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You are here Three Year Plan 2010 - 2013 Numeracy Year 1 (2010-2011)

Summary Plan to improve Numeracy Levels
Targets:

Dramatic improvements were achieved during the last Three Year Plan 2007 - 2010 in Numeracy and our school now ranks amongst the best in Ireland for achievement in Numeracy. We are determined to maintain this high level of success over the next three years. We will raise the number of pupils achieving above the 50th percentile on Standardised Mathematics Tests by 5%

Actions:
Measure
Target Group
Lead Responsibility
When?
Measure Undertaken

Ring fenced whole school timetable for Mathematics
Mon & Wed: 10.00am - 10.40am
Tues & Thurs: 11.00am - 12.10pm
Friday: 9.40am - 10.20am
(To ensure uninterrupted time for Maths every day)

Infants: Mon - Frid: 11.00am - 11.40am

All classes
Support Team & class teachers
All year
Continuation with Team Teaching for Maths where the pupils work within their stage of development
All classes
Support Team
All year
Mental Maths Programme
(Ten minutes daily)
All classes
All teachers
10 minutes each day
Use of concrete materials & increased emphasis in discovery learning
All classes
All teachers
All year
Increased emphasis on the value of rote learning - learning tables & number facts by heart
First - Sixth
All teachers
All year
Greater emphasis on problem solving
(Fifth & Sixth classes)
Fifth & Sixth Classes
Fifth & Sixth class teachers
All year
Installation of Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms & support rooms
All Classes
All teachers
All year
Continue to maintain an area in each classroom to showcase Maths ideas, understandings & language
All classes
All teachers
All year
Extend Maths rich environment into the corridors
All classes
All teachers
All year
Create Maths trails for middle & senior classes
Third - Sixth classes
Maths Co-Ordinator
Mrs. Connaughton
Third term
Participation in Maths Competitions & provision of Maths Challenges (LASCO Inter School Maths Challenge & challenges & puzzles on school's website)
More Able & Talented Pupils
Mr. Roberts
All year
Extension of the Maths for Fun Programme
Two classes (First & Second, Second & Third)
HSCL Miss O'Meara
Last term
Continuation of Homework Club
Target Pupils
HSCL Miss O'Meara & B/ECCP Co-Ordinator
October - June
Provision of online support for pupils through the 'Mathletics' programme for home use and weekly/fortnightly use in the Computer Room
3rd - 6th
Miss Arrigan & Principal
Starting in February (for year)
Whole School agreement on Procedures for Problem Solving
(RUDE: Read the problem at least twice, Underline clue words, Draw a picture, diagram, table or use concrete materials & Estimate the answer)
Fifth & Sixth Classes
Fifth & Sixth class teachers
April - end of June and continued next years
Maths Table Quizzes
4th - 6th classes
Class Teachers
April - end of June and continued next years