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The Math Problem: Back to basics

The Hamilton Spectator – Joanna Frketich

“There are no signs of stopping the decade of decline in elementary school math scores. Despite years of alarm, the number of Ontario students in Grades 3 and 6 meeting the provincial standard continues to tumble — 10 percentage points and counting in the last four years alone at Hamilton public schools. “There are many reasons,” said Mary Reid, assistant professor specializing in math at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. “We can’t pinpoint one area.” Most agree the problem isn’t the kids.”(more)

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