Ontario announced a new math curriculum that will be launched this September for grade 9 students, which replaces the applied and academic math streams and teaches students more real-life applications to math.
All students of classes 1-9 will now learn the same maths curriculum and education ministry officials say it will be one that makes arithmetic more relevant to everyday scenarios such as learning how to plan a budget, how a down payment works does and learning about movement. Share Market.
Officials say, for example, when students are being taught about graphs, they will learn to apply it to reading a cell phone plan. This would be applied to the motion of planes and skateboards when learning about speed, and data lessons could be applied to sports statistics.
Computer coding will also be compulsory and students will learn about the cultural origins of mathematics.
Last July Premier Doug Ford announced his government’s plan to phase out grade 9 educational streaming starting this fall.
Critics argued that the streaming process disproportionately affected racial and low-income students. Ontario is the only province that divides students into applied streams or academic tracks as they enter high school.
Ministry officials say lessons on how to teach the new curriculum for teachers will begin immediately and will continue in the coming school year.
Officials said that no decision has been taken yet on what will happen to the Class 10 maths syllabus.