Authentic Maths is due to launch in October 2013
Authentic Maths will offer primary schools in West and North Cumbria the opportunity to participate in professional development which will allow them to take the mathematics component of the new primary curriculum in their stride.
Authentic Maths will also provide support for parents and other adults who work with children on their primary maths. Support can be offered to teachers and adults in all areas by Skype.
Authentic Maths will provide a free information service through this blog which will provide news on national policy and interesting resources and initiatives as well as free resources with notes for primary level maths.
Authentic Maths will commence operation as the sole trading business of Rebecca Hanson. Rebecca has taught in four schools and, as a secondary head of maths, led a substantial positive transformation in results. Rebecca has lectured in mathematics education at Manchester Metropolitan University and supervises PGCE students for the OU. She has also completed substantial national level freelance work in mathematics education.
Rebecca has a Masters Degree from Cambridge in Mathematics and Management as well as a PGCE from St. Martins and a Masters in Education from the Open University. She has completed the training for mathematics advisers supporting primary schools with the development of arithmetic proficiency which has been provided to support the new primary curriculum by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and she is an NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead.