“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” ~Shakuntala Devi

It is exactly right! What can we do without math? The Math Department team at NACI is consistently adapting processes that best enable students to understand mathematical concepts that relate to today’s real-world contexts and learn related skills to further enhance their preparation for all post-secondary programs.

We are offering a variety of math courses starting from essential math skills, in support of everyday life living up to the highest academic math level in support of different post-secondary pathways. Our department is actively involved in different mathematical competitions organized by the University of Waterloo.

In today’s digital world, our department is providing the best teaching practices in mastering the necessary educational technology tools and online learning platforms to better accommodate our students’ needs towards successful learning experiences.


Math Contest (University of Waterloo)

(Submission Deadline February 3, 2021)

This announcement is for all grade 9, 10, and 11 students who are willing to participate in the annual Math contest exercised by the University of Waterloo. While our Math Department at NACI is effectively preparing students to master mathematical skills through our courses, we strongly encourage all students to participate in offered math contests. This will help tremendously with enhancing math skills and provide more opportunities for success with standardized tests in the secondary and post-secondary pathways.

If you are interested in participating, click here or scan the QR Code below to submit your request. (Please ensure you are signed in to your student Google account.)


U of T Engineers Without Borders: Youth Engagement Programs

The Youth Engagement (YE) portfolio, a subset of the University of Toronto (U of T) Chapter for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada, is inviting high school students to participate in a variety of design initiatives we are running this year.

The goal is to guide high school students to become innovators, problem-solvers, and future leaders through furthering their understanding of local and global development issues. To do this, we will be running four initiatives this year, details of which – along with our vision and mission – can be found in the document linked here. The themes and start dates for each initiative are listed below.

  • Innomasters: start date: Jan 16, 2021 and theme: Up to the Students

  • EWBeyond start date: Jan 16, 2021 and theme: Effect of COVID-19 on 6 Specific Areas of Development (students can choose to focus on: Education, Climate Change, Poverty, Economic Growth, Health and Wellbeing, or Accessibility Services)

  • Social Change and Youth Leadership Conference (SCYLC) conference date: February 20-21, 2021 and theme: Overcoming Obstacles in Online Learning

  • Youth for the Planet (YTP) first workshop: January 30, 2021 and theme: A Closer Look into the Sustainable Future of Our Cities (each workshop has a different theme).

Students should use this application form to formally register for our programs! They may have a chance to work with their friends if they indicate a wish to do so on the form. Please note that registration will continue until 3 days before the start date of each initiative (except for SCYLC). Our website linked here also has more information about each of our programs, along with previews of past year’s projects.

Problem of the Week

Are you willing to have some more fun with math? This is the right place where you play and also get recognized.

Solve the weekly math questions provided to sharpen your analytical and critical thinking skills while learning to apply math in your daily life. Simply go to the Virtual Math Club channel in the “My School Day” to play :). Enjoy it!! 

Winner for the week Dec 10 – Dec 17

Nihar S.

Previous winners:  Karan C., Nihar S., and Hassan Q., Ayush P


Math Tutoring for NACI Students

Do you need help with your math homework or have a question related to a specific math skill that you want to improve? Click here or scan the barcode below to make a request and help is on its way.




Adrian Kokthi –

Quad 2 – Courses and Staff

Adrian Kokthi (ACL of Mathematics & EQAO)

Joy Carter

Cindy Huang

Valbona Kokthi

Manjit Sahota


 EQAO – Grade 9 Math 

Click here for the latest news about EQAO. 

  • If you are a grade 9 student and want to see some examples of the test or want more details for writing EQAO, you might use the EQAO Students page.
  • Parents can use the EQAO Parents page to learn more about this test. The information is offered in multiple languages.
  • For NACI’s last EQAO results please use this link

Math Curriculum

Here is the link to the Ministry of Education Mathematics curriculum documents to find out more about our Math courses.

Math Online Help

Here are some helpful online math learning and practicing websites that students can use to improve their math skills. (Homework Help)


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