Students Build Interest in Engineering at Centennial

Students were teaching students at Centennial Public School in Waterloo on Friday, November 22, as University of Waterloo (UW) engineering students led a series of workshops designed to introduce grade 7 and 8 students to concepts in engineering, math and science. Stefan Winkelhage teaches science at Centennial and helped to coordinate the opportunity at the […]

Collaboration is Key for Math Class at Waterloo Collegiate Institute

At 8:15 am the bell rings, and students begin to file into class, signalling the beginning of another typical day at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI), but this certainly isn’t a typical math class. One look around the room is enough to know that, as the whiteboard topped desks are arranged in groups, rather than rows, […]

WRDSB closes gap to province on standardized tests

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) results in standardized tests for reading, writing and mathematics moved closer to the provincial average in results released by the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today. WRDSB now exceeds the provincial average in Grade 9 (Applied) Mathematics and for first-time eligible students for the OSSLT. WRDSB improved results […]

Smithson PS adds fun to Family Math Night

Family Math Night at Smithson Public School had an A+ attendance record with an overwhelming response from students and their parents! This hands-on, interactive event had more than 15 math activity stations everybody could enjoy, ranging from a reading nook with math books to problem-solving games that involved everyday math. The drop-in style evening proved to […]

Crestview PS holds their biggest science and math fair

The gymnasium was abuzz at Crestview Public School as more than 100 student science and math projects were on display. For several weeks, students were encouraged to explore topics they found interesting, and create a display for the fair based on their research. Topics and displays included magic tricks and the probability of picking certain […]

Grade 9 EQAO Results Show Room to Grow

New Strategy to build a foundation for learning Math Today, the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) release school board results for Grade 9 Academic and Applied Mathematics Assessments. The Waterloo Region District School Board’s results for Academic Mathematics fell two percentage points from 2014, with 81% of students achieving at levels 3 and 4. […]

WRDSB celebrates Education Week 2015

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, staff, administrators and families are celebrating Education Week in a variety of ways, with a continued focus and priority on mathematics. Efforts to improve mathematics instruction and student learning is progressing based on the following beliefs: “[We] value mathematics as an essential skill that all students must learn. A […]