The new curriculum, announced by the Ontario government on Tuesday, was created for two years with the help of parents, mathematics instructors, academics and mathematics education experts.
“I promised parents that we will fix the broken education system we inherited, return to the foundations and teach our children the mathematical foundations they need for lifelong success,” said Ontario government chief Premier Doug Ford. .
The mathematics curriculum of the Canadian province was last updated in 2005. By adding skills such as coding and financial literacy, it will encourage “critical skills to help our students prepare and succeed in the modern world and for the modern workforce.”
The new curriculum will also focus on connecting mathematics to everyday life and math concepts and skills such as learning and remembering number concepts.
Meanwhile, the US ranked 27th below average.