Numeracy

Numeracy

As an Academy we aim to achieve the following:
 
  • promote a positive attitude to mathematics from staff and students alike
  • highlight and develop links between all subjects and mathematics
  • ensure consistent approaches to mathematics are used across the curriculum especially with relation to calculations, percentages, the use of calculators and handling data
  • build students’ confidence in transferring skills that they have learnt in mathematics
In order to achieve these aims teachers are required to:
 
  • raise the profile of mathematics in their subject by promoting the application of number at every available opportunity
  • be aware of the range of competence with number that students bring to the lesson
  • build students’ confidence when they encounter difficulties
  • demonstrate the skills expected of students as identified below
Students need to be encouraged to:
 
  • estimate, and consider the reasonableness of an answer
  • use mental methods where possible for calculations
  • know when it is appropriate to use a calculator and when they are capable without using one
  • use correct mathematical language
  • measure to an appropriate degree of accuracy
  • use correct mathematical notation
  • clearly set out their working in a methodical layout