BC Curriculum Suggestions

The thoughts below are based on my experience working as mechanical engineer for 15 years, my experience as a high school science and physics teacher, my interest in professional development, and my study of problem based learning and how to educate competent, useful and resourceful students. Science K - 9 In general I’m very pleased with the draft K - 9 curriculum. I had sent feedback and ideas about the new curriculum before the drafts were published.

Good Example of Bad Math Curriculum

The following email was sent out to the BCAMT (BC Association of Mathematics Teachers) listserv. I think it is very indicative of what can go wrong with math education when we spend too much time dictating math curriculum and standardized testing. In no way is this a criticism of the math teacher, the teacher is obviously doing whatever they can to help their students have success in the final exam.