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School Based Numeracy Initiative

(Category: Numeracy)
Piaget (1965) states that many second level students still need to be provided with opportunities to engage with suitable experiential resources and supports to consolidate, improve and expand their understanding of mathematics and Numeracy .This JCSP Numeracy Initiative enables schools to acquire age- appropriate experiential resources and games in mathematics and Numeracy and to use these materials to develop creative approaches to the teaching of mathematics and Numeracy to JCSP students.

Instructions

• The funding is available for schools to acquire age-appropriate experiential resources and games in mathematics and numeracy and to use these materials to develop creative approaches to the teaching of mathematics and numeracy to JCSP students.
• The following support materials are available: “LUVE 2C You” bookmarks and posters, “Computational Clocks” posters and folder-inserts and maths achievement certificates. Information on the France Test is provided together with a list of recommended mathematical resources, useful websites and the names of some educational suppliers.
• Please enclose in your evaluation a detailed description of the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative along with any relevant photographs of the activities undertaken. We would be very grateful if the photos are sent to us digitally as the quality is great for publications. Please make sure that you have sought permission from parents/guardians to use the photos in publications. Some schools write to all parents asking them to make contact with the school if they object to photos being published.
• The evaluation should be submitted online at www.jcsp.ie. More details below.
• A research dimension is included in this initiative. Schools are requested to implement pre-and post-testing (using the “France Test: Profile of Mathematical Skills, Level 2").