Black Diamond / Turner Valley

#44 Dave Gant
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Updated: Oct 26 at 9:03 PM
#45 Dave Kilby
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#46 Steve Buckingham
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Please follow directive driver is giving by phone.
Updated: Oct 18 at 11:13 AM
#48 Will Voth
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#65 Christina Weir
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Updated: Oct 19 at 10:24 AM
#73 Andy Turcotte
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Updated: Nov 17 at 7:10 AM

Blackie

#10 Sherry Top
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Updated: Oct 27 at 4:05 PM
#11 Brian Flegal
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#12 Jo-Anne Jones
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Route will be running on 16 November
Updated: Nov 15 at 10:43 AM
#13 Deb Ostercamp
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#15 Margaret Lindsay
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Updated: Nov 20 at 9:58 AM

Cayley

#07 Meghan McLean
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#61 Lisa French
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Updated: Oct 23 at 7:57 AM
#74 John Arruda
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Heritage Heights

#14 Rose Zieverink
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#16 Rick Harding
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Updated: Oct 25 at 12:00 PM
#18 Susan Moncrieff
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Updated: Nov 10 at 8:27 AM
#22 Brenda Merkley
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#25 Barb Callister
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Updated: Nov 11 at 7:08 PM
#28 Gord Morrison
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Updated: Nov 19 at 7:08 AM
#29 Shawna Miller
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#30 Laurie Irving
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#49 Denise Ellsworth
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Updated: Oct 26 at 12:57 PM
#75 Colin Brown
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

High River

#1 Bent Thomsen
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Updated: Oct 31 at 8:43 AM
#17 Carrie Irwin
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#2 Amanda Thornhill
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Updated: Oct 19 at 10:23 AM
#3 Jenny Malin
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#5 Candace Bergen
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#601 Kathy McCaughan
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Updated: Oct 20 at 7:38 AM
#602 Merle Fairfield
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#603 Shirley Bishop
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#66 Lorraine Clark
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#81 Heather Coonfer
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#9 Margaret Hooper
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Longview

#62 Eugene Bleau
Not Running
Route 62 - Longview / Eden Valley - This route is NOT running until further notice. Thank you, Transportation Services
Updated: Nov 18 at 7:17 AM
#63 Maureen Parker
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#64 Marina Knowles
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Updated: Oct 29 at 4:54 PM
#65 Christina Weir
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Updated: Oct 19 at 10:24 AM

Millarville

#37 Gerald Pfeil
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This route is back on the road Monday 2 November.
Updated: Oct 29 at 4:49 PM
#38 Wendy Arkes
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#40 Lisa Willis
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#42 Liska Sorge
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Updated: Oct 20 at 3:30 PM
#43 Grahame Loader
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#51 Brian Mutschler
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Okotoks

#19 Susan Malin
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#20 Shelly Bourassa
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#21 Josee Bouchard
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#23 Ron Christiansen
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Updated: Oct 15 at 2:42 PM
#26 Christine Geers
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#31 Kim Tychkowsky
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Updated: Nov 13 at 6:10 AM
#33 Suzanne Swienink
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#35 Arlene Howard
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Updated: Oct 18 at 9:09 AM
#53 Jill Oliver
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Route 53 is reinstated
Updated: Nov 22 at 9:26 AM
#60 Velma Warring
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Updated: Sep 4 at 7:58 AM
#70 Rob Kunz
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Updated: Sep 22 at 1:54 PM
#77 Rick Lackie
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Updated: Oct 28 at 2:55 PM
#79 Shelley van den Bos
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#80 Heather Molyneux
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#801 Cheryl McMillan
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Updated: Oct 28 at 6:02 PM
#802 Svetlana Koroleva
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#803 Missy McDonald
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#804 Bonnie Paget
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#805 Trent Prestie
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Updated: Oct 22 at 7:50 AM
#806 Kerry Sill
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#807 Claude Giguere
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Red Deer Lake

#50 Teresa Deacon
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Updated: Oct 27 at 4:06 PM
#54 Cindy Wimmenhove
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#55 Tim Beer
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#58 Russ Wright
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#71 Kelly Barron
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#72 Gail Stumpf
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Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#76 Diane Hartsook
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Updated: Sep 10 at 1:12 AM

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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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