My DS who is in year 2 has come home today and said that he was part of a small group of children in his class who were called to do rm maths. I've never heard of this so guessing this means that he may be struggling at maths but this has not yet been communicated to us. I'm a bit worried and will see if I can have a quick chat with his teacher tomorrow but just wanted to see if anyone here is more familiar with the above and could shed some light?
At my DS's school very child does RM maths from Reception to Year 6. He goes in small groups with his classmates. Each child works alone on a computer. The program can be repeated over and over again and gives a score at the end of the session. The program is tailored to age and ability.
DS loves it. From the way he describes it it seems to be very visual and much more "exciting" than seeing the same problem written in black and white on a page.
We use it for every child too. It very cleverly pitches itself at their ability. It is a great programme. I wouldn't be surprised if all the children in your DS's school do it, but can only go in groups that will fit in the computer suite.
dd1 used this in Y2, but it was used for those in the bottom group for numeracy.
She loved it, helped her improve and increased her confidence and is now a group higher in numeracy, which considering how difficult she did find numeracy is fantastic. We were so impressed with how much she was getting out of it we purchased the cd rom for her to use at home now that she is no longer doing it in class to help her maintain her level.