Saturday 9th November 2019
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Charlotte and Julia were fortunate to travel to Grand Cayman at the invitation of the Cayman Islands Government recently to train teachers in Maths Recovery as part of their improving teaching and learning in mathematics programme. Frank Eade, Numeracy Specialist for the Cayman Island Government organised the two visits and secured generous funding from the Cayman Island Society of Professional Accountants (CISPA) for this initiative.
Following the first successful visit, Charlotte returned in October 2013 and February 2014 with Chris and Jill to deliver a second course, followed by a third and fourth visit. To date over 65 primary and secondary teachers have been trained as Maths Recovery teachers which has enabled them to support students who are struggling with mathematics and allows them to diagnose children's difficulties and to provide intense individual support. The training also enables teachers to work with whole classes in order to reduce the number of children who fall behind their peers in mathematics.
Education Chief Officer, Mrs Mary Rodrigues visited the teachers during their training and spoke about the positive impact the teachers were making. We welcome the Caymanian teachers in to the Maths Recovery community and look forward to working with them in the future.
What did the teachers think?
"This has been a very exciting and eye opening experience. Altogether it has widened my scope of how children actually learn maths! And how excited they get when they know they are learning."
"The training helped me to realise NOT to RUSH learning...made me more aware when planning activities how to drop back or even extend lessons.."
"It has given me a totally new understanding - I now question myself much more and ask what have the children learned and can they show me what they have learned?"
The Highlands District Council is celebrating their first cohort of teachers who have been successful in achieving accreditation from the Maths Recovery Council. Teachers from schools across the region were successful in submitting portfolios evidencing their work with pupils and highlighting the progress they achieved. The Maths Recovery Council wishes them well in their endeavours to improve numeracy standards in their region.
Wigan Local Authority is celebrating its latest cohort of teachers and teaching assistants who have been successful in achieving accreditation from the Maths Recovery Council. Staff from schools across the borough submitted portfolios evidencing their work with pupils and highlighting the progress they have made in numeracy.
Many schools in Wigan now have teachers and teaching assistants trained in the Maths Recovery Programme and continue to use it in a variety of ways with children across Key Stages One, Two and Three.
A recent cluster meeting focused on Instructional Activities from the latest Maths Recovery Publication “Developing Number Knowledge”. You can read more about it here.
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