When it comes to math skills, Canadian students are getting worse, not better. That was the finding of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) released December 3rd. Among the 65 nations that participate in the OECD study, Canada’s overall standing in math fell to 13th from 10th in 2009 and 7th in 2006.
Nova Scotia is no exception to this trend. The province has steadily declined since 2003 and its students scored significantly below the Canadian average. Clearly, something is wrong with the way Nova Scotia schools teach mathematics.