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Maths buddies

maths buddies - mid exam surveys

In 2017, Haberfield Public School implemented a maths buddies program designed to boost the number skills of Year 2 and 3 students. The program involves Years 5 students working one-on-one with a Year 2 student, guiding them through a series of hands-on maths games.

This year, almost 70% of our senior maths mentors were girls. These students supported the Years 2 and 3 as they developed their skills in key mathematical concepts including:

  • friends of 10
  • doubling
  • empty number lines
  • counting on and backwards
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • arrays.

As a result of the hard working Year 5 mentors, the Year 2 and 3 students overwhelming felt:

  • their number skills were improving
  • they had more confidence with maths
  • they enjoyed maths more
  • they had made strong friendships with their mentors.