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My name is Carrie Knoll and I work in the Math Faculty at the University of Waterloo as a lecturer,
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And I work specifically in the CEMC, where I'm the Lead for the Digital Resources.
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The CEMC offers many online resources to support both Curricular and
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Enrichment levels in Mathematics and Computer Science.
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The Courseware is so... it's so multifaceted in how it can help the different students in my classroom.
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There are students that use it for review,
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there are students that use the interactive components,
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and there are students that can dive into some of the exercise questions.
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And having all of those different things going on in my classroom,
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is not something I can do alone as a teacher.
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The CEMC Courseware has over three hundred thousand users from dozens of different countries.
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So what we put online might range from a single problem, to a few worksheets, all the way up to a full curricular resource.
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The CEMC's Problem of the Week is a widely used resource. We estimate that over 1 million people view this resource every week.
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So The Problem of the Week questions are really great for the students to dive into a really fun problem at their own level.
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To create the CEMC courseware we have CEMC Faculty members working closely with Content Experts,
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which would be grade school or high school teachers and many multimedia developers.
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While most of our resources are created with students and teachers in mind,
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we hope that anyone and everyone with an interest in Mathematics will use these resources.
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I think it's important for students to have opportunities to work with math, when it might not be about grades or assessment.
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A lot of our resources are not geared towards assessment or assessing someone's current ability in Mathematics,
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but really to try and foster an interest in Mathematics, enjoyment when it comes to Mathematics, and confidence in Mathematics.