Event LIFT-NL Conference 2022 starts on September 23, 2022 at 8:30:00 AM -0330
Mathematizing Student Thinking: Infusing Mathematics into Real-Life Situations
Location: Salon A - 9/23/22, 2:40 PM - 9/23/22, 3:55 PM (-0330) (1 hour 15 minutes)

Mathematizing Student Thinking: Infusing Mathematics into Real-Life Situations
David Costello

Dr. David Costello is an author and professional learning facilitator who focuses on mathematics instruction and learning. A teacher and administrator based in Prince Edward Island, David has supported teachers in many roles including as a coach, leader, and curriculum consultant. A popular speaker at conferences, David has also instructed numerous university courses on curriculum, differentiation, mathematics, and literacy. David is committed to transforming math instruction and creating meaningful learning experiences for teachers and students.

I'm looking forward to facilitating sessions and attending this great conference.


Real-life problems are a remarkable tool to stretch student thinking and help them develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and its role in everyday life. Solving real-world problems promotes flexibility and encourages students to adjust and grow their thinking. In this session, participants will find practical ways to engage students in critical thinking, develop their independence, and make connections with the world.

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