What are the fundamentals of math?

Ontario’s focus on the fundamentals of math will help Ontario students achieve higher math results and will better position them for success in daily living and the jobs of tomorrow. It will also help them connect what they are learning in school to real life, and how to solve everyday problems.

Making sure that students have a strong understanding of math fundamentals is one of the best ways to prepare them for success, now and in the future. As students’ progress through elementary school, they will develop their ability to think mathematically, learn about different concepts and relationships, and how to apply their knowledge. These concepts include addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, which will help to set the stage for more advanced skills, including algebra, and working with integers and decimals, among others.