Just like reading, math follows us through life and is a skill set we can all improve on. Students in grades 1 through 8 have been assigned an IXL account, they can access their account at https://ca.ixl.com . Please encourage your child to complete math homework nightly and set a weekly games night at your house.
Sign in to ixl
The Caribou Contests Dates for this year are:
- November 13th-14th, 2019
- January 15th-16th, 2020
- February 26th-27th, 2020
- April 8th-9th, 2020
- May 6th-7th, 2020
For the next contest on Nov 13th-14th, students should visit the
Caribou Contests website to read and practice the following:
- practice Tangram for grades 2 to 4 and Chomp for grades 5 to 8
- read the biography about the German mathematician Emmy Noether
Math at Home
Math is fun amd playing games with your child at home will enhance their acquisition of math skills. Cribbage, Rummy, Monopoly and Dominoes are just a few of the games that you could play as a family.
Keep checking the billboard located adjacent to the gym.
Born in Germany in 1882, Emmy Noether faced countless obstacles.
Not allowed to enroll in university because she was a woman, she audited
mathematics classes and finally received her PhD in 1907.
She taught without pay or title until 1919, when Albert Einstein
and others intervened on her behalf. Forced out of academia by the Nazis
in 1933, she fled to the United States and taught at Bryn Mawr College
until her death two years later.
Noether did foundational work in abstract algebra, creating a
breakthrough theorem that connects conservation laws with symmetries in
nature. A genius who would not sit on the sidelines, her theorem
continues to underpin much of modern physics.