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Macmillan new series for primary schools impacts every classroom

Macmillan Education Caribbean recently released “Max Maths – Making Real-World Connections”, a ground-breaking new series for Caribbean primary schools that makes an impact in every classroom.

This new series has been written to support the new OECS Learning Standards for Mathematics, developing the core skills of problem-solving, reasoning, communicating, connecting, and representing. Max Maths supports all learners to become confident, curious, resourceful, and proficient mathematicians.

Macmillan Caribbean is one of the world’s leading publishers of educational and general interest books for and about the Caribbean for almost 70 years.

A spokesperson for Macmillan said that Macmillan has been committed to providing a comprehensive range of authoritative teaching and learning resources across all subjects and levels. Wherever possible the main content of the material is drawn from the everyday lives of students, providing a focused, Caribbean-specific learning experience.

“We specialise in Caribbean curriculum publishing, bringing together the expertise and capabilities of local authors, educators, Ministry officials and subject officers to help students achieve their academic goals. We also work closely with teachers to ensure they have access to the best, most up-to-date resources and materials to help make their lessons engaging and stimulating for every student.

“We understand that each Caribbean country has a unique set of requirements and that these are always changing. Our team ensures that we know what is happening and that the books and teaching resources and training we provide are the best they can be.

“In simple terms, we find out what teachers, students and parents want and use our people and technology to help them get it as efficiently as possible.”

At the heart of Max Maths – Making Real-World Connections are three key themes: rich mathematical experiences, which uses a Concrete-Pictorial Approach (CPA) to enrich learning; depth of understanding, by using activities with a range of questioning techniques; and positivity towards mathematics, which enables learners to experience and share their enjoyment in the subject.

These key themes are brought to life by engaging tasks, vibrant colours, and a series of six characters who learn alongside students, helping them to connect their learning with real-world situations.

Max Maths – Making Real-World Connections has been developed by a world-leading team of maths educators, with deep experience in teaching, training, examining, consulting, and resource development.

Comprised of a Student’s Book and Workbook for Grades 2-6 and a combined Student’s Workbook for Grade K and Grade 1, full teacher support is provided through free Online Teacher’s Guides for each Grade.

Also, Macmillan Education Caribbean has launched a fun social media campaign to help refresh and encourage educators as they return from the holidays.

Dubbed #TeachersTips, thiscampaign, launched on January 17, will be running across Macmillan Caribbean’s social platforms throughout January and February. It features videos and quotes from four educational experts, some of whom have contributed to the Macmillan Education-Caribbean materials already in use across the islands.

Teachers Tips will focus on five different themes and skills that educators can incorporate into their classrooms. Each week will explore a new theme. The campaign can be followed on Macmillan Education Caribbean’s Twitter and Facebook page, as well as their newly established LinkedIn page.

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