On November 18, educators (and children) from all over the lower mainland gathered at Lynn Canyon Park to think about and experience mathematics together. We hiked along Lynn Creek, crossed the suspension bridge and visited Twin Falls and noticed and experienced mathematics along the way.
All sorts of wonders about bridges and the math and science that goes into the design and engineering of them. Lots of possibilities for mathematical investigations and projects.
Inspired by UK artist James Brunt, we used found natural materials to create mathematical designs - thinking about symmetry, shapes and pattern. Questions such as what makes a spiral a spiral and what is the difference between a design and a pattern came up - the experience provoked our mathematical thinking, just as these kinds of experiences do for students. You can follow James on Twitter HERE.
We found all sorts of fungi as we walked back towards the bridge and used a field guide and identification app to learn more about the mushrooms and their identifying features.
After our time we visited the Ecology Centre and found all sort of information to inform possible projects we all had percolating in our minds!
Information about Lynn Canyon Park and Ecology Centre can be found HERE.
Our next ebook to come soon!