Ministry of Education
Ontario Providing Students with More Math Support
Students Benefiting from More Math Instruction, New Technologies
Oakville, ON – Jan 31, 2017
Ontario is providing a variety of resources both inside and outside the classroom to help students improve their achievement in math.
Today, Education Minister Mitzie Hunter met with students and teachers at St. Mary Elementary School in Oakville to discuss a variety of initiatives underway to increase math achievement.
Ontario has taken a number of steps to support students and parents, including:
-Implementing an improved math strategy that ensures teachers in Grades 1 to 8 now spend 60 minutes per day focusing on effective instruction in math. The strategy also includes having up to three math lead teachers in all elementary schools, and opportunities for educators to deepen their knowledge in math learning, teaching and leading, including a dedicated math Professional Development Day.
-Supporting TVO mPower, a creative, game-based math resource developed in partnership with Ontario teachers and students. It fosters positive attitudes towards math in children from Kindergarten through Grade 6, while developing foundational numeracy and math skills in the classroom. mPower will continue to be rolled out in classrooms this year as a free tool to strengthen learning, understanding, and real world application of the Ontario math curriculum.
Strengthening math skills for students across the province is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.