The study of mathematics equips students with knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that are essential to successfully and fully participating in society. Mathematics requires individuals to think critically about complex issues, analyse and adapt to new situations, solve problems of various kinds and communicate their thinking effectively.
The Halton District School Board continues to implement its provincially recognized strategic Mathematics Plan with a focus on professional learning and parent engagement.
Our Math Plan includes:
- providing every elementary school with math resources to support students in the classroom
- teacher leadership in mathematics in every elementary school (e.g., math coach or lead teacher)
- professional learning in support of excellence in mathematics instruction (e.g., school-based, regional learning and additional qualifications in mathematics), and
- regional events to engage and inform parents/guardians (e.g., DreamBox learning, Growth Mindset, Kids don’t know their facts!, etc.)