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Oxford Maths Investigator Mi6

Discussion in 'Primary' started by littlerussell, May 28, 2011.

  1. littlerussell

    littlerussell New commenter

    Anyone using Mi3-6 maths scheme from Oxford? What do you think of it?
    I am looking for a new maths scheme for school and this one interests me. Looking for something which has U&A embedded, rather than tacked on like Abacus, and the format of this with a textbook of stimuli and separate activities (rather than traditional Q&A) really appeals.
    Would be interested to know what it is like to work with, though.
  2. CVR


    The school I am about to start at uses it accross KS2, and seem happy with it. As far as I have seen the children engage really well with it, particularly when the teachers dramatise or bring to life the cases. I am about to start teaching, and am keen to hear any thoughts, views on how best to manage it.
  3. otters258

    otters258 New commenter

    We base all maths on the MI scheme in our junior school. We have been using the materials for 5 years and were a pilot school for the approach before that. The children really enjoy the cases and the impact on our results has been considerable (SATs 20% increase since using the scheme). This is because the children are much better at using and applying with confidence. However it does take some time to “bed in” as an approach with staff. If you want to experiment before committing to purchasing I have resources for the cases we used in the pilot (lesson plans, resource sheets, displays and SMART boards) for Years 3, 4 and 6.
  4. Hi Christine,

    I am really interested in this scheme too. Could you send me whatever you have too?

    Many thanks

  5. I've been looking at this as wel. Would like to use some of it with my y6's.
    Would love to see how you handled it.Would you mind sending your resources to me as well?


  6. purplepearlopal

    purplepearlopal New commenter

    I have been looking into this too but would be most helpful to see an example of resources too. Thanks in advance.
  7. Christine,
    I've just started a new job as Maths Specialist in a primary school in North London and would love to see the resource examples you have as it sounds like something else I could possibly adapt and use when teaching in different classes.
    E-mail: rachel_smith1983@yahoo.co.uk

    Many thanks in advance.
  8. Very interested in looking at the Y6 stuff please!

    email: westley26@btinternet.com

    Many thanks!
  9. otters258

    otters258 New commenter

    Tried to send stuff to you at this address but it has failed to deliver.
  10. Hi
    Can I please join the request list for Y6 materils.I recently went on a course and a leading teacher was extolling the virtues of Oxford Maths Investigator .She echoed what you have said ,that the children were engaged and was sure it had help standards rise.As maths subject leader I would like to go to head with a greater understanding rather than just hard sell from reps.
    Thanking you in advance
  11. Hi. I use MI. As others have said, the children are really engaged and enjoy their maths sessions. I find it quite easy to differentiate for the lower attaining children. The using and applying aspects are really good. The quality of discussion among the children has been impressive. I'd recommend anyone to give it a try, definitely better than other schemes that are around.
  12. gev


    Hi Christine555,
    I've just returned to the primary phase after 7.5 years in secondary. My new school have begun using this scheme this year and there seem to be many 'bedding in' difficulties, particularly with staff new to teaching.
    As AHT for Inclusion, I would like to support these teachers, especially with differentiation in years 3,4 & 5. As I don't know this program at all, any resources & lesson plans (especially Mi3) would be very much appreciated.
    Hope you are still reachable as your message was posted over a year ago.

    My email address is graceevans6@sky.com
    Look forward to hearing from you,


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