Book Creator

Where does math live at the beach?

by Janice Novakowski


Facilitated by Lauren MacLean, Louesa Byrne and Janice Novakowski
with special guest Dr. Bridgette Clarkston

Resource co-constructed in situ with educators attending the summer institute

June 2017
Ways to use this book
-spend time with the images: what do you notice? what do you wonder?
-after looking at an image, turn to the next page to see how we were inspired mathematically
-make connections to your own local environment
-please use this book to inspire a mathematical walk outdoors or to create your own book!
Where does math live at the beach?
Where does math live at the beach?

We met at one of the entrances to Jericho Beach Park which lies on the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

Educators from Campbell River, West Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam and Delta joined us. Dr. Bridgette Clarkston,, a good friend of Louesa's, joined us to share her depth of knowledge about seaweeds.

We walked down to the beach, looking at this place through a mathematical lens and engaging in pedagogical provocations. The following pages share questions that emerged during our time at the beach - we hope they inspire your mathematical thinking.