Mr Thomas' Blog


Each of us uses mathematical skills and concepts in everyday life. To face the challenges of the 21st century, each young person needs to have confidence in using mathematical skills, and Scotland needs both specialist mathematicians and a highly numerate population.

Learning through mathematics enables children and young people to:

  • develop essential numeracy skills, which allow them to participate fully in society
  • develop a secure understanding of the concepts, principles and processes of mathematics and apply these in different contexts, including the world of work
  • have an understanding of the application of mathematics, its impact on our society past and present, and its potential for the future

At St. John Paul II, children engage with maths through a variety of resources which allow them to investigate and exploring. TeeJay Maths is our core resource, but is supplemented by other resources.  Some of these resources are highlighted below

  • Scottish Heinemann Maths 1-7
  • Target Boards
  • Numbers Up
  • Maths Games
  • SMARTBoard Activities
  • Active Numeracy

ICT is an integral part of the teaching of maths. The use of the SMARTboard, iPads and Education City enhances the learning experience for the children.

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