Building upon success, Grade by Grade
MathRiders, for ages 11-19 makes maths a vibrant part of everyday experience, giving students the knowledge necessary to achieve better grades in school. For this age group, the programme’s purpose is to ﬁll previous learning gaps and to advance the students until they realizes their full potential in mathematics. The programme includes help up to the level of the matriculation exam in mathematics. The programme is intended for all students: those with difficulties, and those that are advanced. It develops self-confidence and mathematical abilities, fills gaps and provides enrichment and teaches mathematical reasoning.
MathRiders provides each student with a personalized study programme, free mapping of each student’s ability at the beginning and along the study program, continuous feedback and involves the student in the building and assessment of his or her learning programme. MathRiders students also receive support for the maths they study at school and report a genuine understanding of mathematical concepts that become the basis for their creative thinking and problem-solving in maths.
Establishing a Solid Foundation (11-19)
Building a solid foundation in maths requires a systematic approach. The repetition of activities and ongoing practice builds conﬁdence and deep understanding. To construct these solid foundations, MathRiders for ages 11-19 develops these principles:
- MathRiders provides students with the opportunity to focus on speciﬁc maths skills that need mastery.
- The programme is designed to help the students gain conﬁdence in their ability to master the mathematical concepts and techniques.
- The curriculum includes a well-structured process that includes individual drill and practice
- A methodology is developed from the concept of mapping each student’s needs and structuring individual program of studies to fulﬁl these needs.
- Each course oﬀers the student extensive resources with hundreds of exercise books in hundreds of subjects covering a wide mathematical curriculum.
- Students follow a proven learning method which oﬀers both group and individual learning activities which not only teach maths but learning techniques and skills that encourage leadership and responsibility.
The Mind Map, invented by Tony Buzan, is a tool for consolidating ideas and how the brain builds and connects them. Even Leonardo Da Vinci used mapping to chart his ideas! This MathRiders Advanced Mind Map depicts all the elements that make up an actual MathRiders lesson.
Mapping is an important component of the MathRiders Advanced programme. This allows the teacher to identify the student’s existing knowledge and where there are gaps.
Personalised Learning Plan:
Following the mapping, the teacher provides the student with practice booklets. Every subject has a number of booklets that increase in difficulty sequentially and contain a number of sample exercises. Once these booklets are completed, the teacher checks the work with the student and together, develop a personalised learning plan that will allow the student to pinpoint areas of difficulty.
After the students have completed the practice in all the level-appropriate booklets on a specific subject, the student and teacher together revisit the initial mapping. This allows the student to see with his own eyes his natural progression and learning successes. The teacher is next able to help the student progress in the needed areas and tailor the learning to the student’s needs.
Every lesson begins with an opening activity to stimulate thinking. Students are asked to explain a riddle, solve a logic question and use a brainstorming process which strengthens the student’s confidence in their ability to solve problems.The activity is comfortably challenging and fun and makes maths more approachable an less intimidating; students feel good about their progress.
Nearing exams time, the MathRiders Advanced lesson may end with a skill building session that targets the needs of each student. How do I prep for a text? What learning skills do I need to work on? Students develop a better understanding of their learning skills and develop self-awareness tools to enable them to succeed. Most of the time, the last part of the MathRiders Advanced lesson is dedicated to the students’ problems in math. Whether helping the students in their homework or continue working with MathRiders workbooks, the student’s urge to understand takes priority along with the topics that are being studied at school and helping them complete their homework.
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Students understand level appropriate maths theory. They learn skills to successfully organise and manage school maths. Students develop analytical thinking skills and techniques that enhance overall learning.
Suggested Number of Lessons
36 lessons over the year
Lesson Length and Frequency
One 90-minute lesson, once a week or one 60-minute lesson, twice a week
Customised and individualized worksheets and materials tailored to each student’s learning needs
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