Making Maths Visible

Feb 23 – 27

Everyone on a Study Programme must do maths in one form or another – so what does this mean for students with learning difficulties or disabilities?

Whether or not the maths is accredited, it needs to help them achieve good outcomes as identified in the Children and Families Act. These offer numerous opportunities for maths related activities:

  • Employment
  • Living more independently
  • Being active in the community
  • Good health and well-being

Maths Week Feb 23 – 27 is a chance for:

  • students and teachers to show off maths activities, ideas and resources via social media
  • students to participate in a survey and present their results
  • colleges to join together in maths challenges and activities
  • key issues to be aired and shared

Find out more and get involved:

Download the presentation from the webinar here.

Key issues to explore during Maths Week

  1. Staff have confidence in assessing the maths skills of students with learning difficulties
  2. All students have clear maths goals that relate to their aspirations and outcomes
  3. Teaching and learning support staff feel confident about teaching maths
  4. Staff ensure that students are made aware of ‘embedded’ maths in all learning activities
  5. All non-accredited maths achievements are recorded across all aspects of the Study Programme
  6. All students have ‘discrete’ maths sessions to reinforce their learning
  7. All sessions are linked to the maths that students cover in other sessions
  8. There is a consistency of approach across different sessions (e.g. weighing flour in catering and weighing feed in animal care)
  9. Practice and resources are shared across the college

After maths week, we will be making the resources available and reporting on the findings

Maths Week: Feb 23 – 27

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