In response to demand, Maths Recovery (Ireland) in conjunction with Galway Education Centre invites primary schools who are interested in having teachers trained in Mata sa Rang to apply for inclusion in this programme.
The overall aim of this project is to train teachers in the approaches drawn from the Maths Recovery Programme in order to support in-class approaches to numeracy. During the Autumn term we will be running Module 1 of this programme.
Module 1: The content of this module will be broadly aimed at first class (much of the content is applicable to Infants or second class: Number Words and Numerals; Structuring Number; Early Addition & Subtraction).
In order to participate in this project schools are requested to commit to the following:
• Support the teacher to practice instruction/assessments
• Pay costs of core text and content booklet, print materials, CD, tutor costs, refreshments and support (€200 per teacher) payable to Education Centre on application. See list below of materials included in the cost.
Participating teachers will be expected to:
• Attend and participate in all training; complete school-based tasks; and complete a reflective journal/brief report.
Training will take place in Galway Education Centre and will be over 15 hours, delivered as five 3-hour sessions out of school time. A certificate of completion will be awarded.
Contents of Module 1 pack:
Purple Book ‘Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8year olds’
Pack 1 Print Materials (144 pages on laminated card)
Booklet with all handouts
DVD of printable materials
Teaching Materials (2 x Write-on Numeral Flip Stand; 2 x Child’s Rekenrek)