To ensure uniformity in the teaching and learning of Mathematics at the Plain View Combined School.
- At the beginning of he school year students at every grade level should be given a diagnostic test to ascertains what grade level they are operating at so that the best strategies can be employed to assist them.
- Mathematics should be done preferably in the morning when students are most alert and responsive.
- It is recommended that a note book be used for Maths. This note book must be used only for Maths (because of the bulk of Maths work).
- Problem solving should be incorporated with computation and not done solely as a separate subject.
- Students should be given notes pertaining to concept taught as well as the steps to working them. (This is for reference purposes.)
- Students’ work should be presented in a neat and organized manner with problems and answers clearly stated for word problems.
- Students should be taught to use diagrams, lines, graphs and other graphic organizers to solve problems. (This is very helpful for visual learners as well as to conceptualize abstract process.)
- Maths lessons should be designed to keep students actively involved by incorporating strategies such as games, critical thinking items. etc.
- Manipulative and concrete materials should be used as much as possible in the teaching of Mathematics. This is a must in the lower grades.
- As much as possible ensure that problems used in class are related to students’ experiences and backgrounds.
- To develop creativity, students should be encouraged to explore other possible solutions to solving given problems.
- Maths drills should be done at least 3 days weekly from 1:00 p.m to 1:10 p.m with the focus on the 4 basic operations and number facts among other concepts.
- Every morning students should be given a problem which they will work on during the day. The answer will be provided at the end of the day.
- Exams should be designed to test the process and not just the product.
- Every class should have on display, but not limited to a number chart, fraction chart, place value chard, a working clock.
- At the end of Grade 4 all students should know the times table.