Bolton Council invests in maths excellence

14 Jan 2019 10:28
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Bolton Council supports the development of maths standards in all its primary schools

Bolton Schools ICT (SICT), the not-for-profit ICT traded service of Bolton Council, has announced it has signed a contract with interactive teaching and learning resource provider ‘Learning by Questions’ (LbQ). The classroom app has been purchased to boost the development of maths standards in Bolton’s 90 primary schools.

The agreement forms part of Bolton Schools’ ICT annual investment in supporting the teaching of the core subjects: Maths, English and Science.

Learning by Questions is a revolutionary approach to supporting teachers by providing interactive, curriculum-aligned content that also gives pupils immediate feedback to every answer they give. 

Deb Lyons, Bolton Schools’ ICT computing and eLearning consultant explained: “For the past two years we have invested in an online resource to help teach children safe researching skills, along-side English; grammar, punctuation and spelling. For the next two years we wanted to invest in a resource to help our school thrive in their teaching of maths.

“As soon as we saw LbQ we could see that children would be completely engaged and excited by the learning activities. Teachers love its power to absorb children in the learning, the format of the resource also provides them with more time to really teach and support those students who need extra guidance”.

Over 25 primary schools across Bolton have already attended the introductory workshops to ensure the resource is fully utilised in every classroom, and the remaining schools will have the opportunity to attend more LBQ workshops over the coming months.

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