“In the Australian Curriculum, students become numerate as they develop the knowledge and skills to use mathematics confidently across other learning areas at school and in their lives more broadly. Numeracy encompasses the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that students need to use mathematics in a wide range of situations. It involves students recognising and understanding the role of mathematics in the world and having the dispositions and capacities to use mathematical knowledge and skills purposefully.”
At Black Forest Primary School, developing student proficiency and confidence in numeracy is one of our key focuses across the school. We endeavour to provide engaging and challenging mathematical learning that provides a sound understanding in mathematical concepts – the “Big Ideas in Number” – as well as opportunities for real-world application and problem-solving.
The Big Ideas in Number provide a foundation for mathematical understanding. Read more at the Australian Council for Educational Research “Teacher” magazine.
Students are assessed on the Achievement Standards as according to the Australian Curriculum, using the four proficiencies of Fluency, Understanding, Reasoning and Problem Solving as key pillars of Mathematics learning.