOR(S): Bruce Hermsmeier




In this article Judi and Harley illustrate the seven frieze patterns using art of the indigenous peoples of North America. They then develope some of the mathematics of frieze patterns at a level that is accessible to many students. The teacher notes contain activities with frieze patterns for students at all levels.

AUTHOR(S): Judi McDonald and Harley Weston




This is a collection of Aboriginal games that teachers can use to integrate culture into Mathematics lessons. The mathematical content includes patterns and relations, probability, data management, numbers and operations, problem solving, critical thinking, and geometry. Students will have fun with the games while they apply their mathematical knowledge.

AUTHOR(S): Compiled by Karen Arnason, Mhairi(Vi) Maeers, Judith McDonald and Harley...




This resource contains ten geometry activities for students in grades 2 and 3. Each activity includes an activity card and teacher notes, and some have worksheets. Assessment form are also included.

AUTHOR(S): Douglas Dahl




This is an article in the sixth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the fifth edition of the newsletter is geometry and in this note Poppy talks about the use of pattern blocks in her grade 3 class.

AUTHOR(S): Poppy Cumming
