At Maths Pathway, we know that the early years of a child’s education are crucial to their development. They are the foundations that will hold all future learning.
The Maths Pathway model covers the curriculum from Levels 1-10A, but some of the practices that are part of it require a level of agency typically found in students in years 5-10.
To ensure we could better support early learning our team of early childhood experts have worked with teachers from different schools and backgrounds to develop two new tools.
Personalised learning is the key to growth and success in maths. It ensures students learn what they’re ready for, building mathematical mastery along a continuum.
Applying this practice in Foundation – Level 4 scaffolds student learning and builds a solid mathematical understanding, minimising the need for later intervention.
It also supports the development of mathematical proficiencies supporting the development of fluency, reasoning, problem solving and understanding.
Designed to support personalised learning in mathematics for students in Foundation to Level 4, these tools provide granular data and easy to use dashboards to inform teacher decision making and strategic practice.
Expert designed lessons also increase teacher impact in the classroom and support student engagement.
And, it’s not just about lessons and tools — it works to shift mindsets and behaviours too, leading to happier teachers and more eager learners.
Without the right data, personalised learning is impossible. That’s why the Diagnostic Assessment Tool is the first component we’ve developed for Foundation – Level 4.
Interactive, time-saving solution to assessment
Early Insights is an interactive and time saving solution to formative assessments. It combines a short teacher-student interview followed by an interactive assessment that includes multiple types of questions, an automatic ‘read aloud’ feature to reduce misunderstanding and the ability for students to answer by speaking to their device.
In just one lesson, teachers will know the mathematical understanding of all their students and have enough data to plan for the next steps.
The Growing Mathematicians Program
Moving from a traditional classroom to one that is focused on personalised learning requires a shift in mindset. If we don’t reset our attitudes and behaviours, our capacity for meaningful impact is limited.
This self-paced online resource provides teachers with a comprehensive toolkit that re-imagines the maths classroom.
It supports teachers in guiding students on an engaging journey to discover and develop growth mindset practices, learning routines, and protocols needed to become effective learners.