Lunch time maths centre scores top marks from students

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Braybrook College students are spending their lunchtimes brushing up on their numeracy skills.

School principal Kelly Panousieris and Numeracy Coordinator Morag Brennan set up the maths centre at the end of Term 1. The centre gives students a space, outside of the classroom, where they could seek additional support to help them achieve their best.  

The centre is seen as a collaborative space for students to complete activities, and their maths homework, with a maths teacher on hand to answer any questions. 

Ms. Panousieris says the maths centre operated on a daily basis, with about 50-75 students a week now willing giving up their lunch time to spend time in the centre and brush up on their maths skills.  

Ms. Brennan sayy a number of gadgets for hands-on problem solving were available within the centre and as well as the Mathletics program.  

She says having the Mathletics program in the centre meant students who didn’t have a computer at home could complete their homework and not fall behind.  

'I also work closely with the school’s maths faculty to provide data analysis for teachers so they can tailor their lessons to suit all students, and I also train every maths teacher to set up maths exercises in the Mathletics program to suit individual student needs.”'

Braybrook College’s maths centre is one example of the great initiatives underway across the State to support the achievement of the Education State targets, including that more students excel in mathematics.