Making Math A Priority

Our math project will benefit 469 students from kindergarten to grade 8 at Armitage Village Public School in Newmarket. Our goal is to ensure that every student in all of our classrooms has access to important math materials and manipulatives that will enhance and support their math knowledge and ability to solve complex problems. We know through academic and business research that mathematics skills and knowledge impacts future successes for individuals throughout their working careers and lives. Strong math skills are a key indicator for later success! Unfortunately our math scores over the past five years as measured by EQAO, the standardized Provincial assessment for reading, writing and mathematics, are low. In fact, in grade 6 only 26% of our students met or exceeded the Provincial Standard this past spring. Our project is intended to address this achievement gap for all students at the school. We know that math learning needs to be a priority and that our students can be successful with the right supports and materials.

Funded by Newmarket (December 2018)