The Story Behind

The Story Behind

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Teachers Helping Teachers

How It All Began

By accident!

Have you ever heard of accidental learning? According to research, this is where the best teaching happens! Well EBMC Resources began with two Intermediate Mathematics specialists working in classes next to each other, both reinventing the wheel by spending hours looking for online activities, flicking through textbooks, photocopying worksheets and trimming worksheets so they fitted perfectly into the students’ Maths books. Through close observations of (or spying on) cool things happening in each other’s classrooms, they decided to join forces and build a Maths program that would have everything to make life easy and enjoyable as teachers.

It became evident very quickly that to produce a professional and comprehensive lesson each day that engaged students and differentiated levels was crazy! Planning was massive and very time consuming. It dawned on them that all NZ Intermediate Maths teachers were doing this amount of planning, plus approaching their lessons exhausted and feeling unappreciated for the amount of personal time used for planning and marking.

This strongly motivated the duo to collaborate over the next three years. They developed and refined their Intermediate program with the aim to empower NZ teachers in Mathematics, and therefore empower NZ students! Hence the name of their series: emPowerED Maths.

In true form, this duo’s feedback came from their very own students (whose ability ranged from Year 7 to Year 8), helping them refine the program to have a funky and cool look that engaged students. Plus other teachers and relievers who adopted the program had their say!

EBMC Resources appreciates NZ teachers and hopes they enjoy the extra time, energy and confidence they will get back when using this program. Let's put the focus back on ‘real’ teaching: working alongside students and building positive relationships. No more worries about planning!

Trust us, this program has boosted quality, consistency and ease in our classrooms. We want the same for you!