Team Canada Wins Big At World Math Competition
Spirit of Math takes home Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals while exclusively representing Canada in Beijing, China
While recent standardized testing results have shown that Ontario day school students are falling behind provincial standards in mathematics, one after-school program changed the narrative at the 2017 World Mathematical Olympiad (WMO) on August 12th, 2017 in Beijing, China.
Soley representing Canada at the international mathematics competition, a group of 12 students (grades 3–6) from Spirit of Math Schools — a unique and exclusive after-school mathematics program for high-performing and gifted students in grades Kindergarten to 11 — earned gold, silver, and bronze medals, demonstrating that students taking math enrichment programs, can break the trends in Ontario of failing to meet provincial standards in mathematics.
“Students who attend Spirit of Math, enter the program with the understanding that the curriculum will be challenging, they must keep up with the work, and they must have at least a B+, or equivalent, to enter into the program,” says Kim Langen, CEO and Co-Founder of Spirit of Math. “Their own motivation, and the motivation of the adults around them is critical for the starting point.”
According to standardized testing conducted by the Toronto-based Education Quality and Accountability Office, only 50% of Grade 6 students in Ontario are meeting provincial standards in mathematics. While math performance amongst Ontario elementary and middle school students is declining, students at Spirit of Math Schools Inc. (SoM) are excelling beyond their peers in their day schools.
To find out more, please visit www.spiritofmath.com or call 416-223-1985.