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Improving capacity to deliver maths is a high priority for the Foundation and we have worked with providers across all the Education and Training sector to develop a rich resource of research, training and materials for teachers, trainers and leaders to improve their practice and support learners to higher levels of achievement.  To find out about the support that is available for those delivering maths visit our maths exhibition site.

3 out of 5 is a scheme to engage people in maths. It is a new approach that encourages people to develop their maths skills outside the maths classroom - such as in the gym, garden, library or in non-maths education. There are lots of challenges to choose from, or you can develop your own. In fact, some of the challenges have been suggested by learners across the secure estate. Learners just need to complete 3 challenges to receive a certificate and calculator in recognition of their hard work! To roll out the scheme in your prison you need our marketing flyer, the Staff and Mentor Guidance, and the Challenge Cards (these can also be downloaded separately - A Rough IdeaMaths FactsPractical NumbersPuzzle it OutValue 4 Money). 21 prisons signed up to run the challenge this year and the prison who completes the most challenges by March 24th will be awarded the 3 out of 5 challenge shield for 2016/17. If you'd like your prison to be involved in competing in next year's challenge then email to express your interest.

Below you will find resources to support the teaching and embedding of maths within the secure estate, including the key resource: the Unlocking Maths guide. To the right you will find two videos created to accompany the guide looking at active learning and peer mentoring.

Would you like printed copies of resources? You can request printed copies of a number of  our maths resources by completing this order form.

Related Resources

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Unlocking maths guide for maths teachers working with learners, up to and including Level 2, within the Secure Estate

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Maths Starters and Enders Cards

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Hospitality and catering: vocational maths guide

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Health and social care: vocational maths guide

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Construction & the built environment: vocational maths guide

Maths Pipeline Secure Estate Films

Two videos exploring active learning and peer mentoring to help support maths teaching in the secure estate

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OLASS Numeracy Toolkit: Data handling

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OLASS Numeracy Toolkit: Measure

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OLASS Numeracy Toolkit: Fractions

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OLASS Numeracy Toolkit: Number

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OLASS Numeracy Toolkit: Guidance

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Teaching and learning functional maths

Maths4Prisons resources

Maths Mentors programme – Maths4Prisons handbook and associated resources to train mentors

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