In January of this year, a motion was made at our COPACS meeting to form a committee and examine the issue of how math was being taught in our schools. A concerned parent from our District had started a math petition that garnered interest throughout British Columbia and beyond our province. Specifically, concerns were raised to us regarding our student's lack of understanding and proficiency in the fundamentals of arithmetic at the elementary level prior to being advanced to middle school. The Math Committee would like to share this petition, for your information, with the parents and tax payers of SD #63 (Saanich). Please read through this petition and consider signing it if you wish. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/mastering-the-basics-of-mathematics-in-bc-schools.html As always, please feel free to forward your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to forward them to the Math Committee. If you wish to remain anonymous, please just let us know.