Information Officer II
Ministry of Education and Culture
Phone: 468-3107 Ext 3353
Teachers at the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Primary Division are implementing a more student-centered approach as it relates to mathematics instruction in classrooms.
Principal Mr. Hilroy George said students are now seeing the subject as fun to learn, adding, “Students are gradually losing their fear for Mathematics and understanding how the concepts relate to real life situations.”
Mr. George said a new accountability framework was recently developed and teachers are responsible for improving students’ performance and utilising multiple modes of assessments.
He added, “They are also accountable for careful planning, which should result in effective lesson deliveries. Gone are those days where the lessons were all about the teachers’ involvement. Today it is about investigative learning, real life applications, differentiated instruction and so forth.”
The principal said the school is doing its part to fully adapt to the paradigm shift that has taken place across the globe. He said a random survey revealed that 83% of upper primary students think games made mathematics fun, while 87% liked the subject.
The student-centred approaches at the primary school can be seen via various activities like shopping and restaurant games to students see the significance of decimals. Other activities include using paper cut-outs and folding to learn fractions, dramatising to solve problems, using fruits and other goodies to teach the concept of greater than and less than and the number line to practice rounding numbers.
The Bregado Flax Educational Centre Primary Division is carrying out the mandate of the Ministry of Education and Culture with its commitment to creating a “Culture of Excellence” throughout all the Territory’s educational institutions.