Mathematics

“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.

 

What is my child learning?

 

Monthly Math Newsletter

Check out our monthly math newsletter for tips, resources and more to support math learning. 

  • September 2021 - Financial Literacy

    Welcome to a new school year and a new year of mathematical thinking!

    The math curriculum has financial literacy expectations from grades 1 to 9 and 11.  Here are some suggestions for activities that families can do together to support learning about financial literacy. 

    Primary (Grades 1 to 3):

    Math Newsletter

 

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.

  • September 2021 - Math Problem

    A set of stairs has 24 steps numbered 1 to 24 going up.  A rabbit can only hop 3 or 5 steps forward or backward.  Starting at the bottom (step 0), is there a step that can not be reached?

    Solution to be posted at the end of the month!

    Math Problems
  • June 2021 - Math Problem

    What is the smallest number that is divisible by the numbers 1, 2, 3, …, 10?

    Solution:

    2520.  What about the smallest number divisible by the numbers 1, 2, 3, …, 20?

    Math Problems