Mathematics / Numeracy

The Place of Mathematics in the Curriculum 

Our department is committed to excellence in teaching. In order to meet the demands of the world in which our students will live where they will need to adapt to an ever changing environment, they will need to think critically and solve problems.

We work as a Math team to make sure that an inclusive and respectful learning environment is created for all students. Real life applications are incorporated in everyday math learning. Furthermore, new technological applications are applied so students can learn mathematics effectively. 

We are very proud of their great results from the last year 2016-2017 EQAO numeracy test. Almost 90% of grade 9 students passed the EQAO test. Furthermore, our students performed at or above Provincial Standard (Level 3 and 4) nearly 10% higher than the overall students of TDSB.

We are continuing to enhance our teaching practices that put our students in center of our focus. We support our students by encouraging them to continue to take senior level mathematics courses as we know this opens many doors and opportunities in post-secondary education programs and trades after graduation.

Our Mathematics Department is offering numerous Gr. 9-12 math courses including gifted and enriched math programs. Students have the opportunity to apply to be part of our enriched programs. 

Supporting Math Learning programs

  • Math Club:

The Mathematics Department is running a Math Club as per the following schedule

Monday and Wednesday at lunch

Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:15 to 4:30 pm.

  • Online Extra Help  

Thistletown CI has a full subscription licence to, an online math practicing and learning resource. All our grade 9 and 10 students have 24/7 access, which gives them a great opportunity to practice their math skills and helps fill in any gaps they may have. Parents and students can track their learning progress through a summarised report generated by IXL.  

Login here to IXL if you are a student in Thistletown CI.

If you do not have a username and password please see Mr. Kokthi (ACL of Mathematics)

Our Mathematics Department integrates the following into our lessons.

Google Classroom 

Interactive Whiteboard


TI-83/84 calculators

   • T – transfer course
   • LDCC – locally developed compulsory credit course

Department Staff

Adrian Kokthi

Assistant Curriculum Leader


Manikya Ayalasomayajula

Mathematics Teacher

Kevin Buy 

Mathematics Teacher

Carlene Campbell

Mathematics and Accounting Teacher


Craig Kellymaharaj

Mathematics and Science Teacher