S.M.A.R.T. Math

Supporting Math Anxiety and Resilience Together

Grades 4-6 *NEW*

With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), LDANR’s math programming is back! This project will pilot a small-group math intervention program for children in Grades 4-6! S.M.A.R.T. is designed for children who are demonstrating difficulties in mathematics and showing signs of math anxiety. This program will focus on both improving children’s math skills while also improving their confidence in their math abilities!

Children will work on math fact fluency (automaticity), number sense and computation (relationships between numbers, counting, etc.), and math applications (time, money, shapes, etc.) in a group setting and have an opportunity to work one-on-one with a math instructor in the area of their greatest need.

Program Coordinator: Steph McCorriston | smccorriston@Ldaniagara.org

Cost: Non-LDA Member fee: $100   |   LDA Member fee: $65

An annual family LDA Membership fee is $50. For more information on the LDA Membership program click here.

*If you require financial assistance, please click here to fill out a program subsidy application.

Spring 2019 Schedule


Spring 2019 SMART Math Brochure

*Locations subject to change.

St. Catharines
Location: Oakridge Public School
Dates: April 30th – June 20th (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Time: 6 – 7 pm
Duration: 8 weeks (16 sessions)

Niagara Falls
Location: Cardinal Newman Catholic Elementary
Dates: April 29th – June 24th (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Time: 6 – 7 pm
Duration: 8 weeks (16 sessions)

This project is generously funded by:

What people are saying about S.M.A.R.T.:

My child struggles in math. She gets frustrated and shuts down. This program helped my child gain confidence and see that we live in a world of math. She loved the positive feedback that they gave to every child
– S.M.A.R.T. Parent, Fall 2017

[My daughter’s] teacher cannot believe the difference in [my daughter]. I have noticed an increased confidence and willingness to answer questions.
– S.M.A.R.T. Parent, Fall 2017

Before starting in the S.M.A.R.T. Math program, our son had a strong dislike for math, mostly due to his lack of confidence with math. He would easily become frustrated with the simplest of equations. Since he has been enrolled in SMART, we have noticed less anxiety and frustration with math. When answering questions, he is much more confident and struggles less. Although he still doesn’t love math, this program will make his success in it easier.
– S.M.A.R.T. Parent, Spring 2017

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