The Variable – Volume 3, Issue 3

Volume 3, Issue 3 (May/June 2018) of The Variable, periodical of the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, has just been released! From Kindergarten to Grade 12, there is something for everyone.

In this month’s issue, Tina Rapke, Marc Husband, and Amanda Allan share their experiences in co-planning mathematics lessonsKeith Nabb, Erick Hofacker, Kathryn Ernie, and Susan Ahrendt discuss the use of the five practices to facilitate meaningful discussion in the math classroom; and Dan Meyer discusses the role of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics in the latest Spotlight on the Profession. You will also find our regular features, including Shawn Godin‘s “Alternate Angles,” which takes an in-depth look at intriguing problems and their solutions; “Intersections,” which will bring you up to date on upcoming professional development opportunities; and “Problems to Ponder,” where you will find a variety of interesting tasks for your K-12 classroom.

Last but not least, this month’s issue features the latest installment of “Math Ed Matters by MatthewMaddux,” a column by Egan Chernoff telling “slightly bent, untold, true stories of mathematics teaching and learning.” In this issue, Chernoff shares the tale of how he put the ‘ass’ in assessment… and how, ultimately, he came to learn the difference between accuracy and precision.

To access this month’s issue, head to, where you will find this and all issues of The Variable free to read and download.

We hope you find this publication relevant and valuable for your teaching or personal interest – and if so, that you share it with your colleagues and invite them to join the conversation! If you have feedback, questions, or would like to contribute, we would love to hear from you – contact us at

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