Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC curriculum

Summary of Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC Curriculum

This post, Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC curriculum; gives an overview of unified Mathematics Teaching Scheme of work for Nigerian Nursery Schools. There is also links to where you can download the official scheme of work in PDF format.

Meaning of Schemes of Work and How this scheme was developed

Scheme of work is a document which contain the breakdown of the topics in a curriculum or a teaching syllabus into weeks. In the simplest terms, scheme of work is the document that shows the topics that a teacher is to teach a particular class for every week of a term or terms.

In an earlier post, I discussed how the unified Schemes of Works for Nigeria came to be. I also describe the process of developing schemes of work. Click here to read this details.

Before I continue however, let me restate that government education agencies and ministries collaborates with examination bodies to develop the unified schemes of work for Nigerian schools.

Also, it is worth reemphasizing that there is need for unified schemes to eliminate or reduce uncertainties in performance evaluation. Hence, the unified schemes are some sort of standards. All independent schemes is expected to conform to the unified schemes. This is because external (final year) examinations set their questions based on the unified schemes of works.

Finally, the official schemes are the same for almost all the states of the federation. And the common problem is that the official schemes are not easily accessible and available to interested buyers.

This particular scheme of work – Nursery Mathematics and all our schemes of works are official.

We take off from the official scheme produced by the Education Resource Center (ERC), Abuja; then compares with those of other states.

Overview of the Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC Curriculum

The Scheme of Work -Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC curriculum contains all the topics for each week of every terms in the Nursery Classes (Nursery 1 & 2). These include all the topics for all the weeks in first term; second term and third term in Nursery 1. And also All the topics for all the weeks in first term; second term; and third term in Nursery 2.

Format

Unlike most of the scheme you will get elsewhere; the Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC curriculum is not simply PDF of scanned images. Our schemes are typed-text and searchable PDF documents.

The advantage of typed-text and searchable PDF documents over scanned images PDF is that of speed and seamless workflow. In typed-text PDF, you can easily search through the scheme for a given topic, term or concept. But you cannot do that with PDF that someone created from scanned images.

A teacher that is using the soft-copy of the typed-text and searchable PDF schemes can easily copy the topic and objectives to the lesson plan. But you cannot do this with scanned-images PDF schemes.

Content of Scheme of Work – Nursery Science based on NERDC curriculum

The official Mathematics Teaching Scheme of work for Nigerian Nursery Schools centers on the fundamentals of numeracy.

I have taught Mathematics at the Nursery, Primary, Secondary as well as A-level. And based on firsthand experience, I cannot emphasize enough on the importance of having concrete fundamentals of numeracy. I have mentioned on several occasions, that one of the major reasons why many students struggle with Mathematics is the lack of concrete understanding of the fundamentals of numeracy.

I know people who measure the quality of their (children’s) Nursery schools by the length of numbers that Nursery pupils are able to reel off hand. In fact, I have had to witness school administrators and owners boast of being ahead because nursery students of their school ca reel off more than those of others.

But this is not professional. There is no use overloading the under 5 years children with information that will aid their future studies. A child may be able to reel off 1 – 5000 off hand but struggle with Mathematics in later studies.

One of the key objectives of the official Mathematics teaching schemes of work for nursery schools is conceptual understanding. This means not to stuff nursery pupils with so much; but to offer them basic personal understanding of mathematics concept that they will use in future studies.

Hence, the scheme keeps the amount of numbers to teach nursery pupils within good range. Those who does not understand this usually say the scheme is scanty. That is not professionally true since many education experts from across country developed the national curriculum.

The general contents of the Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC curriculum include:

  1. Counting of Numbers
  2. Identification/Reading of Numbers
  3. Writing of Numbers

The content follows educational psychology of progressing from concrete (counting of real things) to abstract. It also follows the general professional understanding that reading precedes writing. Hence, the scheme gradually introduces writing of numbers after the pupils have learned to count and identify/read numbers. This further aids internalization of the concepts of numbers.

Most importantly, the scheme introduces few numbers at a time to ensure mastery. Also, writing of numbers proceeds from forming of writing patterns. This encourages cross-referencing with activities in letter work.

Download Scheme of Work – Nursery Mathematics based on NERDC curriculum

We are currently selling the our materials at 50% discount. Hence, the current price of our Science Teaching Schemes for Nursery Schools cost as follows:

  1. Complete Science Teaching Scheme for Nursery 1 & 2 – N1250 N625
  2. Compulete Science Teaching Scheme for Nursery 1 only – N 625 N312.50
  3. Complete Science Teaching Scheme for Nursery 2 – N 625 N312.50

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