Supplementary Materials to help QTS trainees overcome areas of weakness identified in the Mathematics Audits
|Grant type:||Development (2000-08)|
|Leader(s):||Mr Euros Davies, Mrs Jan Morgan|
|Organisation:||North East Wales Institute|
|Address:||School of Education, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW|
|Start Date:||1 March 2004|
|End Date:||31 October 2006|
|Interim report received:||20 January 2009|
|Final report received:||30 September 2008|
All NQTs must satisfy TTA standards in mathematics. In England this is achieved when the trainees pass the national QTS mathematics test. Colleges in Wales have developed an alternative approach for achieving these standards, by using a system of audits throughout the training programme.
The research intends to review the mathematics audit system, to enable the audits to be used to highlight any common areas of mathematical weaknesses of QTS trainees at NEWI. The information will then be used to provide packs of supplementary materials, which will help to improve both the standards of trainees' mathematics and their confidence in teaching those areas of mathematics.