Additional Benefits of the Programme

Maths Recovery teachers consistently report they have learned new ways to understand young children’s mathematical thinking and new methods of teaching maths. Additionally, in many of the participating schools, the project has resulted in important changes to classroom teaching methods in early maths. The theory and techniques learned by the participating teachers are equally applicable to average or able learners as well as low-attainers. Classroom teachers in the participating schools report that they have more time to focus on average and able learners and thus students of all ability levels benefit directly from the programme. Particularly gratifying is that students’ participation in the programme typically is accompanied by dramatic improvements in self-esteem, classroom behaviour and attitude to learning. Because of its success to date the programme is gaining increasingly strong support from parents, teachers and principals.