## Recent Posts

#### Understanding Surface Area

Measuring surface area continues to be a challenge for many students in the junior grades.  Recently someone was asking me about this, so here are a few thoughts. EQAO Problem: …

#### Probability – Proportional Reasoning & Fractions

Learning about probability provides a great opportunity to revisit fractions and many other important math concepts such as proportional reasoning in a fun way! Much of this work involves the …

#### Probability – Lucky Numbers

Recently, I planned and implemented this probability lesson in both a Grade 5 and a Grade 3 classroom respectively.  This is a example of a lesson that could be used …

#### Perimeter and Multiplicative Thinking

Another exciting day of job-embedded learning with students and educators in a primary class.  The teacher had just introduced her students to perimeter the day before. – “estimate, measure, and …

#### Capitalizing On Math Opportunities

A teacher friend told me a story that I thought I would share with you because of the way she capitalized on a mathematical opportunity.  Her Grade 1 class was …

## Welcome

Hi I’m Vicki.

Math Motivator was created as a result of my passion for the teaching and learning of mathematics for elementary students.  As a Professional Learning Mentor I want to inspire elementary educators, students and their families to love math!  Read more…