MEI has developed an engaging set of resources to help students make a positive start with maths in KS3 by involving Year 10 students in mentoring Year 7 students.
These resources are particularly designed to support Year 7 students who haven't met age-related expectations in maths and demonstrate a lack of confidence; however, they can also benefit other Year 7 students, and the Year 10 mentors, by raising confidence and addressing gaps in knowledge and understanding.
The materials include activities, games and resources for the students to make. The games, which are designed to take between 5 and 10 minutes, are based around follow-me (loop cards), and matching and sorting activities. They are played by the pairs of students during sessions lasting between 15 and 30 minutes, once or twice a week, depending on the flexibility of the timetable. Guidance for the Year 10 mentors supports mathematical talk and suggests questions to promote thinking and to make links to known facts and strategies.
The materials cover key aspects of KS3 maths, including:
Please find below a sample of the resources taken from the Place Value topic:
Training is available for teachers who are coordinating the programme, and also for the Year 10 mentors.
Training can be delivered online or face-to-face, and can be tailored to meet the needs of your school, or group of schools.
Benefits for you:
Benefits for your school:
Benefits for your students:
These resources are ideal if you are looking to:
"They are working really well together on the tasks and really enjoy the activities. It is a very positive experience for both the Year 10 and Year 7 students."
You can be assured of the high quality of our courses. MEI holds the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) CPD standard. MEI is committed to providing the highest quality of professional development and seeks to pass on the benefits of our not-for-profit pricing.
The cost of access to online training and downloadable resources is £300 per school.
The cost of a one-day face-to-face training session for teachers and mentors is £600 plus expenses. For academic year 2019-20, this includes access to the resources online.
To apply please complete this application form: Year 10-7 Mentoring application form
For further details, please contact the course leader: Alison Hopper
Please refer to the terms and conditions for MEI CPD events.