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Mathematics with Meaning

St Lucy's School, NSW

St Lucy’s School enrols nearly 140 primary-aged children with mild to profound intellectual disabilities. Many students take a long time to acquire skills and often don’t have enough opportunities to use the skills in context. The Mathematics with Meaning program was developed to help students acquire the maths skills that would allow them to function as independently as possible within the community as they grow up, for instance when shopping or ordering food.

The program will be led by a specialist teacher with expertise in maths/numeracy working with the students’ class teachers, teacher’s aides and up to 30 trained volunteers. Following a thorough assessment of students’ numeracy skills and the creation of individualised learning plans, the staff will work with students on a one-to-one or small group basis at least twice a week to provide individualised instruction.

The program will also involve taking students on regular outings to visit places like the bank and train stations. The small-group excursions will allow the students to learn and practise their skills in real-life situations. The school expects all students will reach their set numeracy goals faster with the systematic one-on-one learning compared with the normal classroom environment.

$6,100

Raised of $14,931.40 Goal

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St Lucy's School

WAHROONGA, NSW

www.stlucys.nsw.edu.au

St Lucy’s School enrols nearly 140 primary-aged children with mild to profound intellectual disabilities. Many students take a long time to acquire skills and often don’t have enough opportunities to use the skills in context. The Mathematics with Meaning program was developed to help students acquire the maths skills that would allow them to function as independently as possible within the community as they grow up, for instance when shopping or ordering food.

The program will be led by a specialist teacher with expertise in maths/numeracy working with the students’ class teachers, teacher’s aides and up to 30 trained volunteers. Following a thorough assessment of students’ numeracy skills and the creation of individualised learning plans, the staff will work with students on a one-to-one or small group basis at least twice a week to provide individualised instruction.

The program will also involve taking students on regular outings to visit places like the bank and train stations. The small-group excursions will allow the students to learn and practise their skills in real-life situations. The school expects all students will reach their set numeracy goals faster with the systematic one-on-one learning compared with the normal classroom environment.

St Lucy's School

WAHROONGA,

www.stlucys.nsw.edu.au