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The AIM Programme (Achievement in Maths)

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Created on 15 April 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 28 August 2008 by ncetm_administrator

aim - achievement in maths - supported by the GE Foundation

The AIM (Achievement in Maths) Programme, funded by the GE Foundation, the Philanthropic arm of GE, is targeted at improving young people’s basic mathematics skills by providing a real work-related context through which they can be applied. This microsite explores projects recently piloted in Leeds, London and Bristol.
The AIM team has been working closely with a diverse range of GE Businesses
from Healthcare Science to Personal Finance to TV and Film – to get an idea of how maths skills are used in the GE workplace.

Using these examples from GE, the AIM team has developed a series of classroom activities and related teacher professional development materials and resources that can help to raise pupils’ awareness of the importance of maths in a variety of different workplaces and roles, as well as encourage them to improve their basic skills.

All activities have been supported by GE employee volunteers, who have helped to enhance the real-life dimension of the programme, as well as acting as positive role models, or ambassadors, for the pupils.

Some examples of the projects being developed include:
• Maths makes money activity
• Expand an existing business
• Fleet challenge (logistics)

These projects have been piloted in Leeds, London and Bristol. This microsite reports on the progress achieved during these pilots, and shares resources.

The AIM team involves a host of partners from the mathematics community, including the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), The Mathematical Association, The Advisory Commitee on Mathematics Education and The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. The programme has been coordinated by STEMNET.
STEMNET - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network
GE Foundation - imagination at work
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AIM in London

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