Bo Curtis and Sue Robinson each presented one of the over 100 workshops at the Northwest Math Conference in Whistler this past weekend.

Bo’s topic was promoting numeracy through the use of the slide rule. Participants made their own paper slide rules to use, and many packed along their own slide rules specifically to bring to his workshop!

Sue’s workshop was a hands-on construction of sinusoidal functions and the unit circle, using paper and string. Sue modelled this activity with her attendees so that they can use it directly in their own classrooms.

Sue Robinson delivering her workshop at the math conference in October.

Math Workshop

photo: Jess Willows