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4.6 Cross- age

Cluster finding 4.6: Cross-age

Use older students as mentors for younger students as this improves the mathematical understanding of both.

Why we say this

Extend pedagogical change based upon planned, focused initiatives

The initial Mad Monday Maths groups allowed Aboriginal students in stage 1 (years 1 and 2) to work together with a class teacher and our Aboriginal Education Worker (AEW). As relationships developed between Carla (AEW) and students, we included stage 3 students to participate as helpers.

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