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Maths and Numeracy

Maths and Numeracy


What is Numeracy?

Numeracy is the application of Mathematics to solve real-life problems; it includes the use of concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in everyday situations.


When do we use Numeracy?

We use Numeracy all the time and, often, don’t even realise we are using it! We use it at home, school and when we are enjoying leisure time, through activities such as:

~ cooking (weighing and measuring) and adapting recipes

~ checking finances/money and setting budgets

~ reading timetables and calculating the length of journeys, programmes and other activities

~ understanding statistics and graphs/data in the news

~ paying bills, receiving change and calculating discounts/savings on the items we buy

… and so much more!


What can you do at home to support your child?

Learners should be given opportunities to explore mathematically rich environments both indoors and outdoors. In the early years, play-based activities are important, enabling learners to explore ideas, establish connections and collaborate with others. As children grow, they should apply these skills to real-life problem solving in everyday situations.

To support parents and families with this, we have created a range of home learning activities which we recommend you use to support your child with their Mathematics and Numeracy.


Click on the links below to find out more information!

Progression Steps:

Step 1 - Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Step 2 - Years 2, 3 and 4

Step 3 - Years 4, 5, 6 and 7.