K-5 students who struggle with math problems may need to take a math class in elementary school or a specialized math curriculum that covers math in high school, according to the province’s chief math educator.
Math and science education minister Diane Deans said Monday that the new program will allow educators to develop curriculum in the high school classroom to support students who have trouble with math.
She said the new curriculum will be delivered at the same time and at the level of students who are most in need.
“We have to think about it as a transition.
It’s a transition to a new way of teaching math and science.
We’re going to have to have a conversation with parents and we’re going the right way, Diane Debs said at a news conference.
Deans said the province is also working with local school boards to ensure that students with learning difficulties are included in the new math curriculum.
She did not say whether the new mathematics curriculum will include a teacher-led program, a key element of the province having one teacher in every classroom.
Math, science and technology experts say the new programs are an important step in the province moving away from a “zero-sum” approach to teaching.
But some parents say the changes will leave them feeling left out.”
It seems like we’re just getting away with it, and we don’t really need to talk to anybody about it,” said Laura Karp, a parent and teacher at a high school in Surrey, B.C. “We’re getting away from teaching children to be able to learn to read and write.
“Karp said she thinks the new education minister’s comments were a missed opportunity to address the issue.”
The federal government has pledged to bring in more teachers in Canada’s classrooms by 2020. “
If they are in classrooms, it should be a safe place for students to learn.”
The federal government has pledged to bring in more teachers in Canada’s classrooms by 2020.
But many experts say this will only be possible if the education system is adequately funded and maintained.