We had a great turn out last week for our Grade 1 Math Inquiry Showcase. Parents were able to experience how ASW is using a hands-on, play-based approach to address academic standards. Parents began by reflecting on their experiences with math and their feelings toward it. Children then took the lead by sharing some of the ways they use math to be problem solvers. The activities the first graders chose were hands-on, encouraged sharing and communicating their thinking, involved making connections, and included identifying different strategies to solve problems. Students did an excellent job showcasing how they learn math in grade 1 at ASW. As we continue this partnership, we encourage parents to share their thoughts and questions about this new way of learning. We are excited to continue this open dialogue as our learners delve deeper into critical thinking.
By Ms. Aubri Barnes, Grade 1 PYP Teacher