Numeracy

NUMERACY

The Foundation – Year 2 Numeracy develops a sense of number, order, sequence, pattern and position, using the students’ environment. It introduces mathematical symbols and language to communicate and explain mathematical ideas; it presents simple strategies to pose basic mathematical questions and to investigate and solve simple, concrete problems.

The Grade 3-6 Numeracy continues to progress the development of specific mathematical skills and knowledge, and uses these skills in learning across the curriculum to both enrich the study of other learning areas and contribute to the development of broader and deeper numeracy skills. The development of Information and Communication Technology Capability is more apparent across the curriculum at this level.

At KDPS we;

  • teach at least 5 hours of Numeracy each week
  • teach the three mathematical strands – Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability
  • adhere to a whole school lesson structure (see below)
  • teach mathematical vocabulary
  • aim to teach essential numeracy skills that are required for personal, home, work and community life
  • connect lessons to real life
  • teach strategies in a variety of ways
  • teach every student at their individual point of need
  • ensure students complete a pre-test to determine what they can do and what their future learning needs are
  • design lessons to initiate new learning which is built on prior knowledge and understanding
  • conference regularly with students to discuss learning and set future learning goals – What am I currently achieving? Where do I need my learning to go next? How am I going to achieve this?
  • progressively record student progress for each unit of work
  • ensure students complete a post test to determine learning outcomes
  • use progressive recording and post test data to assess student progress