ALiM maths

ALiM stands for Accelerated Learning in Maths and is a programme intended to elevate the maths learning of those students who are just below the required maths standard for their age. It is a 15 week programme and for the students not in my class, we meet every afternoon from Monday to Thursday.

I had identified a common need in this group to support their fractions learning and to deepen their understanding of place value. I designed a questionnaire for all students so that I could understand their attitudes to maths and how they like to learn. This showed that they did not recognise everyday applications of the maths that they learn. As a result, I recognised that I needed to reinforce and make links with real life scenarios via the problems that I set.

There is a group expectation that we work and play hard in our learning time and students complete a follow up task at the end of each session. As a group, we jointly created group rules so that we all feel confident to take learning risks and give it a go. Mistakes are seen as our early attempts in learning.

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Solving problems

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Using materials to work things out

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Problem solving is fun!

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We help each other and share our thinking

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Our ideas for group rules

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