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.

 

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Monthly Math Newsletter

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

  • May 2024 - Number Sense Games

    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.

     

    ​​Pile it On: A Multiplication Game


    Introduce multiplication using any counters and dice. This game provides an excellent demonstration of how multiplication works. 

    Goal: Be the person with the most counters at the of the game.

    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.

  • Problem of the Month - April 2024

      How many rectangles (including squares) are there in this picture?  A three by three grid that forms a square consisting of 9 congruent squares.       

    Solution(s)

    There are 36 rectangles.  (There are twelve 1 x 2 rectangles, six 1 x 3 rectangles, four 2 x 3 rectangles, nine 1 x 1 squares, four 2 x 2 squares, and one 3 x 3 square)

    Math Problems