Author Topic: Ontario Government of Doug Ford  (Read 10104 times)

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Offline Boges

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #240 on: March 13, 2019, 08:13:11 am »
Looks like Discovery Math is on the way out in Ontario

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/exclusive-new-math-curriculum-goes-back-to-the-basics

When we talk about evidence based policy, DoFo is right on the mark here. Ontario students aren't doing well with this math.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-pushes-for-more-teacher-training-as-math-score-hits-new-low/

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They showed that fewer than half of the province’s Grade 6 pupils – 49 per cent – met the provincial standard in math in the 2017-18 academic year, a one-percentage-point decline from the previous year and a five-percentage-point drop since 2014.

Among Grade 3 pupils, 61 per cent met the provincial standard in math. That was down one percentage point from the previous year and a six-percentage-point drop since 2014. (The provincial standard is equivalent to a B grade.)

In an e-mail on Tuesday to school board chairs, a copy of which was obtained by The Globe and Mail, Ms. Thompson asked districts to refocus one of their three mandatory professional activity day for teachers on arithmetic skills, and that they do so before the December holidays.

So either Ontario's well paid teachers are doing a shitty job teaching this method of math or perhaps it's not the best way to grasp the subject.