Year 10 have just started to study Quantitative Chemistry. It involves lots of calculations using the tricky concept of moles and a multistep calculation. To help the students formulate and lay out the calculations, we use a numeracy frame to help. Having to use multiple equations or the same equation in a different form to calculate an answer can be hard. By using the numeracy frame, it allows students to work collaboratively and helps each other to gain the right answer.
They are used as prompts to show the students which step is next in the sequence. Since using these, I have noticed an increase in the number of students who can complete these questions with ease. They are now left at the front of the class but are being used less as they become more confident in the methodology. Great work, Year 10!
Curriculum Leader for Science