Archive for October, 2011

Launch of Addacus Bitesize Stringalong Pack

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

We are delighted to announce that we are launching the Addacus Bitesize Stringalong product, for use at home by parents. It contains coloured strings, cubes, cards and an instruction booklet to teach children all that they need to know about the characteristics of the numbers from 1 to 10. It is priced at £15.99 and would be an excellent Christmas present.

Addacus Evidence from York Schools

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

11 Primary Schools in York participated in gathering data to show the effectiveness of the Addacus Programme. 28 pupils took part and the average improvement in 10 weeks was 1.5 sub levels. These were wave 3 children and here are some of the comments:

Impact on attitudes to Learning and Self Esteem

Examples of teacher comments include:

The children:

  • enjoyed taking part in the sessions and come back full of confidence.
  • are more willing to take part in the normal class activities.
  • are more confident
  • are keener to put hand up in lessons
  • are more enthusiastic about maths
  • feel more confident to count forwards and backwards and to recognise the numerals.
  • have improved confidence and self belief
  • much better concentration in class as he understands better
  • know they are making progress
  • are proud of themselves when they achieve
  • are much happier with maths
  • have a feeling of achievement
  • more confident using numbers up to 10 now.
  • The colours of different numbers have helped consolidate understanding of number bonds to 10
  • The programme has definitely improved A’s mathematical understanding, she approaches number problems with more confidence. (Child with communication difficulties)
  • They have a more positive approach to their maths learning
  • Some have even commented on the ‘ease’ of their maths work, which has further increased their confidence- they were asking it to be harder!
  • The children are now more confident to ‘have a go’ at calculation questions
  • Parents have noted that they are more enthusiastic about doing their maths homework