IMPaCT (Interactive Mathematics, Parents and Children T ogether). Dr Irene Bell Stranmillis University College Special Acknowledgement: Mr Stephen Walls, Mr Keith Fulton. Research context NIAO(2013).
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Dr Irene Bell
Stranmillis University College
Special Acknowledgement: Mr Stephen Walls, Mr Keith Fulton
Research commissioned by the Department (NI) identified clusters of under-performance in schools in Belfast and in the controlled sector. Factors contributing to under- achievement were thought to include:
Education Training Inspectorate (2010, p. 3) argues ‘In the most effective practice: parents are involved in workshops and activities which enable them to support their children’s learning effectively’.
To come to the club each week
To bring my maths kit
To ensure my child attends every week and accompany him/her to the workshops agreed
To arrange for my child to be collected after the club
To encourage and support my child at home in the completion of special maths tasks
To provide feedback to the teachers
To set challenging yet realistic targets for each child in the club
To provide enjoyable learning experiences aimed at developing pupils’ skills and confidence To track pupils’ progress in relation to their targets set
To provide opportunities for effort and success to be celebrated
which elements of numeracy should be included
who would present the work
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