Numeracy

 

Purpose

The Numeracy program focus is on expanding and challenging individual student’s maths abilities by identifying and targeting their strengths and weaknesses. This is achieved through the use of individual testing, one to one maths sessions, maths activities and the use of Mathletics, an online maths program which develops student’s maths abilities using online exercise and testing. All students have responded well to this procedure and we have seen a real desire to increase maths ability and an increase in mathematical ability. During terms three and four, the emphasis will return to meeting the direct VCAL numeracy outcomes using the skills that students have practiced and refined during terms one and two. 

 

 The learning outcome goals to complete VCAL numeracy are:

 

Numeracy for practical purposes

Can use everyday informal language of shape, size, colour and other commonly used attributes to identify and recognise shapes in the context of their common usage and application.

 

Numeracy for practical purposes – Measuring

Can use familiar simple measurements of length, mass, capacity and temperature to compare or measure materials or objects in personal situations.

 

Numeracy for personal organisation – Money and Time

Can identify and use familiar everyday numbers, and units of one and time to make decisions about money and time in personal situations

Numeracy for personal organisation - Location

Can use simple everyday language of location to give and follow informal oral directions.

 

Numeracy for interpreting society - Data

Can use simple everyday tables and graphs to interpret public information which is of personal relevance or interest.

 

Numeracy for interpreting society – Numerical Information

Can use simple everyday numbers and figures to interpret information which is in texts of personal relevance or interest.


One of the web based Numeracy programs that we use here at the school is:  

 

Mathletics


(Students have their own usernames and passwords on display in their rooms.  Mathletics can be self-directed by the Student or Teachers can set work according to learning objectives.)