Free KS2 Scratch Maths project opportunity

The Curriculum Innovation team are pleased to announce they have agreed to be 1 of 5 regional hubs for a National Project to raise Maths attainment using the free programming resource Scratch. If you are a 2 or 3 form Primary we encourage you to attend a meeting on 10 Feb from 4-5 to find out more

ScratchMaths is a randomised control trial that seeks to establish once and for all how the learning of computer programming in Scratch can improve mathematics performance at Key Stage 2. It runs from 2014 to 2017 and if successful, will be rolled out across England. 100 English primary schools will be recruited in early 2015 and split into trial and control groups. We will produce teaching materials and offer professional development aligned with the Computing Curriculum (Y5) and the Mathematics Curriculum (Y5 and Y6). It will aim to boost mathematics scores at KS2 by approaching some of the mathematics involved through creative programming in Scratch.

The aim of the project is to:

Improve mathematics performance at Key Stage 2

Help pupils and teachers engage creatively with the computing curriculum

Narrow the gap in achievement in mathematics

We offer:

Free specially designed maths and computing modules using Scratch software

Free professional development days for teachers

A chance to get involved in an exciting national research project

Please visit http://ticbradford.com/coursesandevents for further details and to register to attend the information event at The Innovation Centre Bradford, Design Exchange, 34 Peckover Street, Little Germany, BD1 5BD.  If you would like any further information please contact paul.scott@bradford.gov.uk.

 


Opportunity

Published: 07/01/2015
Audience: Primary Headteachers and KS2 Maths Co-ordinators
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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