I have been looking for open source curricula for middle school math and science, specifically for Ontario, and the pickings are slim.

I came across this site from British Columbia. It is not a complete curriculum, but it has a few select modules for various subjects and grades. The Centre for Education and Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) recently released a grade 7 and 8 math curriculum. They also have available content for Advanced Functions, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus and Vectors. Unfortunately these two sites were the only ones that I found that directly matched my curriculum.

There are also some good options beyond Ontario and Canada based curriculum. Below you will find a list of some of the more popular options (focusing on k12 education).



Khan Academy

New Jersey Centre for Teaching and Learning

Illustrative Mathematics and Open Up Resources

Eureka Math


Specifically Online Textbooks:

openstax CNX – Mostly high school math and science textbooks with a few extras

BC Open Ed – Textbooks in many subject areas


Curated Databases:

Merlot – Curated sources across all disciplines

OER Commons – Curated sources across all disciplies


I am sure that I have missed some essentials that should be on this list. But it is late at night and I have been working all day, and my brain is in back-to-school mode. Please let me know what I am missing.

Posted by Ilana Cyna

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