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Family/Community Engagement
Family/Community Engagement


Family / Community Engagement recognizes the important partnerships among educators, families, and communities that support mathematics education. Educators value the role of families and communities in supporting student learning.



System Actions

  • Identify mathematics as a focus for parent/guardian/family learning (e.g., symposiums, forums, etc.)

  • Create resources on the YRDSB's public website to support parents/guardians/families in understanding mathematics

  • Create resources on the BWW to support teachers in their work with parents/guardians/families around mathematics

  • Use the new K-12 Student/Teacher/Family Engagement Platform to support communication and engagement in the area of mathematics

  • Update Trustees and Advisory Committees (e.g., PEAC, SEAC, etc.) about the YRDSB mathematics strategy  

  • Support school teams in accessing provincial parent resources

  • Explicitly gather feedback about mathematics programming through the School Climate Survey for Parents/Guardians

  • Support and communicate about community connections designed to learn from and with each other in supporting student learning in mathematics

  • Provide multilingual support in understanding resources to meet the needs of the community

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School Actions

  • ​Provide an overview of a Comprehensive Math Program and how parents/guardians/families can support mathematics learning, using multilingual supports

  • Provide opportunities for families to engage in mathematics together to develop a growth mindset and positive disposition towards mathematics learning

  • Include a mathematics focus in school communications

  • Provide ongoing mathematics updates at School Council meetings

  • Invite in community partners to enhance students' understanding of mathematical contexts and related careers

  • Establish structures to regularly gather feedback and promote mathematics education with family and community members



Classroom Actions

  • Nurture a collaborative relationship with families to support effective learning environments at home, based on each child’s strengths and needs

  • Access and share appropriate resources with parents and community to support student learning (e.g., as found on the BWW math page Home Sc​hool Connections)

  • Include information and supports regarding mathematics in classroom communications to parents/guardians

  • Promote experiential mathematics learning opportunities through community partnerships (e.g., Junior Achievement, The Learning Partnership, etc.)

  • Increase awareness of multiple pathways in mathematics education







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