Now Recruiting: Realistic Maths Education (RME) Key Stage 3 trial

19 May 2018

Calling all secondary comprehensive schools!

Make a real difference to maths education by participating in the Education Endowment Foundation funded KS3 trial of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME), an approach where familiar contexts help underpin abstract models, problem solving, and foster students as mathematicians.


What is it?

This programme will train Key Stage 3 maths teachers to teach mathematical problem solving using an approach called Realistic Maths Education (RME). RME was developed in the Netherlands, where it is used by 80% of schools. In RME, teachers introduce maths using contexts that are familiar to pupils before introducing more formal and abstract contexts. It seeks to develop pupils’ intuitive understanding of mathematics before they learn more formal methods. Teachers support the informal-to-formal transition by teaching problem solving strategies and showing pupils how maths can be used to model problems in familiar contexts.

The two-year trial starts with Year 7 teachers in September 2018.


Further information is available at .

Register now at !


Any questions?

Please contact the Realistic Maths Education team at Manchester Metropolitan University

Email:                Phone: 0161 247 2500                    Twitter: @RealisticMaths

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