Time 2 Count aims to help enhance pupils basic skills in maths and numeracy whilst boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
Numeracy is the effective use of maths to meet the general demands of life at school and at home, in paid work, and for participation in the wider community. Too many children start to fall behind in maths early on, and that failure is compounded over the years. We want all children to see maths as something they can learn and something that is relevant to their lives after school. Whether or not they proceed to higher level maths, all children need to develop confidence in numeracy skills that will serve them well throughout life.
Volunteer for Time 2 Count and you can instill a life-long love of numeracy in young people by:
- Being positive about maths and making it fun
- Helping pupils see opportunities to use maths in everyday life for example, measuring, shopping, cooking and travelling
- Praising pupils for efforts, rather than for being “clever” – this shows them that by working hard they can always improve!
Could you spare an hour per week to help Key Stage 2 pupils see how much fun maths can be?
Contact: Ciara Mulgrew