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Ontario Helping Students Succeed In Math

McGuinty Government Providing Free Online Math Tutoring For Students and Parents

Ministry of Education

Ontario is helping students succeed in math by reaching out to them online.

Through Homework Help -- a website that provides free online math help to Ontario students in grades 7 to 10 -- students are receiving the help they need to learn and pass math.  And parents are getting the tools they need to help with their kids' assignments.

Homework Help tutors have helped students answer 40,000 questions this year. Popular questions include:

  • If a person is running 15 km per hour, how long would it take to run 18 km? (Grade 7)
  • A blueprint for a new house has a scale of 1:50. One room is 4/8 m by 6/4 m. What is the size of the room on the blueprint? (Grade 8)
  • Write each per cent as a decimal: 45%, 135%, 0.7% (Grade 8)
  • If y=2, what is -1+4y? (Grade 9)
  • The rabbit's jump was longer than the cat's by 15 cm. The rabbit's jump was 1.04 times as long as the cat's. How far did each jump? (Grade 9)
  • Factoring trinomials, for example: 8b2-10b+2 (Grade 10).

Initiatives like Homework Help are part of the McGuinty government's plan to build the best-educated workforce in the world. That leads to more investment and creates good jobs for families.

Quick Facts

  • About 600,000 students in 60 English school boards have access to free 24/7 online math help.
  • Homework Help is funded by the province and delivered by TVO's Independent Learning Centre.
  • Live tutoring from certified Ontario teachers is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday to Thursday.
  • Parents can now help their children by signing up for a free account for math tips, exercises and more.
  • Through SOS Devoirs, all 90,000 of Ontario's French-language students have access to an online tutoring service for grades 1 to 12.

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“Student success is a top priority for our government. Homework Help is a strong program that is helping parents and students with math homework, at no cost to them.”

Laurel Broten

Minister of Education

“Homework Help really helped me! The teachers who volunteer as online tutors never quit. They made sure I understood the math homework I was working on, no matter how long it took. I also found it fun to learn online.”

Emily Lessel

Grade 9 student

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