Applications are now open for primary schools to participate in a national research project to measure the effectiveness of a programme of teaching for Year 2 children designed to promote children’s quantitative reasoning - understanding the relations between numbers and being able to use them to solve problems.
The project, using materials designed by researchers at Oxford University and funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is being run in eight Maths Hubs areas and coordinated by the NCETM.
An earlier EEF trial of the programme showed a positive impact on pupils’ numeracy ability.
In this larger scale project, each of the eight Maths Hubs now seeks to recruit 20 primary schools to participate in the project, which will run during the school year 2016/2017. Once the 20 schools have been selected, half will be chosen at random to receive the teaching intervention, the other half will carry on teaching as usual. This group will receive training and the materials for use during the school year 2017/2018.
The Maths Hubs running the project are:
- Archimedes NE (based in Darlington)
- North West Three (based in St Helens)
- Central (based in Birmingham)
- Kent and Medway
- Salop and Herefordshire
- GLOW (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire)
- London South East.
Schools applying will need to be in, or near, the geographical area covered by one or other of the Maths Hubs listed above. More information and an Expression of Interest form are available. Applications should be submitted to your chosen hub by 28 April.