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As information and technology continues to change how we do things, society needs people who can:

  • think critically about complex issues;
  • analyze and adapt to new situations;
  • solve problems of various kinds; and
  • communicate their thinking.

Math gives students knowledge, skills and habits that are needed for success in the future.

A student in Junior Kindergarten in 2018 will graduate in 2032. Our goal at HWDSB, is to prepare them to succeed in a world we can’t imagine yet.


 

To better support parents in today’s math curriculum the following resources have been developed and compiled:

  • Highlights of student learning in each grade through the Ontario Curriculum
  • An example of a math lesson in a classroom in Student Learning
  • Hearing from children about why they are learning math this way in Change in Teaching
  • Links to resources for parents to support their child at home in Helping Your Child
  • An explanation of HWDSB’s Renewed Math Strategy and how we are supporting students and staff

Elementary

Math Storytime (Grades K-2)
The Math Storytime app and web site are designed for parents to explore math concepts with their children (ages 5 to 7) through stories. Also available in French.

What is my Child Learning in Math? (Grades 1-3)
These illustrated guides highlight overall and specific expectations by grade level. They provide visuals of key mathematical concepts, tips about the math for parents, and sample activities that can support student learning at home.

Working in Numbers Sense (Grades 1-3)
Activities are designed for you to engage with your child to deepen understanding and build fluency of mathematical concepts.

Doing Mathematics with your Child (Grades K-6)
The activities in this guide were selected to help your child see math in everyday activities. They also build on children’s love of games. And they support the learning expectations in the Ontario mathematics curriculum. This guide is available in 13 other languages.

Guides to Effective Instruction (Grades K-6)
These guides for grades K-6, provide practical applications to help students achieve the curriculum expectations in mathematics.

Home Connections (Grades 1-6)
Home connections are printable Grade 1 to 6 mathematics activities to connect the learning in the classroom to experiences at home.

Inspiring your Child to Learn and Love Math (Grades K-8)
A tool kit for parents of children in the elementary grades in Ontario. The goal of this resource is to provide research-based information to help parents strengthen their own knowledge and understanding, as well as confidently support their child’s learning in mathematics. It emphasizes the many ways in which parents play an important role in their child’s education.

Edugains Support (Grades K-12)
EduGAINS is a website that houses ministry developed resources to support student learning in Ontario schools.

Math Resources (Grades K-12)
A series of video and audio clips that explain how students learn math in today’s classrooms.

Clips (Grades K-12)
A web-based interactive mathematics supports for students. The site offers interactive lessons, activities, games, quizzes and learning tools developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education. CLIPS provide precise, personalized activities for learning, re-learning or enrichment.

Mathies Games (Grades K-12)
Offers a number of fun, interactive virtual games. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. These games help students understand key mathematical concepts. Games continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and support teaching and learning strategies commonly used in today’s mathematics classrooms.

Mathies Learning Tools (Grades K-12)
Allows students to explore and deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. Learning Tools continue to be developed by The Ontario Ministry of Education and are similar to the manipulatives students commonly use in today’s classrooms.

Homework Help (Grades 7-10)
A free online resource for grade 7 to 10 Ontario math students. It provides 24/7 resources and real time one on one online tutoring with Ontario Certified Teachers. Tutors are available during the school year 5:30 to 9:30 ET from Sunday to Thursday. Homework Help tutors will help students understand mathematical concepts they started learning in class.

Partnering with your Teen in Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
Provides information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and other family members on ways to support the development of their teen’s mathematical abilities. This document contains information on understanding the adolescent learner, different ways of learning, engaging in conversations with your teen, and supporting mathematical thinking, learning and work habits.

Secondary

Edugains Support (Grades K-12)
EduGAINS is a website that houses ministry developed resources to support student learning in Ontario schools.

Math Resources (Grades K-12)
A series of video and audio clips that explain how students learn math in today’s classrooms.

Clips (Grades K-12)
A web-based interactive mathematics supports for students. The site offers interactive lessons, activities, games, quizzes and learning tools developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education. CLIPS provide precise, personalized activities for learning, re-learning or enrichment.

Mathies Games (Grades K-12)
Offers a number of fun, interactive virtual games. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. These games help students understand key mathematical concepts. Games continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and support teaching and learning strategies commonly used in today’s mathematics classrooms.

Mathies Learning Tools (Grades K-12)
Allows students to explore and deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. Learning Tools continue to be developed by The Ontario Ministry of Education and are similar to the manipulatives students commonly use in today’s classrooms.

Homework Help (Grades 7-10)
A free online resource for grade 7 to 10 Ontario math students. It provides 24/7 resources and real time one on one online tutoring with Ontario Certified Teachers. Tutors are available during the school year 5:30 to 9:30 ET from Sunday to Thursday. Homework Help tutors will help students understand mathematical concepts they started learning in class.

Partnering with your Teen in Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
Provides information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and other family members on ways to support the development of their teen’s mathematical abilities. This document contains information on understanding the adolescent learner, different ways of learning, engaging in conversations with your teen, and supporting mathematical thinking, learning and work habits.

Parents

Articles
A list of articles that speak to how math is taught today, why it is taught this way, and the importance of parental support.

Renewed Math Strategy Resources
A series of resources for parents to help explain Ontario’s Renewed Math Strategy

 

 

 

HWDSB has made a commitment to continuing to work with Principals and teachers to identify and share effective and innovative learning, teaching and leading practices through the development of a Renewed Math Strategy.

Math Learner

Vision of the Math Learner

HWDSB’s math strategy supports students to build a solid foundation that will enable them to apply their knowledge in the classroom and the real world. It also provides teachers with the skills and tools to implement effective mathematics teaching, which the organization believes will lead to improved student outcomes.

Teachers and principals are a big focus of our Renewed Math Strategy. Our professional learning plan features learning opportunities for principals and teachers. This includes monthly learning sessions for principals that are designed to build an understanding of the instructional practices supporting the development of operational sense and quantity relationships.

The strategy focuses on two key strategies for teachers to implement:

  • Knowing our learners through formative assessment – What they know and do not know
  • Responding to student learning need through targeted instruction – building on knowledge to address what is not known.

Teachers are also offered two in-house Ontario College of Teachers additional qualification courses in mathematics. These courses help our staff build professional knowledge and improve their teaching practice.

 

Updated on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
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