TLF ID S7058
This teacher resource describes a numeracy intervention strategy for primary students identified as underperforming in mathematics in New South Wales. The Taking Off With Numeracy (TOWN) strategy focuses on professional learning to enhance teachers' knowledge and skills. Teachers are supported to assess each student's numeracy understanding, identify where their solution methods are breaking down, use a teaching sequence to move each student beyond the identified hurdle in learning, and monitor student progress against a research-based framework. The resource describes the results achieved, discusses the lessons learned and the next steps, and provides references to relevant readings.