Numeracy and Mathematics

Mathematics includes specific aspects of numeracy which will be developed both in mathematics and in other areas of the curriculum.

Learning through mathematics enables children and young people to:

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

In West Primary School we place importance on the value of active learning. In the early stages children have the opportunity to explore mathematics through purposeful play.

As children progress through the school they will learn about the development of mathematics and its connections with other areas of learning in a relevant and active way. This cross-curricular approach helps to set contexts helping children find greater understanding.

The main components in the development of mathematics are:

  • Information handling
  • Number, money and measure
  • Shape, position and movement

We are now introducing the Teejay Mathematics resources throughout the school.

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