Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) Caribbean Volunteer Publications: Secondary School Maths: Lesson Plans and Activities

Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO)  Caribbean Volunteer Publications Series No. 7 & 9.
Secondary School Maths: Lesson Plans and Activities


Many times, great resources exist for teachers to support them in their work.  Many times, these resources are not easily accessible to them or teachers may not even be aware that these resources exist.

In my travels around the internet I happened to come across a series of educational publications for teachers in the Caribbean. These resources materials were developed by the British Agency, Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) and were developed in the Caribbean with the assistance of teachers and volunteers working in the Caribbean.


While these resources are dated, they may nevertheless be useful.

These resources are archived with ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) and are presented here for use by CXC CSEC teachers.



Teaching Directed Numbers at Secondary School Level. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 7 (1992)

This book is a collection of teaching strategies and activities for teachers of secondary mathematics.

This volume is the product of a workshop that focused on student understanding of directed numbers. Suggested teaching methods include introducing the number concept, using a number line, number strips, monograms, bottle top addition and subtraction, patterns, the hare and the hounds, win or lose, magic squares, null words puzzles, multiplication matrix, using a calculator, and games.

Areas of mathematics which involve the use of directed numbers and students' problems with these concepts are also discussed.
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Upper School Maths: Lesson Plans and Activities for Ages 9-11 Years. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 9 (1997)

This collection of lesson plans and activities for students aged 9-11 years is based on a science curriculum developed by a group of Caribbean nations.

The activities pertain to topics such as place value, prime and composite numbers, the sieve of Eratosthenes, square numbers, factors and multiples, sequences, averages, geometry, symmetry, tessellations, ominoes, measurement, capacity and mass, metric mass, time, money, fractions, decimals, percentage and ratio, graphs, and problem solving.

The activities are organized by objectives from the core curriculum and frequently include worksheets for students, Eric Document 417073


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