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Numeracy and Mathematics 

Good numeracy skills are important for learning across all curriculum areas and are essential for life after school. Mathematics plays a key role in the development of students’ numeracy and assists in learning across the curriculum.

First Steps in Mathematics is a whole school approach used at Madeley Primary School. This resource is the result of intensive research that reveals characteristic phases in the development of students’ thinking about major mathematical concepts.It supports teachers to improve the mathematical outcomes of primary school students and enhances teachers’ professional judgments about teaching and learning in mathematics.

We believe that a balanced Numeracy program is best achieved when:

  • integrated numeracy blocks are part of the daily programming

  • explicit teaching of Numeracy skills occur

  • teaching to and addressing students’ needs, levels and abilities through a differentiated curriculum

  • ICT integration occurs

  • Purposeful learning experiences occur