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With the recent raising of The Great Canadian Flag​ at the foot of Ouellette Avenue on Windsor’s waterfront, the excitement surrounding Canada’s 150th Birthday is well underway. The Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) is inviting staff, students and their families to participate in a month of math to celebrate.

During the month of June we are encouraging the GECDSB and the rest of Canada to join us in celebrating our nation’s birthday through mathematics.

Here are some ways you can participate:

  • Try some of our Canada 150 Math Challenges that will be posted on this page.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @Canada150Math
  • Post your Canada 150 Math thinking using #canada150math
  • Share your own Canada 150 Math Challenges with your colleagues

Interested in getting started early? Consider some of these Canada 150 Math Challenges:

  • Day #1 - June 1st: How tall is The Great Canadian Flag? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #2 - June 2nd: How many Great Canadian Flags tall is the Renaissance Center? [ACCESS TASK]
  • Day #3 - June 5th: How many nickels would it take to make The Big Nickel in Sudbury? [ACCESS TASK]
  • Day #4 - June 6th: How many kites in the #Canada150 Logo? [ACCESS TASK]
  • Day #5 - June 7th: How many Giant Rubber Ducks tall is the CN Tower? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #6 - June 8th: How many Giant Rubber Ducks will fit in the channel? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #7 - June 9th: How many people would it take to outweigh the Giant Rubber Duck? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #8 - June 12th: How many Mounties? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #9 - June 13th - What Percentage of Canada is Covered By Saskatchewan? [ACCESS TASK]
  • Day #10 - June 14th - What Percentage of Canada is Reserved for FNMI Peoples?​ [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #11 - June 15th - Where is the Largest Area of Canada With The Fewest People?​ [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #12 - June 16th - If we all laid on a beach towel, how many of us would it take to cover The Great Canadian Flag? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #13 - June 19th - Number Flexibility with 150 [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #14 - June 20th - Canada Day Firework Display [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #15 - June 21st - Which One Doesn't Belong? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #16 - June 22nd - How Many Tiles Make Up That Canada 150 Mosaic? [ACCESS TASK]
  • Day #17 - June 23rd - How Much Area Does That Canada 150 Mosaic Cover? [ACCESS TASK]
  • Day #18 - June 26th - How Many Copies of That Canada 150 Mosaic Would It Take To Cover The Great Canadian Flag? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #19 - June 27th - How Many People Were At The Party? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #20 - June 28th - How Many Paddlers Are There? [ACCESS TASK​]
  • Day #21 - June 29th - How Many Winning Roll Up The Rim Cups Are There? [ACCESS TASK​]

Some other questions you might decide to use in your classroom include:

  • How many t-shirts worth of material would it take to make a flag the size of The Great Canadian Flag?
  • How many friends would it take for the sum of your ages to be greater than 150 years?
  • And many more to come!

Be sure to check back often to see more #Canada150Math Challenge ideas for your classroom!

The GECDSB Math Strategy Team is excited for the opportunity to connect Canada’s 150th Birthday to mathematics during the month of June. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas to share, please contact K-12 Mathematics Consultant, Kyle Pearce.​​