Black Diamond / Turner Valley

#44 Dave Gant
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#45 Dave Kilby
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#46 Steve Buckingham
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#48 Will Voth
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#65 Christina Weir
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#73 Andy Turcotte
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM

Blackie

#10 Sherry Top
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#11 Brian Flegal
On time
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#12 Jo-Anne Jones
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#13 Deb Ostercamp
On time
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#15 Margaret Lindsay
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM

Cayley

#07 Meghan McLean
On time
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#61 Lisa French
On time
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#74 John Arruda
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM

Heritage Heights

#14 Rose Zieverink
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#16 Kim Hartwick
Not Running
Due to unforeseen circumstances this route is not running this afternoon. it will be back in place for Monday morning. Transportation Services
Updated: Mar 5 at 12:48 PM
#18 Debra Dueck
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#22 Brenda Merkley
On time
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#25 Barb Callister
On time
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#28 Gord Morrison
On time
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#29 Shawna Miller
On time
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#30 Laurie Irving
On time
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#49 Denise Ellsworth
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#75 Colin Brown
Cancelled
This route will not be running today 5 March. Please check back for updates about Monday Transportation services
Updated: Mar 5 at 6:46 AM

High River

#1 Bent Thomsen
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#17 Carrie Irwin
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#2 Amanda Thornhill
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#3 Jenny Malin
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#5 Candace Bergen
On time
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#601 Kathy McCaughan
On time
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#602 Merle Fairfield
On time
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#603 Shirley Bishop
On time
Updated: Feb 22 at 2:46 PM
#66 Lorraine Clark
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#81 Heather Coonfer
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#9 Margaret Hooper
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM

Longview

#62 Eugene Bleau
Not Running
Route 62 - Longview is not running until further notice. Thank you Transportation Services
Updated: Feb 22 at 8:14 AM
#63 Maureen Parker
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#64 Marina Knowles
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#65 Christina Weir
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM

Millarville

#37 Gerald Pfeil
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#38 Wendy Arkes
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#40 Lisa Willis
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#42 Liska Sorge
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#43 Grahame Loader
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#51 Brian Mutschler
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM

Okotoks

#19 Susan Malin
On time
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#20 Shelly Bourassa
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#21 Josee Bouchard
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#23 Ron Christiansen
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#26 Christine Geers
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#31 Howard Young
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#33 Suzanne Swienink
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#35 Arlene Howard
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#53 Jill Oliver
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#60 Velma Warring
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#70 Rob Kunz
On time
Updated: Feb 24 at 8:15 AM
#77 Rick Lackie
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#79 Shelley van den Bos
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#80 Heather Molyneux
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#801 Cheryl McMillan
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#802 Svetlana Koroleva
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#803 Missy McDonald
On time
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#804 Bonnie Paget
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#805 Trent Prestie
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#806 Kerry Sill
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#807 Claude Giguere
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM

Red Deer Lake

#50 Teresa Deacon
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#54 Cindy Wimmenhove
On time
Updated: Mar 3 at 2:05 PM
#55 Tim Beer
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#58 Russ Wright
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#71 Kelly Barron
On time
Updated: Feb 22 at 2:45 PM
#72 Gail Stumpf
On time
Updated: Feb 16 at 8:33 AM
#76 Diane Hartsook
On time
Updated: Mar 4 at 2:58 PM

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Math is Everywhere!

Our language around math matters!

How many times have you heard people say “I’m not good at math”?

Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. Often people make the statement with pride, almost implying it’s “cool” to be bad at math.  Imagine if the same number of people claimed “I’m not good at reading”! (The Conversation January 17, 2016)

 

Parents are important partners in education.

Fostering a joy of learning and a belief in your child’s ability to learn is key to setting a foundation for learning success.  This is especially true in the area of math where we often hear people indicating that they have fears of math or that they are not math people. Ensuring positive language around your own math abilities is essential and the first important step.

An article in USA Today speaks to “tossing out those negative misconceptions we’ve cultivated that we’re not good at math” and the author describes three misconceptions that create barriers to math learning: USA Today July 9, 2014

Misconception #1: Math ability is a gift — you either have it or you don't. The reality is everyone has the potential to be good at math. The brain can grow and adapt - we can actually grow our "math brains" through hard work and effort.

Misconception #2: Being good at math is about being fast. In fact, emphasis on speed can lead to increased anxiety and "brain freeze." University of Chicago psychologists have found that this anxiety can impede problem solving. "Brain freeze" is real, and math anxiety can induce it. When we emphasize speed only we send the incorrect message that all problems should be solved quickly, which hurts kids' persistence on more complicated tasks.

Misconception #3: Math is all about "rules" and procedures. Of course, math facts and computations are important. Actually, math is much more than that. Math is about making sense of problems and understanding why particular strategies work. Math is not about the "one right way" to solve a problem. Rather, it's about the multiple ways to see and solve problems.

 

In considering these misconceptions, and how to create a positive mindset about math, look for opportunities to bring math into daily conversations and simple activities.  Math is all around us! 

  • Kilometers per hour and how long it will take to get somewhere
  • Counting and sorting – count and sort as many things as you can
  • While shopping – which costs less per unit?, how much do we need to buy?
  • Baking and cooking – fractions, reasoning, measuring
  • Birthday parties – if we add two more children, how many will we have in total?
  • I see two deer on the right and four deer on the left side of the road, how many deer in total?
  • Play board games that use money or dice or cards
  • Do puzzles
  • Plan a garden or paint a room

 

Developing a positive math attitude is essential in supporting math learning success at school.  Just like developing a daily reading habit, developing a mind set of looking for opportunities to use math language and encourage regular application of numeracy skills is essential.

… and the most important first step is speaking positively about your own math abilities – we are all math people!

 

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