“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.
June 2023 - Math in the Summer MonthsMath Newsletter
With summer fast approaching we wanted to take some time and explore different ways you can engage children with math while they are not in school.
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.
Problem of the Month - June 2023Math Problems
Suppose there was one of six prizes inside your favourite box of cereal.
How many boxes of cereal would you expect to have to buy to get all six prizes?
Simulate this with a six-sided die. Roll the die and keep track of how many rolls it takes to get all 6 numbers.
Repeat the experiment several times.
Approximate the answer to this question by finding the mean (arithmetic average) of all of your results
Problem of the Month - May 2023Math Problems
Can you find four consecutive numbers which add up to 10?
How about four consecutive numbers that add to 22? How about 110?
1+2+3+4=10; 4+5+6+7=22; 26+27+28+29=110.
Can you find four consecutive numbers that add to 298?