Thames Valley District School Board

2016 Annual Report

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Renewed Math Strategy Math

 

In April 2016, the Ministry of Education announced Ontario's Renewed Mathematics Strategy.  “The Renewed Mathematics Strategy is an Early Years to Grade 12 strategy that leverages the collective knowledge and skills from our shared successes of the past to focus on improving student achievement in mathematics.  The strategy will provide new forms of support to all schools, increased support to some schools, and intensive support to a select group of schools with the greatest needs in mathematics.  In secondary schools, support will centre on students taking compulsory courses in Applied Mathematics.”

 

The Thames Valley has aligned the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA) as well as the Numeracy Strategic Priority with the Renewed Mathematics Strategy.  Lead teachers have been established in all elementary schools.  Coaching support is available for all elementary and secondary mathematics teachers as well as school administrators in order to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. The partnership between the mathematics and special education teams has been strengthened to support the diverse mathematical learning needs of all students, in particular those with identified learning disabilities. In addition, the mathematics team has collaborated with the Thames Valley Parent Involvement Committee (TVPIC) to engage parents in their children's learning of mathematics.  Partnerships have also been established with Western University to closely examine effective teaching practices in mathematics.  Through all of these supports, Thames Valley is committed to provide students with the mathematical skills they will need to be successful.