mathcymru Grants

Grants of up to £400 for new and engaging maths projects

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A great opportunity to strengthen your school’s performance in maths!

The Welsh Government provided grant funding through mathcymru for schools to develop and run numerical reasoning projects in celebration of World Maths Day.

The projects were completed on 31 March 2016.

 

  • Maths grants up to the value of £400 are available to schools for numerical projects that meet the criteria of the scheme.*

    Criteria

    Projects should:
    • add to the teaching and learning of numerical reasoning in your school
    • not duplicate existing or planned initiatives
    • demonstrate cost effective aspects
    • include the method of evaluation and how a measurement of the impact of the project will be made.
    • Resources arising from the project must be made available to the mathcymru website.
    Grants may include:
    • Teacher supply costs to release staff for preparation and administration of the project
    • Resources that are intrinsic to the completion of the project and without which the project cannot take place
    • Equipment, as long as this does not constitute a major part of the money awarded.
    Grants will not support:
    • Equipment that forms the major part of the application and does not add intrinsic value to the project
    • Training courses for teachers
    • Travel costs for pupils.

    *Please note the total budget available for the grant scheme is limited and some bids that meet all the specified criteria may not receive funding, or may be granted only partial funding.

    Notes on completing the application form

    Applications must be on the official form (download a file here). Make sure you meet the criteria above, and answer the three questions under the heading ‘Action plan for project’. You may also wish to consider these:

    • How many pupils will benefit?
    • How does the project add to the teaching and learning of numerical reasoning in your school?
    • How will the funding help with new activities?
    • How will you evaluate the project and measure its impact? If you are successful, you will be asked to include this evaluation in your report, so it is important to make sure your outcomes are measurable.
    • How will you disseminate the project to other staff in your school?
    • How could you extend this project at the end of the funding period (we appreciate that this may not be possible without further funding)? If you are successful, you will be asked to include in your report an assessment of the future of the project.

    Please note:

    • You must show the full costs of the project. Where the project costs more than the maximum mathcymru award, please show how you will fund the additional costs
    • If you are successful, you must complete the project and spend the grant award, or contractually commit to spend it, by 31 March 2016. The report must be submitted by 30 April 2016.

    All funded projects will be featured on the mathcymru website.

    Deadline for applications

    Applications must be completed, signed and returned to Joss Spittle, Schools Liaison Manager, Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Thursday 3 December 2015 at 5pm.

    Final project report

    Once the project is completed, a final project report must be submitted to Techniquest (to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) no later than 30 April 2016. Reports should include:

    • A 300-word outline of the project, with photographs suitable for uploading onto the mathcymru website
    • A summary of the aims and an evaluation measured against these aims
    • Assessment of the future of the project and learning outcomes.
  • The successful schools for 2015/16 were:

    School

    Project

    Report

    Additional Resources

    Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi

    Working with time and money

    Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi report

    Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

    Numeracy day

    Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth report  Maes y Gwendraeth gallery

    Ysgol Gymraeg Penalltau

    Rhieni, Rhifedd a Rhesymu

    Ysgol Gymraeg Penalltau report

    Pen y Bryn Primary

    Puzzling parcels

    Pen y Bryn Primary School report  Pen y Bryn Primary gallery

    Ysgol Penycae

    Brick by Brick

    Ysgol Penycae review

    Ysgol Rhydygors

    Allotment challenge

    Ysgol Rhydygors report

    Sully Primary School

    Rapturous Remarkable Reasoning

    Sully Primary School report

    Victoria Primary Wrexham

    Chatterbox maths

    Victoria Primary Wrexham report  Victoria matrix
    Victoria reasoning communication sheet 

    You can view the 2015 reports here.

    You can view the 2014 reports here.

    You can view the 2013 reports here.

Mathcymru programme

Techniquest’s Maths programmes have been designed to encourage enquiry, problem solving skills and the opportunity for pupils to explore new ideas and topics, or simply to reinforce prior learning.

All shows and workshops are presenter-led, while kits may be hired for use in schools for 1-4 days. Techniquest encourages schools to share these resources with nearby schools and the wider community: presenter-led sessions with the Maths kits can also be organised.

All Techniquest mathematics programmes support the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework. Teachers receive pre and post visit materials to further help incorporate the Techniquest experience into the teaching of the National Curriculum for Wales.

Pupils taking part in a MathCymru maths activity

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