Alexandra Riley is author of the Power of Maths report and Senior Publisher in the Primary Maths team at Pearson. She leads the team behind Power Maths, a whole-class mastery programme developed in partnership with White Rose Maths. Here, she highlights how schools can not only boost results but improve perceptions about how maths is used in everyday life…
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Educational resources have come a long way since the day of the humble copybook and pen. We now live in a world where digital resources are at our fingertips.
E-books, whitepapers and academic journals can be easily accessed and downloaded online. Online forums and intranet systems are in place for students to communicate with each other. They are also in place so that students can communicate directly with their tutors, teachers and lecturers, if needed.
In a world where technology and digital resources are engrained into our day-to-day routines, it’s not surprising that a majority of schools have also adopted this way of working to add value to the classroom and students’ learning opportunities. One such example is George Green’s School, on the Isle of Dogs, which has a long and successful history of providing an excellent education for young people.
Plenty has been written about the horrors of homework. A negative impact on leisure time is high on the list of concerns, as is an uneven playing field, where some students benefit from more parental help or access to learning resources than others.
Many students also find the marking process problematic as they are often left with little or no feedback on their work, or get a mark they don’t fully understand. But homework can no longer be seen a much maligned ‘add on’ to the school day.
Since the dawn of education, scribes have been creating educational resources by means of the written word, which have transformed into the creation of printed paperback and hardback books as time has progressed. Teachers and students have always used books for learning and as resources in class. However, they are becoming increasingly underused and underappreciated in education, with a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) revealing that over a fifth of school staff said their school library budget has been cut by at least 40 per cent since 2010.