The Department of Mathematics offers a wide range of programs for students in Grade 1 – 12 who want to explore the subject of mathematics in new and interesting ways and interact with mathematicians from the University of Toronto.
IFAW offers free animal-themed educational packs for ages 5-14 in French, English, and Spanish on DVD and via download. The pack contains lessons in various subject areas including Language Arts, Science, and Drama.
“Our ‘Tell’em-and-test’em’ way of teaching leaves most students increasingly confused, aware that their academic success rests on shaky foundations, and convinced that school is mainly a place where you follow meaningless procedures to get meaningless answers to meaningless questions…” (John Holt, How Children Fail)
“I quit college and enrolled as a student at the University of Planet Earth, the world’s oldest and largest educational institution. It has billions of professors, tens of millions of books, and unlimited course offerings. Tuition is free, and everybody designs his or her own major.” (William Upski Wimsatt, in Utne Reader, May/June, 1998)