Understanding the value of mathematics education
Mathematical skills, along with reading and writing, are fundamental to your child’s success both in school and beyond the classroom.
Parents have a significant role to play in student learning by actively supporting and reinforcing what is learned at school.
To ensure that your child is prepared for high school and for future post-secondary studies or the workforce, you must become involved early—and stay involved over the school years—to reinforce your child’s skills and positive attitudes toward mathematics.
Alberta’s revised mathematics program
Alberta is recognized worldwide as a leader in the development of quality curriculum. The revised Kindergarten to Grade 12 mathematics program maintains this standard by integrating current research, developments and trends in mathematics learning and teaching.
Most of what students are learning is as familiar as the mathematics you learned when you were in school. The change in mathematics is not so much in what students are learning but in how students are engaged with and learning the mathematics.
One of the changes to the mathematics program is the concept that there are multiple approaches to solving problems. Students will gain skill and understanding that there is more than one way to solve a problem and that some methods are more effective than others.
To learn more about the revised mathematics programs, we encourage you to take a look at the
My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource. This resource provides in-depth information on what students are expected to learn at each grade level and provides concise grade-at-a-glance information.
Kindergarten to Grade 9 Implementation is now complete!
Alberta Education began to roll out the revised mathematics curriculum, province-wide, through a staggered implementation schedule which began in 2007 to ease the transition on students, teachers and school jurisdictions as well publishers who provide learning resources.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 province-wide are currently being taught mathematics using the revised mathematics curriculum.
The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia, through a grant from Alberta Education, has developed a series of fact sheets for parents about the Kindergarten to Grade 9 mathematics program. These resources offer valuable information about what children are learning and how parents can support their child’s learning of mathematics.
High school implementation continues!
Implementation continues with the new 30-level courses in the 2012–2013 school year.
The following web pages offer you detailed information about course selection and describe various options your child can choose in high school.