Using Mathematics at Foundation Stage

Using Mathematics is the skill of applying mathematical concepts, processes and understanding appropriately in a variety of contexts. Ideally these should be in relevant real life situations that require a mathematical dimension.  

Pupils are likely to acquire and consolidate their mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills within the Area of Learning for Mathematics and Numeracy.  However, they should be given opportunities to transfer their understanding, as appropriate, to other contexts across the curriculum.  Pupils can demonstrate their mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills in a variety of ways to communicate, manage information, think critically, solve problems and make decisions.

Useful Links

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.


Levels of Progression in Using Mathematics
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Expansion of LoP Using Mathematics (1-5)
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