Education Minister says Elementary Teachers need more Math training
Ontario's education minister says elementary
school teachers may need more professional development, after test
results show that their students are struggling with math skills.
The Education Quality and Accountability Office says nearly one in
five Grade 6 students do not meet the provincial math standard, even
after meeting the standard in Grade 3. Liz Sandals says many
elementary teachers come from an arts background and aren't as
comfortable teaching math as they are teaching reading or writing. Lagging math skills in elementary schools is a trend that
has been ongoing over the past five years.