Mathematics

 

Operational Goal: Overall Implementation Status
Increase the percentage of students achieving at provincial
standard by 8 per cent yearly on the Primary (Grade 3), Junior
(Grade 6) and Intermediate (Grade 9 Applied) EQAO math
assessments for three years.

 

Implementing our Strategies

Lead Strategies Status
Learning Services
and Schools
Develop and implement the WRDSB comprehensive mathematics
strategy in all Kindergarten to Grade 9 classrooms.
Learning Services
and Schools
Provide professional learning opportunities to teachers on effective
instructional and assessment strategies to implement the WRDSB
comprehensive mathematics strategy.
Learning Services
and Schools
Provide professional learning opportunities to administrators on
effective practices to support the implementation of the WRDSB
comprehensive mathematics strategy in all schools.
Corporate Services/
Learning Services
Share with parents/guardians/caregivers strategies for supporting
students’ mathematics learning outside of school.
Human Resource
Services
Target recruiting for the Occasional Teacher Roster, Long Term
Occasional list and contract teachers with a math background
and/or qualifications.
Business Services Support physical resources in classrooms with the on-going purchase
of soundfields, whiteboards and other resources.
Learning Services
and Schools
Build system leader capacity to utilize technology-enabled tools to
support effective school improvement planning and monitor the impact
of strategies for improved instruction and student performance.
Corporate Services Develop the needed tools to support staff, students and parents/guardians/
caregivers in accessing necessary information related to math resources
(eg. classroom practices, celebrating successes) through a collaborative and
project-based approach.

 

Measuring our Progress

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Level 3 & 4 meet the Ontario Provincial Standard for final marks, Level 1 & 2 are below the standard.
For learning skill evaluation on elementary report cards E stands for excellent, G for good, S for satisfactory and N for needs improvement.

Grade 3 and Grade 6 Midterm Report Card Marks (Number Sense and Numeracy)

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students at or above a level 3 versus those below a level 3 from 2012 to 2017.

Grade 3 and Grade 6 Midterm Report Card Learning Skills

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students with an E or G versus S and N in the learning skill of Responsibility between 2012 and 2017.

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students with an E or G versus S and N in the learning skill of Organization between 2012 and 2017.

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students with an E or G versus S and N in the learning skill of Independent Work between 2012 and 2017.

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students with an E or G versus S and N in the learning skill of Collaboration between 2012 and 2017.

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students with an E or G versus S and N in the learning skill of Initiative between 2012 and 2017.

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students with an E or G versus S and N in the learning skill of Self-Regulation between 2012 and 2017.

Grade 9 Applied Semester 1 Report Card Marks

This chart shows the percentage of Grade 9 Applied students at or above a level 3 versus those below a level 3 between 2012 and 2017.

Family Math Nights

School-hosted family nights increased by 50%:

2015/16 – 21 Family Math Nights (estimated)
2016/17 – 31 Family Math Nights

Here is a selection of feedback collected from the 31 schools that held Family Math Nights in the 2016/17 School Year:

  • “We wanted parents to first understand how their children are learning math at Mackenzie King in 2017. It is a collaborative, problem solving and mental math approach, which is likely very different than the way most of them learned math.”
  • “The highlight of the evening was definitely our students who demonstrated how they were using technology to support their learning.”
  • “It was an amazing effort by a great number of teachers to help educate our parents so they can better understand the Comprehensive Math Strategy.”
  • “I did not realize that by playing that game I was helping with math”
  • “My son showed leadership tonight”
  • “Doing recipes was a wonderful way for my daughter to learn math”
  • “Each class created math games that they could share with families. They rotated through the stations which were run by students.”
  • “We traditionally have a difficult time engaging our community and getting them out to events. This event was attended by at least 200 people and parents expressed their appreciation for the package of games.”

School Improvement Plans Referring to Mathematics Goals

100% of our schools now include math goals in their school improvement plans.

Teachers Hired with Mathematics Qualifications

145 of the 363 elementary teachers hired to the occasional roster, long-term occasional list and contact list have math qualifications.

Number of Classrooms Equipped with Soundfields

Soundfields are classroom tools used to aid in audio delivery in the classroom, to improve student understanding and engagement.

465 of 2063 elementary teaching spaces
7 of 941 secondary teaching spaces
6 of 36 alternate teaching spaces (e.g. U-Turn)
478 of 3040 total teaching spaces across the school board