Math is still a struggle for grade six students in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

The latest EQAO results show grade six math scores throughout the board are 12 per cent lower than the provincial average of 50 per cent. The score is also one per cent down from last year. Director of Education Larry Hope says they’re going to have to take a closer look at this issue.

Hope says they may need to review how math is currently being taught and find a more traditional method.

Hope says bringing these math scores up is a major focus moving forward, but they need to keep all the other areas in mind still too.

The good news is grade three math scores are up across the board and two per cent higher than the provincial average of 62 per cent. Grade nine applied math scores are 53 per cent, which is nine per cent higher than the provincial average. Reading and writing skills are also up in both the primary and junior divisions of elementary schools.

The best scores this year came from grade nine students taking academic math. Those students scored 83 per cent which is four per cent higher than the rest of the province.