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Family Learning - Useful Resources


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Created on 21 December 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 22 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

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Family Learning
Much learning, both formal and informal will take place in the family home. Parents have an opportunity to share sometimes unique experiences and aptitudes with their children. Co-operative projects between schools and parents can be free from the traditional constraints of homework and provide new and creative ways to enhance learning and build stronger links between home and school.
 
 
Useful Resources
Research, Links and Case Studies related to family learning
 
Maths is Fun Club
The deputy head tells how a primary school in the North West is successfully involving parents in mathematics, through the use of games which engage the children and promote mathematical discussion and skill development.  
 
Money makes the world go around
Newcastle Family Learning introduces parents, carers and family members and ther reception-aged children to varied aspects of everyday finance and health relevant to their everyday requirements and challenges.
 
Ocean Maths in East London
The Ocean Estate in east London is one of the most disadvantaged in the country. With the help of a New Deal for Communities grant the Ocean Maths Project was launched in the estate's schools.
 
Ocean Maths in Harrow
Harrow Local Authority, with funding from Primary London Challenge enabled a grouop of schools to develop and run an innovative mathematics project, which is dedicated to helping children and their parents/carers work together to improve children's mathematical development.
 
Parental Engagement
Parental Engagement activities in a High School in the North West have provided opportunities to reach the families where the children were struggling, and hadn’t reached level four at Key Stage Two. This has led to all of the children making progress.
 
Puzzle Club
A teacher's experiences of puzzle clubs which included foam-based jigsaws, Tactiles, Rubik's cubes, Bedlam Cubes, Impuzzables (which are smaller and easier cube puzzles), some challenging jigsaw type puzzles, and wire based puzzles where you have to twist to manoeuvre a ball around.
 
Show You're Working
A project using former pupils' experiences to engage current mathematics students.
 
Take Home Toys
Following family mathematics sessions for parents earlier in the year an Advanced Skills Teacher in Kent has introduced ‘Mathematics around the kitchen table’ to pupils in years 6, 8 and 9.
 
Mathematics Around the Kitchen Table – Gillingham, Kent
Following family mathematics sessions for parents earlier in the year an Advanced Skills Teacher in Kent has introduced ‘Mathematics around the kitchen table’ to pupils in years 6, 8 and 9.
 
Mathematics Around the Kitchen Table
Family Learning from Andy Martin in Doncaster and Doug Williams in Australia
 
Sunderland LA Influence Hub
A group of 5 primary schools, led by a local authority mathematics consultant, spent independent time researching and trialling alternative approaches within their own schools and then, through a joint meeting to review this, they began their journey to create a monthly themed mathematical magazine.
 

Professional Development Modules

  • Primary - this professional development module for primary is designed to help explore the possibilities of facilitating mathematics outside.
  • Secondary - this professional development module for secondary is designed to help explore the possibilities of facilitating mathematics outside.
  • Primary & Secondary - this professional development module for primary and secondary is designed to follow on from the work begun in module 1.
  • For everyone involved in mathematics education - this professional development module is designed to help explore the possibilities of facilitating mathematics outside.
     
 
 

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