Are you currently in a Math class?
Make sure that you have a binder, lined paper, pencils, erasers and a scientific calculator. By being prepared for your class, your teacher can spend more time helping you with your work rather finding material for you to use.
Start practicing for the Provincial Exam now by visiting BC Ministry of Education Website
Resources for Math Students
Need help with math?
Go to Ryyna’s Blog (also good for helping parents- helping their child)
Need practice in basic multiplication or division?
Go to Math Playground website
Math in your other classes
When will you use math? Check out this PDF to see how it can benefit you any many aspects of your life!
Check out this article: Mathematics Fluency without Fear
How can you help your child in math
- This PowerPoint presentation has information about math programs at Barsby
- When will I ever use math?
- Involve your child in math-related activities (e.g., cooking, shopping)
- Relate math to other real-life experiences
- Have your child explain what he or she is doing in math
- Face your “math phobia” and try not to pass it on to your child
- Play board games and card games ( games teach strategy and endurance both required for success in math class)
Board/Card game Suggestions
- Battle ship ( spreadsheets and graphing)
- Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Crib, Rummy, Yahtzee, Monopoly (strategy and numeracy)
- Aggravation, Sequence (strategy)
- Blokus, Set, Rummikub, Quirkle, Score Four, Math Scrabble
- The Game Crafter
- Lost Cities
New Math Students
Information for Incoming Math 8 Students and Parents
Check out our PowerPoint for an information slideshow about Math Programs at Barsby
Q: What does the zero say to the eight?
A: Nice belt!
Q: Where can you buy a ruler that is 3 feet long?
A: At a yard sale
Q: What did one math book say to the other?
A: Don’t bother me I’ve got my own problems!