Some exciting developments are underway in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) mathematics subject group. MYP educators Margaret Clavette and Terry Linton look ahead to the new subject guide and explain the benefits that the proposed changes will have on teachers, students, and schools.
For the past year, Middle Years Programme (MYP) educators Margaret Clavette and Terry Linton have been working together with several stakeholders on the new MYP mathematics course. There are several reasons to be excited for the new course but here are the top four:
This will allow teachers to review the work done in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and ensure that students are receiving a balanced course of study to prepare them for the MYP. The teachers will benefit from this as they will have a greater understanding of what the students should know when they enter the MYP, thus able to deliver better-planned units.”
What do teachers think of the new MYP mathematics course?
When we asked MYP educators what they think of the new mathematics course, MYP educator Margarent Clavette said “First and foremost, I really appreciate that there is now an emphasis on the continuum. From the prior knowledge between Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the concepts that align with those of the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Career-related Programme (CP), there is a definite excitement about being able to finally align practices through the four programmes. Having the MYP guide organized in this manner reinforces the need to approach all programmes with the same philosophy of what is inquiry and how we can scaffold and make it age-appropriate”