Elementary / Secondary Programs
Courses Now Available!!!
After months of hard work, feedback sessions with educators, and some fantastic updates to our interactive content, our first three courses are now ready for educators at all stages (including pre-service and in-service teachers, math coaches, principals, and more).
Our current courses include:
- Operations – Part 1
- Mathematical Modelling
- Finanancial Literacy
- With more on the way…
To learn more about the courses and register check out our Course Information page.
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Fields Math Circles
Have you noticed that 1 has one factor, 10 has four factors, and 100 has nine factors? Does this pattern continue, and why? Or have you noticed – maybe from Prime Climb – that 48 is three times a square number, 49 is a square number, and 50 is two times a square number? Are there other places where a multiple of a square is next to another square?
In the Fields Math Circle, we investigate questions like this with small groups of high school students working collaboratively and guided by mathematicians and math educators. Students practice doing math like mathematicians: looking for patterns, making conjectures, finding counterexamples, and constructing proofs.
Students need not be “traditionally strong” at school math, but they need to be willing to ask questions, get stuck, and explain their thinking.
Sessions are run weekly, IN-PERSON at the Fields Institute (222 College St, Toronto), for two hours on Saturday afternoons or evenings.
Sessions start on January 6th and run until June 22nd (with rolling enrolment).
Interested students should have their parents register using the button below.
Our Current Programs
Elementary Educator Courses
Boost your math skills with one of our foundational courses or expand your knowledge with one of our enrichment classes
Ask a Mathematician
Virtual visits from mathematicians to your classroom
A Bit of Fun
Science Literacy Week 2022
Check out our interactive poster for this year’s Science Literacy Week where the theme was “M is for Mathematics” – how could we resist!
Here you will find a number of short animated videos aimed at students that teach concepts such as modular arithmetic, fractals, prime numbers and more.
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Other Programs of Interest
The Fields Institute offers/supports a number of other programs that might be of interest to math educators:
- Math Circles: open to students in grades 7 – 12, these weekly meetings explore interesting math problems and concepts. The group meets once per week on Saturdays, IN-PERSON at the Fields Institute (if you cannot attend in person but are interested please register and we may consider online sessions in the near future).
- Math Ed Forum: meeting on the last Saturday of each month (Sept – Nov, Jan – April), this program brings together math researchers and math educators to talk about issue affecting mathematics education. Talks are offered in-person and virtually and are free to attend. Talks are also recorded for viewing later or if you missed a talk – there is also a large archive of these talks available.
- Fields Medal Symposium: each year Fields welcomes a Fields Medal winner to give a series of talks on their work. One of these talks is aimed at the general public and another is a student night, designed to make a Fields Medalist and their work accessible to students.
- YouTube Fun: you can also check out some fun videos we’ve put together on YouTube by scrolling through the Fields Academy playlist, along with What the Numbers Say, and Behind the Numbers. There are also videos associated with each of the Fields Medal Symposiums there as well (they are broken up by year so you’ll have to search a little).
- Fields Notes: A bi-annual newsletter features articles and information on the many programs taking place at the Institute. It also addresses issues of interest to readers, including many on mathematics education and opportunities for getting involved.
- Caribou Math Contest: Caribou is an online educational platform offering math learning resources and competitions for students from the start of Elementary School to the end of High School.
- Math Outreach at UofT: the Math Department at the University of Toronto offers a number of programs aimed at students in grades 3 – 12.