TES Maths Resource of the Week
What is it?
I often worry about taking pupils out of lessons for intervention sessions in the build-up to the GCSE exams, as their effectiveness can be very hard to measure. Thankfully, this pack, which focuses on the skills involved in interpreting data, includes an objective method of quantifying success on top of all of the materials required for the intervention sessions themselves.
How can it be used?
There are three parts to this resource, but I am going to make a case for an additional fourth as well.
- The pre-intervention test
Ideal for highlighting learners who would benefit for the intervention, this test could be conducted as a quick in-class assessment and marked by the students themselves.
- The intervention booklet
Rammed full of top-quality questions aligned to the new GCSE, this well-structured workbook can either be used in the intervention sessions or completed as homework.
- The post-intervention test
Record the progress of each student with this test, which enables you to make a like-for-like comparison with the pre-intervention test as it contains similar questions.
- A second post-intervention test
Three weeks later, why not create a brand new test to find out which contents have truly stuck? All you have to do is change the numbers in either the pre- or post-intervention test to make a thorough comparison.
Craig is a secondary maths teacher in the North of England.
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