What is Numeracy?
Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers.
Numeracy skills are needed in order to function fully in everyday life. Good numeracy skills can increase your career options. A presentation focusing on the importance of numeracy is available here.
A Numeracy booklet has been produced by staff to give guidance to pupils and parents on the 8 key numeracy strands. It is designed to give an overview of each area and show examples of how this is taught across the school. It is hoped that using a consistent approach across all subjects will make it easier for pupils to progress. There are a number of links and glossaries throughout and we hope you finds this information helpful.
The booklet is designed as a reference guide when helping your child with homework or to reinforce numeracy ideas within teaching practice. The contents page outlines the eight key numeracy areas and each section gives an outline and useful examples on each topic.
Online resources to support pupils and their families in learning at home, with a particular focus on Numeracy, are currently being developed by staff. These can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
Budgeting and Numeracy PowerPoint
Order of Operations Guide