Math Skills Lacking In Ontario Schools

Elementary students will get more 'rithmetic this fall

Math scores in Ontario are not adding up for the government. Half of grade six students did not make the grade in the latest standardized testing. In fact, it’s a problem in all provinces but Quebec. Grade three numbers are off as well. This, as standards in reading and writing increase. Elementary students in Ontario will be getting additional mandatory math time starting this fall – 60 minutes a day – despite suggestions a back-to-basics approach might be better, one that emphasizes repetition and drills over problem-solving. Click here for more on this story.

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