Why is Numeracy so important?
Numeracy plays an enormous role in the world around us, therefore it is important for everybody to be able to engage and interact with Mathematics where necessary. Numeracy is not just a case of remembering how to use basic arithmetic within the four walls of a Mathematics lesson but more about developing a range of skills which will be useful across many different subjects and life outside of the Academy.
Numeracy features in nearly every subject at The de Ferrers Academy with the main skills required being calculating percentages, using graphical data and simple calculations.
Numeracy outside of the Academy?
Numeracy will play a vital role in every students future after they leave the Academy. Being able to use Mathematics will be necessary when deciding on what car to purchase or which house is within your budget for example. Your future career may require you to have a good understanding of numeracy so that you can be successful.
To improve numeracy outside of Mathematics lessons the Academy provides use of Times Table Rockstars, a weekly 'Numeracy Challenge' for form time and weekly numeracy worksheets available from Dove Learning Centre where there is the chance of winning Vivos.
Other useful resources can be found below which are aimed at supporting students so that they achieve a good understanding of Mathematics.
The 'Achieving a level 5 booklet' will allow students to practise skills required to achieve a level 5 in Maths which will put them on course towards achieving a minimum of a C grade at GCSE.
There is also a link to a website that has daily challenges to push students to make progression (http://corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/)
Link to BBC Bitesize Maths
National Numeracy have created a helpful parent toolkit which looks at how parents can engage and support their child with numeracy from home. The idea is that the more parents/ guardians that engage in conversations about numeracy with children then the more they will develop their skills. The 'Information for parents' section on the site has many activities you can get involved with at home. This section of the website focuses on activities for our Key Stage 3 students. http://www.nnparenttoolkit.org.uk/
Consistency in teaching topics - with the aim to create a resource to distribute to all academy staff, and have available on the school website for parents to refer to.
|Order of Operations||Link|
|Lowest Common Multiple and Highest Common Factor||Link|
|Ordering negative numbers||Link|
|Solving Equations (2 step)||Link|
|Solving Equations (unknowns on both sides)||Link|
|Finding percentages (non calculator)||Link|
|Finding percentages (calculator)||Link|
|Percentage Inc/Dec (non calculator)||Link|
|Percentage Inc/Dec (calculator)||Link|
|Multiplying Fractions by a whole number||Link|
|Rounding to significant figures||Link|
|Speed, Distance and Time||Link|