Numeracy is a skill which supports all areas of learning, allowing young people to develop key skills for life and work. In our everyday lives we will regularly be required to estimate, use number processes, work with fractions and percentages, manage money and time, make measurements and read information from charts and tables.
Being numerate helps us to function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society. It increases our opportunities within the world of work and establishes foundations which can be built upon through lifelong learning.
At Balwearie, every teacher is committed to promote and develop Numeracy skills. Pupils have the opportunity to make connections between the subjects and become more numerate.
Support at home is vital, so we have devised a few strategies which can be used out with the school.
Boost your Numeracy skills!
These diagnostic websites are for students to assess and improve their Numeracy skills in an entertaining way, and can be accessed at home:
All our S1 and S2 pupils have been issued a full Sumdog licence. Pupils can collect their login and their passwords from their Maths Teachers. Sumdog is a web based diagnostic learning software and can be accessed from home. Please encourage you children to take part and join the fun.
Numeracy support for parents
We have developed a leaflet to give a short and concise overview about the support parents can give their children at home. Download the leaflet by clicking here.
This more extensive booklet provides a very detailed overview about how the different Numeracy topics are taught at Balwearie HS.
Pupils have access to support material in every Maths classroom. The Numeracy Mat is an example of a key learning resourced used at Balwearie. Download a Numeracy Mat for home here.