De-streaming the Grade 9 Ontario Math Curriculum
The Ontario Government has decided to eliminate grade 9 math streaming in all Ontario school boards starting September 2021. The justification for the de-streaming is to give students more opportunity to choose any education path they’d like in the future. In the past students who have chosen to be in the Applied stream would only have the opportunity to go into college, whereas the University stream allowed students to apply to University or College programs. Giving students this opportunity to decide later on what they’d like to pursue for secondary education will encourage students who never thought they’d go to College or University to chase their dreams.
Although de-streaming is definitely encouraged by many teachers, teachers are now given the challenge to ensure that all their students' needs are met. These classes will have students of all academic levels, which could make it difficult for students to have their needs met as many students will not get the necessary help or challenge they need to continue to be engaged and successful in the classroom. This is where VNPS and Thinkingclassroom come into play!
How can VNPS and Thinkingclassroom help?
Here are some elements of the thinking classroom that will allow all students to think and succeed when working out problems in your math class.
How does Wipebook Come into play?
Wipebook products are the perfect VNPS tool for students, the Wipebook Flipchart provides 10 removable whiteboard flipchart paper that can be put anywhere around the classroom, the graph side provides students with the perfect math workspace. The students are able to move them around and be comfortable working on a whiteboard surface anywhere they need. The Wipebook Workbooks are another great tool for students and teachers, personalized whiteboards do not have to be large and bulky. Our Workbooks provide 4 different surfaces that include graph, lined and blank, they are thin, easy to use and come in packs of 25!! They allow students to write their ideas down and work out math problems.
Wipebook products are here to help educators make their classroom a place where ALL students can learn and succeed.
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