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Durham Shared Maths

Primary children in class
Published: December 2015

Aim of our research

This evaluation looks at whether a cross-age peer tutoring scheme in Durham, Shared Maths, had an impact on pupils’ maths skills, literacy, ability and attitudes.

The Shared Maths scheme involved whole year groups, separated by a two-year age gap, working together to answer maths questions - the older children acting as tutors. 

Publication

You can read the report on the Education Endowment Foundation's website.

Key finding

This evaluation does not provide any evidence that the programme had an impact on attainment in maths, when used with Year 5 and 3 pupils.

Methods

This research involved an impact analysis and process evaluation.

The process evaluation included interviews with local coordinators, teachers delivering the programme and observations of peer-tutoring within several maths classes.