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St Finlough's Primary School Sistrakeel

Mathematics & Numeracy

Numeracy is the development and application of mathematics across the curriculum and in real-life situations. Skills in numeracy should help children to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.
Throughout the primary school, children should engage in a wide range of purposeful activities which should involve them in different modes of mathematical learning, including playing, exploring and investigating, doing and observing, talking and listening, asking questions, reflecting, drafting, reading and recording.

The sections of the programme for Mathematics and Numeracy interrelate. Processes in Mathematics should pervade the entire programme, involving children in using and applying mathematics in practical tasks, real-life problems and within mathematics itself.

Our children enjoy a balance of practical math activities and written exercises. The children are confident in using ICT to support and enhance their learning. The children use Alta maths to support their numeracy work further.  It also correlates to the attainment levels of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and aids teachers in future planning and assessment.

Investigative maths and problem solving activities is another way in which we at St. Finlough's aim to develop thinking skills and personal capabilities.  We also use the Izak 9 resource in our classrooms.