• Cornerstone Maths
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  • Cornerstone Maths

Cornerstone Maths

Cornerstone Maths

Service Pack: Available with USO

Subject: Mathematics

Cornerstone Maths curriculum units have been developed for over 5 years by an international team of experts based in the UCL Institute of Education and Stanford Research Institute International. The curriculum-aligned modules use multiple visual representations (graphs, timelines, tables) in a creative, narrative context to help pupils understand the traditionally hard-to-grasp ideas in the areas of linear functions, geometric similarity and patterns and expressions.

What is Cornerstone Maths?

Cornerstone Mathematics integrates ICT into mathematics lessons to present key mathematical ideas using dynamic representations and simulations. Cornerstone Mathematics is intended for use by pupils in Key Stage 3, and is aligned with the latest National Curriculum. Current units address hard-to-grasp concepts in linear functions, geometric similarity and patterns and expressions.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is another key facet of the project. Schools currently using Cornerstone Maths report school-wide change in the way teachers approach mathematics education across grades and as a community.

The Cornerstone Story

Cornerstone Maths was originally conceived following a charitable donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation and Hutchison Whampoa Europe Limited. It was introduced into 124 UK schools under a successful partnership between SRI International and the London Knowledge Lab.

The roots of Cornerstone Maths go back to the 1990s with research on the use of dynamic representations to change maths education. Progressing through small scale studies using computer-based representations in the classroom and large-scale testing in Texas and Florida schools. A year-long pilot study in England in 2011 involving nineteen teachers and 490 pupils combined cloud-based technology and continuous professional development. The pilot yielded measurable learning gains in Key Stage 3 classrooms across a wide range of student backgrounds.

The resources were designed and evaluated to enhance learning via the use of multiple representations that are visual, dynamic, and inter-connected. Cornerstone Maths also leverages the crucial importance of teacher professional learning by offering professional development and involvement with a lively project community.

How to access Cornerstone Maths

Cornerstone Maths is split into two component parts. The online resources are made available via TRUSTnet and the offline support programme is co-ordinated by the Institute of Education.

Please visit www.cornerstonemathsinfo.lgfl.net to find out how to access the offline support programme and click on the launch button above to access the online material.

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Additional resources – All to be produced by LKL – and to follow

1. Linear Functions

a. Teacher Guide

b. Pupil workbook (write-in)

c. Pupil workbook (non-consumable)

2. Geometric similarity

a. Teacher Guide

b. Pupil workbook (write-in)

c. Pupil workbook (non-consumable)

3. Patterns and expressions

a. Teacher Guide

b. Pupil workbook (write-in)

c. Pupil workbook (non-consumable)