Scitech's Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program (AMEP) works with schools in regional WA and Victoria to improve teacher confidence in maths. The program uses the three-way learning relationship between teachers, students, and parents to improve students' results, focussing on an inquiry based approach to learning.
Scitech have been working with Harvey, Pinjarra, St Anne’s, and Yarloop primary schools since February this year to accelerate teacher capacity, confidence, and leadership with mathematics and boost student performance. The program also works with schools in Portland, Victoria.
“The Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program aims to use the three-way learning relationship between teachers, students, and parents to make the transition from basic numeracy to more complicated concepts easier,” said AMEP Coordinator, Shyam Drury.
“Maths is an important part of so many things in everyday life, and in the future it is going to form a big part of the jobs these students will be doing. This program provides the tools for teachers and parents to meet students’ needs and expectations, and challenge those students with a desire to learn more,” he said.
The Program is supported by the Alcoa Foundation.
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More than 3,000 teachers, students, and parents have taken part in the Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program since it began in 2012 with the support of the Alcoa Foundation.
“Mathematics is the cornerstone of everyday activities, as well as STEM related professions where the jobs of the future will be,” said Alcoa of Australia Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker.
“If we want to set students up for success we need to spark their interest in maths and other STEM subjects as early as possible, which is what the Alcoa – Scitech partnership sets out to achieve,” he said.