Pupils

What is Numeracy?

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.

For these, and many other reasons, all young people will be given the opportunity to engage with numeracy in many different curricular areas throughout their Broad General Education.

To give you some support and guidance with various areas of numeracy we have produced a booklet called the Pupil Guide to Numeracy.

You are encouraged to refer to this guide regularly to reinforce the skills you will learn in Maths and to help make links with numeracy and other parts of the curriculum.

You will also find some tutorials recorded by our own Maths teachers in the numeracy section on this website.

You will be familiar with the Numeracy Word Wall outside rooms 135 and 134.

Below are some definitions of the words you should know:

Adjacent

Alternate

Bisector

Circumference

Congruent

Consecutive

Continuous

Coordinate

Corresponding

Cumulative Frequency

Discrete

Equidistant

Equilateral

Exponential

Factorise 

Frequency

Gradient

Hypotenuse

Integer

Intersect

Inverse

Interquartile Range

Isosceles

Linear

Parallel

Parallelogram

Perpendicular

Probability

Proportion

Pythagoras

Quadratic

Quadrilateral

Questionnaire

Reciprocal

Rhombus

Scalene

Sequence

Simultaneous

Symmetry

Tessellate

Trapezium

Vertex