Welcome to the ESCAPE Projects' Family Page!
This is a dedicated space for families, designed to help you foster your child's curiosity and success in Science and Math. Explore a rich array of resources that can assist you in guiding and supporting their educational journey. We focus on the Ontario, Canada, curriculum on this page.
🔬 Understand the Curriculum: Explore Science and Math curricula with easy-to-understand overviews, expectations, and key concepts. Get a clear roadmap to guide your child's progress.
📘 Browse Ministry-Approved Tools: Access Ministry-approved guides and TVO Learn resources that align with Ontario's education standards. Navigate the curriculum confidently with trusted materials.
🚀 Encourage Learning at Home: Ignite your child's excitement for Science and Math! Explore a variety of resources designed to support, challenge, and inspire young minds. Plus, introduce them to the world of Binogi for an interactive and captivating learning experience.
Discover curriculum, ministry, and other related resources to support your child's Math learning journey.
Math Curriculum Resources
Math Curriculum Overview
Explore the Ontario’s Math curricula for Grades 6-8 and Grade 9 (de-streamed). Get a glimpse of key learning areas to support your child’s mathematical growth.
Math Curriculum Expectations & Key Concepts
Navigate through tables outlining both overall and specific expectations for each Math strand. Understand in more detail what your child will learn at each stage.
Math Ministry Resources
Ontario Math Curriculum
Math Curriculum Expectations by Strand
Explore Ontario Math Curriculum Expectations by strand and learn about the framework used by teachers to guide your children’s mathematical development in grades 6-9.
Math Curriculum Guides for Parents
Support your Child’s Math Learning
‘Support Your Child’s Math Learning’ is a resource designed to empower parents and guardians in enhancing their child’s math education. Uncover effective techniques, engaging activities, and insightful guidance to make math an enjoyable and practical part of your child’s everyday life.
Grade 9 Math: A Guide for Parents
This guide illuminates the transition to a single math course, outlining key changes, the curriculum content, and how you can support your child’s learning.
Discover curriculum, ministry, and other related resources to support your child’s Science learning journey.
Science Curriculum Resources
Science Curriculum Overview
Explore the Ontario’s Science curricula for Grades 1-9 (de-streamed). Get a glimpse of key learning areas to support your child’s knowledge and skills development in Science.
Science Curriculum Expectations & Key Concepts
Explore concise summaries of expectations and key concepts for Science curriculum. Understand in more detail what your child will learn in each grade.
Ontario Science Curriculum
Science Curriculum Guides for Parents
Grade 9 Science: Parent Guide
This guide illuminates the transition to a single science course, outlining key changes, the curriculum content, and how you can support your child’s learning.
2022 Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum: Parent Guide
Discover insights into Ontario’s updated science and technology curriculum for Grades 1 to 8. Explore changes introduced in the winter of 2022.
Information about Assessment for Parents
Binogi at Home Video
Hello and welcome to Binogi. My name is Rosalia, and I’m one of the research assistants with The ESCAPE Projects. Today, I am going to show you how Binogi can be used at home with your child.
Binogi is an online learning tool that provides educational videos for math and science. Your child’s teacher will use Binogi in various ways: they can use the videos before, during, and/or after the lesson in class. They can also create assignments for students to watch the video and do the quizzes at home.
Once your child has a Binogi account, this is how their Binogi homepage looks like. As you can see, their recent activities are displayed, so you can easily check what your child is learning at school. If videos and quizzes are assigned to your child by their teacher, this is how it looks like on their homepage. The name of the Binogi lesson, tasks, and due date and time are indicated.
For this video, let’s say that your child has already watched a video on “The History of Climate Change” and did Quiz 1 at school, and you would like to review the lesson with your child. You can either click it under “Your Activities” or type it in the search engine.
The video has a number of features: 1) There is a transcript below the video; 2) you can control the speed; 3) you can rewind the video a few seconds; and 4) you can choose a language for the spoken language and subtitles. For example, let’s say your first language is Dari. You can select “Dari” as the spoken language and choose “English” for subtitles.
When you watch the video with your child, you can use this ‘play’ and ‘pause’ button to stop the video and converse with your child about the content at any time. You can also ask your child to tell you about the lesson before watching the video together. We encourage you to share your experiences regarding the topic as it will enrich the discourse with your child. For example, you might have experienced a natural disaster due to the climate change in your home country or while you were travelling. Sharing your stories will not only increase your child’s motivation and engagement in learning, but also provide an opportunity for them to inquire further and do their own research. Also, depends on the topic and your stories, it can help your child to broaden their perspectives and learn more about your or other cultures and countries.
Lastly, there are 3 quizzes. Like the video, you can change the language. Please note that the quizzes are ordered by difficulty and they consist of multiple choices, fill in the blanks, and written responses. You can either solve the problems together with your child or support them when they need your help.
If you and your child would like to learn more about the topic or related topic, you can easily find videos on those topics by using the search engine. For example, let’s say you and your child would like to learn about “greenhouse gases” after watching “The History of Climate Change”. Type “greenhouse gases” in the search engine, then it will show a list of videos that are related to “greenhouse gases”. It shows that there are 55 videos on “greenhouse gases”. From here, you can narrow down the search by subject and language. You can also find a video with quizzes only by clicking this bar.
I hope that this video was informative and that you feel more comfortable supporting your child at home with Binogi. Thank you!
Linking Ontario Math and Science Topics to Binogi Videos
Click the buttons/tabs below for examples of related Binogi videos to different grades’ math and science curriculum expectations:
ESCAPE Projects Resources
Parents can inspire their children’s math learning in a positive and engagin way through YouCubed activities and games at home. The listed activities on the left are a few examples that family members can play together. For more ideas, please visit https://www.youcubed.org/.
Other Useful Resources
Scratch is a kid-friendly, free online platform that teaches coding through creative projects. Children use colorful blocks to build games, animations, and stories. It promotes problem-solving, logical thinking, and creativity in a safe online community. Parents can join in to encourage their child’s learning journey and bond over coding adventures.
For ages 5 ~ 7, please check https://www.scratchjr.org/
This platform provides a wealth of free coding courses, suitable for kids of all ages, from kindergarten to high school. Through engaging and interactive activities, Code.org makes learning to code enjoyable and accessible. It equips children with vital skills like problem-solving and computational thinking, preparing them for the digital future. Parents can actively engage in their child’s learning journey by monitoring progress, exploring tutorials together, and even participating in family coding activities.