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# Learning in Numeracy

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### Learning in Numeracy

1. 1. Learning In Numeracy Susan Arians
2. 2. What is Numeracy? Numeracy is a life skill. Being numerate goes beyond simply 'doing sums'; it means having the confidence and competence to use numbers and think mathematically in everyday life… Being numerate is about appreciating relationships and interpreting answers, and not just about doing calculations.
3. 3. • The essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability are the content areas that are still developed within the Mathematics curriculum. • Recently in the development of the Australian Curriculum there is a greater emphasis and importance on developing mathematical thinking and reasoning. • It focuses on developing sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency with processes, logical reasoning, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. • This is to enable students to make connections and transfer skills when presented in a new context or across another curriculum area. • To assist students in making informed decisions and to solve problems efficiently. Teaching & Learning of Numeracy
4. 4. Numeracy Learning at Corpus Christi AusVELS (developmental curriculum framework) F- 6 is used to plan mathematical learning, assess student progress and report to parents. F- 6 Mathematical Learning Intentions: A statement(s) which describes clearly to students what they need to know, understand and be able to do. Teaching and learning in Numeracy lessons usually takes the format of „Whole, Small, Whole‟ Whole: Tuning in students to the Maths concept to be investigated or developed. Small: Teacher focus group and various small group activities designed to practise and apply knowledge and skills. Whole: Shared discussion, about the mathematical learning that took place, strategies they used and how efficient were they? Making links to previously learnt concepts (e.g. repeated addition with skip counting and multiplication).
5. 5. F- 2 Hundred Days of School: Everyday students are immersed and develop skills, knowledge and language related to Number. Classroom Maths Wall: A visible resource/reference which highlights strategies, mathematical language, terms and symbols related to a concept that is being or has been taught. Family Maths Nights: Making Maths fun by working together to solve problems. Initiates conversations about Maths in a positive way. Maths Challenge Days: Students work collaboratively in groups to complete or solve a range of math challenges. Maths Wall Hundred Days of School