Mathematics and Numeracy:

Mathematics and Numeracy provides more than opportunities to calculate, it enables information to be handled and communicated and problems to be solved. Mathematics is used in all aspects of everyday life, allowing us to make sense of the world around us. Children need to be confident and competent in their numeracy skills to be able to function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society.

The mathematics outcomes in Curriculum for Excellence are outlined within the following areas: Number, money and measure

  • Basic number processes
  • Measure
  • Patterns and relationships
  • Expressions and equations Shape, position and movement
  • Properties of 2D shapes and 3D objects
  • Angle, symmetry and transformation Information Handling
  • Data and analysis
  • Ideas of chance and uncertainty

The mathematics outcomes allow teachers scope to plan for a wide variety of experiences which will enable young people from age three onwards, to develop mathematical understanding, allowing them to solve problems, transfer knowledge to other curricular areas and develop mathematical thinking. The teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to develop mathematical skills and improve mental agility. These include: SEAL Maths, Number Talks, Numicon, TJ Maths, Heinemann Active and Sumdog.

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