“The beauty in mathematics can be found in the process of deriving elegant and succinct approaches to resolving problems. Other times, messy problems and seeming chaos may culminate in beautiful, sometimes surprising, results that are both simple and generalizable. Most important, the beauty of mathematics is experienced when exciting breakthroughs in problem solving are made and an air of relief and awe is enjoyed. The two aspects of mathematics, aesthetics and application, are deeply interconnected.” (Ontario Curriculum, 2020)
At YRDSB: Students will be confident problem solvers who use mathematical knowledge, skills and processes to be contributing members of a changing society.
To support the learning and teaching of math, we have developed a board-wide Math Strategy. Math success for all students requires a strong partnership between home and school. That’s why we are committed to providing parents with the support they need to support the mathematical thinking of their child.
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Monthly Math Newsletter
Check out our monthly math newsletter for tips, resources and more to support math learning.
- Math Newsletter
Games and puzzles are a great way of practicing math skills while having fun. Playing games and doing puzzles support computational fluency, strategy development, and making connections between mathematical concepts.
There are many fun games you can play with a deck of regular playing cards that support math fluency.
Goal: Be the first player whose three cards have a sum of 24.
Math Problem of the Month
Here is the current math problem of the month as well as the previous month's problem with a solution and extension question.
- Math Problems
A person starts at 5 and counts by 10s, so they count 5, 15, 25, …
Another person starts at 700 and counts by 3s, so they count 700, 703, 706, …
If they start at the same time and say their numbers at the same rate, who will get over 1000 first?
Solution(s) will be posted at the end of the month!
- Math Problems
If you roll two six-sided fair dice are you more likely to get an even result if you add the top numbers or if you multiply them?
You are more likely to get an even result if you multiply the dice. If you add them the probability of getting an even number is ½. If you multiply the numbers, the probability of getting an even number is ¾.