Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) is a research-based intervention program developed by Dr Ann Gervasoni of ACU in association with the Early Numeracy Research Project (1999-2002), focusing on the early years of schooling.
The EMU Program has been shown by detailed research to improve children’s learning and confidence with mathematics.
EMU is the Second Wave Intervention for Numeracy in the Diocese of Sale. As part of the Diocesan Numeracy Improvement Strategy, teachers have been trained as specialist intervention teachers who implement the EMU in their schools with targeted groups of children who have been identified as being at risk in their numeracy learning.
The EMU Program involves intensive 30-minute daily sessions for groups of 3 children over a period of 10-20 weeks.
In selecting students to be part of EMU, schools should consider the following: