Mathematics and Numeracy

Children will acquire early mathematical concepts through activities that involve sorting, matching, comparing, classifying, and making patterns and sequences in a variety of contexts. These activities should involve children in playing, exploring and investigating, doing and observing, talking and listening and asking and answering questions.

As the development of mathematical language is of fundamental importance, talking about work has a high priority in the early years. By engaging in a wide variety of activities, children will begin to understand mathematical language and then use this language to talk about their work. Children should also be given opportunities to develop their skills in mental mathematics during counting activities, by playing games and through daily classroom routines.

Count, Read: Succeed

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Comhair léigh leat éireoidh Straitéis le Torthaí a Fheabhsú sa Litearthacht agus san Uimhearthacht

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

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Ready, Set, Go - Maths Ready, Set, Go - Maths

'Ready, Set, Go – Maths' was produced by The Northern Ireland Steering Group for Numeracy to address the question, ‘How can the quality and effectiveness of early learning in numeracy be improved for children who find maths difficult?’ Eunice Pitt led the project from September 1999 – August 2001. You can place an order for this publication now!

Financial Capability Microsite Financial Capability

This site equips teachers with the information and educational resources they will need to deliver effective lessons in personal money management. Personal financial education seeks to develop young people’s level of financial understanding, skills and confidence allowing them to make effective decisions throughout their lives.