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Numeracy

Overview

“Numeracy is a proficiency, which is developed mainly in mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables.” (Framework for teaching Mathematics – years 7-9)

Upon arrival at St Hugh’s, students will sit a short numeracy assessment to test their competency in a variety of areas such as number bonds, times tables, place value and telling the time. We are committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all of its pupils; interventions are put in place to ensure our pupils are confident and capable in the use of numeracy. This in turn will support their learning in all areas of the curriculum and enable them to acquire the skills necessary to help achieve success in further education, employment and adult life.

Parents can support their children by:

  • Ensuring that emphasis is placed on mental and written methods for calculations and that calculators are only used where appropriate when working at home (method and working must be shown irrespective of calculator use)
  • Valuing their child’s own methods of doing calculations
  • Requesting a revision guide appropriate to their children’s grade (please contact the Assistant Headteacher Maths)
  • Encouraging their children to make use of the learning tools in the websites listed below.

Team and roles within the team:

  • Miss Rachel Taylor - CTL STEM (rachel.taylor@wgacademy.org.uk)

Useful webiste links

www.mathswatchvle.com (Video explanations and questions)

Centre ID: twgash
Username: firstname
Password: lastname

www.methodmaths.com (Past papers online that are instantly marked)

Centre ID: wga
Username: firstname
Password: lastname

www.hegartymaths.com (Online tutorials and quizzes)

Login: first name and last name are backwards and case sensitive

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths (Clear instructions and quizzes)

No login required