NUMERACY: the ability to understand and work with numbers. A solid foundation in numeracy gives students a wide range of choices in school and beyond. At St. Francis Xavier we help build a capacity and implement strategies to improve students' math skills. Although numeracy has its greatest concentration within the mathematics curriculum, numeracy can be found throughout all courses within grades 9 -12. St. Francis Xavier has implemented support strategies to help students at all levels of numeracy understanding through multiple departments.
After School Math Help: Every Tuesday and Thursday afterschool 2:30 – 3:30 in room 206
Grade 9 EQAO Modules: Monday and Wednesday after school 2:30 – 3:30 towards the end of the semester for five weeks. Permission forms are needed to participate. Free of charge. Ask your mathematics teacher for more information.
Free Online Math Tutoring: grade 9 and 10 students can register for free, government operated, online math tutoring. Available Sunday-Thursday 5:30 – 9:30 nightly. OEN (Ontario Education Number) needed to register. Website: https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/
Math Contests: Throughout the school year there are many math contests to compete in for students of all grade levels. Please listen to your announcements or ask your teacher.
EQAO Resources for Students:
Ontario Government Numeracy Strategy:
As part of the numeracy team the Guidance Department promotes numeracy for the students. They post posters outside of their department to inform students of various resources available to them outside of the school. Guidance encourages students to access the various in school and outside resources available to them. The Guidance Department has also made the homeworkhelp website available from each students' myblueprint account.