Mathematics and Numeracy

Mathematics and Numeracy is an Area of Learning in the curriculum. It gives children a wider understanding of how the world around them works and prepares them for making decisions, solving problems and processing everyday information.

Teachers should enable children to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Processes in Mathematics
  • Number
  • Measures
  • Shape and Space
  • Handling Data.

All of these are connected, but Processes in Mathematics should be at the heart of all Mathematics and Numeracy learning. These processes focus on how children learn rather than on the content that they cover.

For further details, see the Statutory Requirements for Mathematics and Numeracy at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities

Children should have opportunities to develop their Cross-Curricular Skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT, and their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities through Mathematics and Numeracy.


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