Fulford Academy has an Equal Balance
approach to Mathematics (as opposed to Traditional Math
, Discovery Math
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These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
Mathematics at schools on OurKids.net
Equal balance - 68%
Traditional math - 27%
Discovery math - 5%
What Fulford Academy says: At Fulford Academy, we believe that students in mathematics learn best when the content of the math course, regardless of level, is integrated into the problem-solving model. Whenever possible we strive to present students with real-world problems that relate to the mathematical concepts they are learning each day. Our students explore situations using experimentation and other hands-on methods of gathering data and connect the calculations and problem-solving strategies they are using to the mathematical concepts outlined by the Ontario Curriculum. Our teachers work hard to ensure the mathematics is practical, engaging and applicable to a wide variety of life pathways. We work hard to ensure our students have the foundation and skills they need to be good problem-solvers in whichever future they choose. This open and engaging classroom style ensures that all students are able to contribute and fosters a positive and successful mathematics experience.
Textbooks and supplementary materials: When texts are needed our program uses the Nelson Education family of texts. We also rely on other multimedia tools such as Khan Academy, Desmos, Geogebra and other interactive mathematics tools.
Calculator policy: All Grade 7–12 students are expected to bring a scientific calculator (with features such as ,x , x2, and the primary trigonometric function sine, cosine and tangent) to every Math class. For grades 9 - 12, a graphing calculator is an asset, but not a requirement.