SPRING into Maths

SPRING is a maths intervention programme which endeavours to accelerate the learning of number concepts for students who need extra support. Margaret Robertson is the tutor and is experienced at running the programme. We continue to show good success rates.

Students are identified at the beginning of each year and carefully placed into a small group with three other students. Each group goes to their SPRING class for half an hour, 3 days a week. The components are levelled at whatever level students are currently at, and cover these aspects:

S Start counting – counting forwards and backwards

P Patterns – looking for patterns

I Identifying numbers – ordering, identifying bigger and smaller numbers etc.

N Number facts – basic facts

G Game

Students are monitored closely and their results are given to their classroom teacher. Most students show progress and have a better self-concept about their mathematical ability.