Shammy Gill’s grade one classroom challenges are similar to those of many Canadian teachers. Her school—Martha Jane Norris Elementary School in Surrey, BC—has a high population of English Language Learners (ELL) and, in her classroom, students’ ability levels vary widely.
In her 15 years of teaching kindergarten to grade two students, Gill constantly searched for better ways to engage students in math and help them excel.
But finding effective ways to differentiate and connect math to real life wasn’t easy. Searching for quality books, games, and activities to support her efforts was time consuming. And while she made great strides, she often felt her students needed more.
Then Gill discovered Pearson’s Mathology resources.
She found support in Mathology’s versatile resources including Little Books, activities, and assessment. Now, Gill says assessment and differentiation are easier, students are more confident and engaged, and students are learning to see math in everyday life.
Here are a few of the ways Gill says Mathology has helped her and her grade one students.