We had a fantastic turnout for our Maths Passport presentation, it was encouraging to see so many parents and to get asked so many relevant questions regarding our new endeavour after the event. Watch this space for more developments regarding our Maths at Mount View International School.
Below is a some more information about our new Maths Passport.
Maths Passports are a personalised way of learning as the children are challenged in the passport at a level that is appropriate for the level they are working at. They progress at their own speed onto the next stage. Each child will be given a passport with a series of targets set out in continents. These targets get progressively more challenging through the school. The children will develop instant recall skills in all the objectives – they should not be taking time to work out the answer to each question; they need to know it instantly.
The aim is for children to complete all the passports by the time they are in Year 6. Initially, it may seem that the learning they are doing is easy but it is vital that we check how fluent the children are in each.
1. The passport targets are incorporated into the children’s oral and mental starters on a regular basis.
2. Children are assessed on these targets once a week by completing a timed task.
3. When children have met an objective on three separate occasions, the target has been achieved.
4. Children continue to practice and be assessed on the remaining targets until all of the targets for a continent have been achieved. They will receive a certificate for this achievement in the Celebration Assembly held on a Friday afternoon. They can then move on to the next continent and a new set of targets.
How to help at home
We would ask that you spend 10 minutes each day practising your child’s passport skills with them. This could be walking to school, in the car, at teatime, before bed – it doesn’t need to be a sit down, formal time. We have created a parents helper document that contains each target with suggestions of how to test your child’s knowledge on them.