Maths & Numeracy
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Links to Children's Rights
Maths enables children to develop their skills (Article 29) and so enables them to experience their rights related to survival and health (Articles 6, 24, 27) and develop their to ability to participate by making decisions and informed opinions (Articles 12, 13, 17)
Mathematics is an international discipline, and numeracy, the application of mathematics, plays a critical part in our private, social and civic lives, and in the economic health of the nation.
We ensure that mathematics and numeracy experiences are engaging, exciting and accessible for learners, and that they ensure that learners develop mathematical resilience (the ability to embrace challenge as a positive aspect of learning).
In the early years, play forms an important part in the development of mathematics and numeracy, enabling our learners to solve problems, explore ideas, establish connections and collaborate with others.
In later years, learners have opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively to build on the foundations established in the early years.
For learners of all ages, real-life examples drawn from the local, national and international environment help them make connections between the concrete and the abstract.
Real-life contexts are used to introduce and explore mathematical concepts, as well as to consolidate them. Teaching introduces a reasoning and problem-solving approach to all mathematics and numeracy experiences to support the development both of positive dispositions and of the four purposes of the curriculum, as well as the development of the mathematical proficiencies.
What Matters in Mathematics and Numeracy
1. The number system is used to represent and compare relationships between numbers and quantities.
2. Algebra uses symbol systems to express the structure of mathematical relationships.
3. Geometry focuses on relationships involving shape, space and position, and measurement focuses on quantifying phenomena in the physical world.
4. Statistics represent data, probability models chance, and both support informed inferences and decisions.
Progression in Mathematics and Numeracy
In the Mathematics and Numeracy Area of Learning and Experience, the model of progression is based on the development of five interdependent proficiencies, outlined below. This model of progression can be considered as both longitudinal and cross-sectional. To ensure progress in any mathematics learning, proficiencies should be developed and connected in time and should also develop over time.
- Conceptual understanding
- Communication using symbols
- Logical reasoning
- Strategic competence
Maths and Numeracy in Llanrhidian Primary School
In Llanrhidian, we encourage children to explore links with mathematics and numeracy across all areas of learning and in the real world. Embedded provision to develop the appropriate skills knowledge and experiences for Mathematics and Numeracy includes:
- Chunky mathematics lessons
- Numeracy links in IQ tasks
- Numeracy intervention for identified pupils
- Chilli Challenges within lessons
- Weekly Chilli Assessments
- Concrete to visual to abstract approach
- Numicon and Target Maths
- Flip learning - lessons and resources available digitally
- Digital Maths Resource Area – shared via hwb and classpage