Dismal EQAO math results 'wake-up call' to parents

Mathnasium owner and teacher Kate Murray shows some math tips to students Ella Verhoeven, 12, and...

Mathnasium owner and teacher Kate Murray shows some math tips to students Ella Verhoeven, 12, and her 8-year-old sister Peyton on Thursday, January 30, 2014. (Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun)

Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

Mathnasium owner Kate Murray thinks the latest dismal math results for Grade 3 and Grade 6 students was a real “wake-up call” for parents.

Murray said parents whose children use — or have decided to use — her Eglinton Ave. W. tutoring centre have become more “informed” in their questioning about the math curriculum since the province’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the results last summer.

Scott McMeekin, CEO of JUMP Math, which reaches 100,000 students across Canada, said at least the silver lining is that the results got a lot of people talking about “what can be done to improve student success rates” in math.


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