Maths Buddies

Maths Buddies – Mid Program Survey
Note: 60% of the students who participate in the Maths Buddies program completed this survey.Therefore, the results from this survey are a reflection of the majority of the students participating.

In 2017, Haberfield Public School implemented a Maths Buddies program designed to boost the number skills of Year 2 and 3 students. The program involves Years 5 students working one-on-one with a Year 2 student, guiding them through a series of hands-on maths games.

This year, almost 70% of our senior maths mentors were girls. These students supported the Years 2 and 3 as they developed their skills in key mathematical concepts including:

  • Friends of 10
  • Doubling
  • Empty number lines
  • Counting on and backwards
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Arrays

As a result of the hard working Year 5 mentors, the Year 2 and 3 students overwhelming felt:

  • Their number skills were improving
  • They had more confidence with maths
  • They enjoyed maths more
  • They had made strong friendships with their mentors