New Math Curriculum for Elementary Students

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Ontario government has released the new elementary math curriculum. The curriculum was developed in consultation with parents, math educators, academics and math education experts. It will be available to students across the province beginning in September 2020.

The new math curriculum for Grades 1-8 will:

  • Build an understanding of the value and use of money through mandatory financial literacy concepts;
  • For the first time, teach coding or computer programming skills starting in Grade 1 to improve problem-solving and fluency with technology, to prepare students for jobs of the future;
  • Use relevant, current, and practical examples so students can connect math to everyday life;
  • Put a focus on fundamental math concepts and skills, such as learning and recalling number facts.

The changes will be available on the new Curriculum and Resources website. This site is a digital space where anyone can access curriculum and learning resources. This platform will help parents, students, and teachers see connections between learning in different grades and subjects.