At Royds we incorporate numeracy within our lessons and schemes of work across the curriculum. It is important to prepare students for mathematical examinations but also mathematics they will need throughout their life.
Numeracy complements literacy and is sometimes called ‘mathematical literacy’. Both skills are needed in order to function fully in modern life, from tasks as simple as shopping to mathematical skills needed in the workplace. Being numerate means being able to reason with numbers and other mathematical concepts and to apply these in a range of contexts and to solve a variety of problems. Being numerate is as much about thinking and reasoning logically as about ‘doing sums’.
- Use money with confidence.
- Use multiplication tables.
- Handle time with confidence
- Use different types of measurement
- Understand ratio, proportion, fractions and percentages
- Interpret graphs, maps and tables
- Process information
- Solve problems
In order to provide you with further information, particularly with regard to consistency methods, students are given a numeracy booklet. The booklet includes the methods we use to teach your child and some exercises to complete.