Rising Stars’ Naomi Watson outlines a new opportunity for NACE members to contribute to research on effective support for more able learners in mathematics. Read on to find out how your school could participate…
NACE and Rising Stars have collaborated for over 10 years on initiatives to ensure more able learners and their teachers can benefit from challenging and exciting resources in core subjects, grounded in the curriculum while offering stretching and enriched learning. 
This year, we are working together to research how schools are effectively supporting more able learners while teaching mathematics within a mastery curriculum.
As part of this project, we are looking for five NACE member primary schools who are teaching mathematics using a mastery approach to participate in a research initiative. Participating schools will receive free copies of Rising Stars’ Maths for the More Able teachers’ guides and Brain Academy pupil books, and will be invited to integrate these resources into their teaching of mathematics during the spring term.
In April/May 2018 we will bring all participating schools together for a half-day focus group (in Oxfordshire), to gather and share approaches to supporting more able learners in mathematics, and to explore ideas for future resources. The results of the project will be shared with the wider NACE and Rising Stars communities.
Alongside this school-led initiative, NACE is partnering with expert practitioners in mathematics on a series of new resources and articles, which will be made available to all NACE members. For updates on the project, log in to the NACE members’ website, and keep an eye out for the NACE email newsfeed and Insight newsletter.

Register your interest:

To apply to be one of the five primary schools involved in this project, send an email to membership@nace.co.uk, with the subject line “Rising Stars maths project”. Include an outline of your school’s current approach to supporting more able learners in mathematics, with reference to your use of a mastery curriculum.
The deadline for applications is 6 December 2017. Successful schools will be notified before the end of the autumn term.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017