Mathematics Curriculum

Alberta is recognized worldwide as a leader in the development of quality curriculum. The revised Kindergarten to Grade 12 Mathematics program maintains this standard by integrating current research, developments, and trends in Math learning and teaching.

Alberta's Math programs require that students can not only add, subtract, multiply and divide but that they also know how to reason and solve problems in real-life situations. The Math programs were developed in collaboration with post-secondary institutions, teachers, administrators, and parents. The program is aligned with the most up-to-date research into the teaching and learning of Math.

Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies 

Clarifications to the Alberta Math Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies and to Mathematics curriculum support documents were updated effective September 2014. The updates clarify expectations regarding the mastering of basic number facts and the use of strategies from Grades 1 to 5.

Grade 10 - 12 Program of Studies

In high school, not all students have the same needs or goals. Students have the ability to choose the Mathematics courses that will help them in the future. For help on choosing the right sequence in high school, click here.

Supporting Teachers and Parents with the Current Math Program

To assist school authorities and parents, Alberta Education has created a number of online resources.

A series of five videos for parents introduces how elementary students are communicating, solving problems, using technology and applying strategies in Mathematics.

Also, Alberta Education has Frequently Asked Questions to address some concerns from parents.