Challney High

We are delighted to be part ICCAMS, a prestigious mathematics research programme

Increasing Competence and Confidence in Algebra and Multiplicative Structures.

We are delighted to be part of this prestigious mathematics research programme along with around 100 other UK secondary schools.

ICCAMS is designed to teach algebra and multiplicative reasoning (for example, percentages and proportions) to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils, over two years. Since September 2016, the Maths Department has been involved in extensive professional development and teachers are partway through delivering 40 evidence-informed lessons to the current Year 7.

The project was piloted in 2010 by Nottingham University and they showed that students made about two years’ normal progress in one year. The success of this research project will be evaluated in Summer 2018, by measuring the progress made from each pupil’s Year 6 Key Stage 2 maths results to the results of a specially designed assessment.

We are impressed with the response from pupils so far, and we are looking forward to seeing the impact of this programme on our Key Stage 3 pupils.

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