Be part of our Time 2 Count programme and help pupils enhance their basic skills in maths and numeracy while boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Too often children fail to see the connections between what they are learning in school to life beyond the classroom and into the world of work. 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.
Through Time 2 Count, volunteers can help pupils see that 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.
- Time to flyer
- Pearson: Guide to Tackling Maths Anxiety
- National Numeracy Family Maths Toolkit
- Maths Role Model Template
- Maths Role Models in Northern Ireland
How does Time 2 Count work?
- All you need is a head for numeracy and an interest in enabling children to explore their potential
- We’ll match you with pupils in a participating Primary school close to your home or place of work
- The commitment if for one hour a week during term time where you will play maths-based games with pupils, and help familiarise them with maths terminology and visuals
- The initial commitment is for one cohort with the option to extend
- We ask that participating schools rotate the participating pupils two or three times in the academic year
- Business in the Community will provide training, volunteer/schools matches, and manage the ACCESSNI clearance process
- All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the sessions!
Inspire the future workforce with a Workplace Visit
We’re looking for companies and individuals who can inspire children to understand the world of work. Options can include hosting a workplace visit for primary school pupils, or why not help us develop a library of online resources that will help young people understand the many job roles and workplaces around Northern Ireland. This could be through storyboards outlining staff careers, a short video of different staff members explaining their role/career path or a virtual tour.
If you have any queries, please email Ciara Mulgrew or call 07467 147805.
Could you spare an hour per week to help Key Stage 2 pupils see how much fun maths can be?
To register, complete the form below or email Ciara Mulgrew or call 07467 147805.