Wellshot Primary School

Numeracy

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Mathematics and Numeracy

Mathematics equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information,  simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions. We follow national and authority guidance in mathematics and problem solving. From P.1-7 we take an active approach to learning in maths using a variety of resources such as Heinemann Active Mathematics, which is based on development through activity. We also use Teejay Maths and Primary Maths in Action from P4-P7. Skills are developed, practised and consolidated with opportunities for pupils to apply their skills in real life contexts and across the curriculum.

Children are taught how to use a calculator properly and computers; maths games and equipment such as the “Bee Bots” are all given their place in the mathematics timetable. Problem solving begins right from Primary 1 and all pupils are involved in weekly maths challenges.

Children are also shown how to collect, organise, display and interpret information from graphs and databases even from the earliest stages in the school. Information Handling is completed in a very practical manner, often linked to other areas of the curriculum, especially Social Studies, thematic learning and ICT.

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