At Baynton West Primary School we teach Mathematics using the PRIME program. This is a world-class program based on the highly effective teaching and learning approaches of Singapore, designed to embed a deep understanding of Mathematical concepts.
In Years 3-6 we group our students according to their current levels of Mathematical ability and understanding to increase student achievement by allowing our teachers to focus on instruction.
Each group contains students working at a similar level with participation, progress, testing and teacher observations used to place students in the group where the most progress can be made for them.
This group is for student performing ‘above’ the expected level for their year group. Focus will be on extending their understanding of Mathematical concepts.
This group is for students achieving ‘at’ the expected level for their year group. There may be more than one achievement group per year level.
This group is for students who are working towards achieving at the expected level for their year group. Typically, students in this group are graded as Ds due to existing gaps in their knowledge. They will only complete one PRIME student core book as they extend their knowledge of basic concepts through hands on activities to support their learning.
This group is for students who are unable (for many possible reasons) to access the same curriculum as their peers and require the use of an Individual Education Plan which targets learning directly at their needs. Typically, if reporting against the year level curriculum, these students would receive a E grade. They will not be using the PRIME student books as more targeted learning is necessary.
Homework: Mathletics is used to support concepts covered in Math lessons and every student PP-6 will receive a log on to this program. Teachers allocate tasks to classes that reinforce learning happening at school. Completing homework in Maths addresses the negative effects of the ‘forgetting curve’, exposing children to concepts covered and learned with in a 24-hour period.