Incentivising STEM Innovation: Using Mathematics

Today’s world is rapidly changing, not least because of advances in technology. This means that the demand for the M in STEM continues to increase. The Northern Ireland curriculum is cognizant of this and has the use of Mathematics as a cross-curricular skill right across the various Areas of Learning that make up the curriculum.

Following the success of CCEA’s Incentivising STEM Innovation programme in previous years, in 2015/16 we worked with seven teachers from a variety of post-primary schools to seek new and innovative ways to promote teaching and learning in Mathematics across the curriculum. The main aim was to affect change in the classroom, creating a shift in behaviours by making learning Mathematics more relevant and enjoyable, and to share this with teachers across Northern Ireland.

The project ran from November 2015 - June 2016. This year, for the first time the Incentivising STEM Innovation programme is being aimed at primary schools with the emphasis on promoting an enquiry based approach to learning across the disciplines that make up STEM.

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