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Welcome to RabbitMath!

The RabbitMath Curriculum Project

In the 2019-20 academic year we will run our Grade 11 project in certain Ontario high schools, and we invite all interested teachers who will have a Grade 11 University class (MCR3U) next year to get in touch with us and consider joining the project, in part or in full. The curriculum is pretty well mapped out and a team at Queen’s University is working hard this summer to complete details, resources and supporting structures. We will be ready to go September (2019) and online interactive support will be available during the entire school year. A kick-off conference will be held in Ottawa August 27-28 2019. Registration is now open and some support funding is available.

In the 2020-21 academic year we will run our Grade 12 project (MHF4U and MCV4U) and we will again be looking for participating teachers. It will not be necessary that the students in this second year will have been part of the Grade 11 project. Details of this curriculum will emerge over the next 12 months. The kick-off conference for this will be held in Toronto in late August 2020.

The RabbitMath Research Project

In January 2019 we embarked on a joint research project with Christine Suurtamm at the University of Ottawa. Chris is an internationally known researcher in mathematics education with specialties in secondary curriculum and assessment. The two of us, together with our undergraduate and graduate students and post-docs will work in selected classrooms in Ottawa area schools to observe the behaviour of both teachers and students working with our RabbitMath curriculum. This is a two-year program focused on grade 11 in 2019-20 and on grade 12 in 2020-21. Teachers who are interested or who want to know more should get in touch with either Peter or Chris.

Main Features of the RabbitMath Curriculum

Coverage of all Overall Expectations and most Specific Expectations of the Ontario curriculum.

Focus on the analysis of complex structures. The mathematics of mathematicians.

Resources available: documents, videos, animations and online interactive support.

"Showtime": Collaborative student presentations of mathematical "stories".

Hands-on student engagement—manipulatives and animations.

Students work on Jupyter Notebooks using laptops or Chrome books and Python.


Mathematical modeling—math interacting with the world.

Funding for RabbitMath comes from the KNAER Mathematical Knowledge Network (MKN), an initiative of the Ontario Ministry, the Fields Institute, the Canadian Mathematical Society, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Queen’s University and the University of Ottawa.

Peter has written a paper about this work called Teach the Mathematics of Mathematicians.

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