Grade 9 Math Curriculum – New Focus
Similar to the changes in the 2020 math curriculum, the new curriculum will involve more real-life applications of math and include lessons on coding, data, financial literacy, mathematical modelling, and other elements of STEM. In addition, the new math curriculum will eliminate the controversial practice of “streaming”. Students were previously streamed into “academic” and “applied” math courses in Grade 9, in which many believed discriminated against students from marginalized communities. Studies indicate that streaming disproportionately impacts the graduation rates and post-secondary opportunities of Black and low-income students. Currently, Ontario is the only province in Canada where streaming is still common in public schools. The “modernized” curriculum is believed to contribute to easing the situation.
Training Courses for Teachers
Ontario’s government is planning to provide $40 million in funding to train educators on the new math course, including anti-racism and anti-discrimination training. However, the training over the summer before the school starts in September is not mandatory for educators and teachers. Harvey Bischof criticized the timing and implementation of the new math course announcement. Marit Stiles and other critics emphasized the need for smaller class sizes and one-on-one learning opportunities for student success.
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Ontario education minister reveals details of new Grade 9 math curriculum – https://www.cbc.ca/
Ontario removes streaming in new Grade 9 math curriculum. Here’s what will change – https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/
Here’s What Ontario’s Grade 9 Math Course Looks Like & It’s What You Wish You Had Learned – https://www.narcity.com/
Ontario unveils new Grade 9 math curriculum that eliminates streaming – https://www.thestar.com/