Being numerate helps us to function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society. It increases our opportunities within the world of work and establishes foundations which can be built upon through lifelong learning. Numeracy is not only a subset of mathematics; it is also a life skill which permeates and supports all areas of learning, allowing young people access to the wider curriculum.
Numeracy is a skill for life, learning and work. Having well-developed numeracy skills allows young people to be more confident in social settings and enhances enjoyment in a large number of leisure activities.
The numeracy experiences and outcomes have been structured using eight organisers:
Estimation and rounding
Number and number processes
Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages Money
Data and analysis
Ideas of chance and uncertainty.
Glashieburn uses an active maths approach ensuring pupils learn in the above organised through a relevant and creative approach. Glashieburn have had training from Active Maths with Amy Sinclair which classes are implementing. We are also moving towards a more hollistic way to teach maths topics.