In October, the Grades Six and Seven classes of ICS had some UBC students visit and lead us in an educational math workshop. In the workshop we were separated into five groups, each group had five ICS students and one UBC student . We were all given a sheet with a lot of difficult word problems, then the groups had to solve as many of the questions together with the help of the UBC student. We all enjoyed working with the enthusiastic UBC students so much.
The feedback from Grades Six and Seven was overwhelmingly positive. Read on for some student quotes….
“It was very helpful, and the students helped my group and I understand the questions. It was a very good experience.”
“I thought it was very generous for the UBC students to come to ICS. And it was interesting how they thought through the math problems.”
“It really pushed us to the limits, and we really had to think of the problem carefully.”
“It was a good chance to practice word problems.”
"It was really challenging.”
"It was fun, some of the questions were pretty challenging.”
“There was a math question that was pretty challenging, and one person got it.”
"I really enjoyed doing the math questions with my group, the UBC student helping us really made us think and understand the question thoroughly.”
Written By Grade Six Students