May 5 may be Cinco de Mayo, but at École Élémentaire Ardrossan, it’s Cinco de Math Fair.
 
Grade six students at the Ardrossan school will have their growth in numeracy awareness and understanding of math on full display tomorrow (May 5).
 
“This event allows our students to further develop the numeracy competencies from the Alberta program of studies in both a fun and cross-curricular manner,” said grade six teacher, Tara Kammerer.
 
More than 70 students worked hard to complete projects based on the 26 learning outcomes from Alberta education's grade six math curriculum.
 
“How math is taught in Alberta can be a hot topic,” explained Kammerer, “the math fair gives us a chance to share the scope of content taught in the last year of elementary school with our younger students and their parents.”
 
The school's math fair is a collaborative activity developed for students by the grade six teachers to further prepare students for math achievement as they enter junior and senior high.
 
“We’re excited to share our students’ growth and achievement,” said principal Judy Whetstone, “students have been working hard and this shows how they have embraced complex math concepts.”
 
Over 100 Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) students have been involved in piloting this project-based learning, including students from Ardrossan Junior Senior High—with six French groups and 20 English groups participating.
 
The students at École Élémentaire Ardrossan will be showcasing their work from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Klym gymnasium.