Because rich, open-ended questioning is the starting point for effective inquiry or for addressing a problem, it is important that teachers model this style of questioning for their students and allow students multiple opportunities to ask, and find answers to, their own questions.

Problem Solving Model (developed and used by the Elmdale Staff)


Problem solving


More information coming soon: 

- Problem Solving sample questions

- Description of 3-Part Math Model: 

- OCDSB Balanced Math document

NEW Video on Math Development for Parents

 Watch and share EQAO’s NEW video for parents titled 

“How Many Nickels Make a Dollar? The Importance of Proportional Reasoning in Your Child’s Math Development.”

Proportional reasoning is an important mathematical way of thinking needed for much of the math that’s used in school and in everyday life. The video explains what proportional reasoning is, why it’s important and what parents can do to support its development in their children.

Visit resource websites: 

We love Marian Small!  Click here to visit her website

You will find incredible resources on her website, include many of the recent presentations she offered to boards, schools, and parent groups. 





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