Targeted Early Numeracy


The Targeted Early Numeracy (TEN) intervention program fulfilled a NSW Government commitment to provide support for early years' students experiencing difficulty with numeracy. TEN was successfully piloted in 2009. The main objective was to enable teachers to improve F–2 students' facility with number, to reduce their risk of scoring in the lowest bands on the year 3 NAPLAN test.

TEN was implemented within a normal daily lesson block, without withdrawal or an additional specialist teacher. Regions selected facilitators, who were trained to provide intensive support to the schools over six months. Approximately 30 facilitators worked with 500 F–2 teachers each semester.


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