Mathematics is the study of core mathematical concepts and skills from across the disciplines of: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability.
Numeracy is the ability to apply mathematical knowledge and skills in a wide variety of personal, social and work settings. It is the capacity, confidence and disposition to use Mathematics to meet the demands of learning, school, home, work, community and civic life.
At St Kieran’s, we aim to develop the students’ confidence and enjoyment of Mathematics as well as the development of positive attitudes enabling the student to become successfully numerate.
Mathematics at St Kieran’s is the development of knowledge and skills through Mathematics which will allow the students to develop understand and confidently apply mathematical ideas and concepts in everyday life.
Mathematics involves the disposition to use a combination of
- Core mathematical concepts and skills from across the disciplines – Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability.
- Skills in working Mathematically e.g. problem solving, communicating, reasoning, understanding and fluency.
- All students have the right to be numerate
- Each child has the capacity to learn
- Numeracy has a vital role in all KLAs
- Numeracy is purposeful, flexible dynamic and continues to develop throughout an individual’s life.
- A continuous cycle of monitoring and assessment is required to ensure students’ needs are met and outcomes achieved. (St Kieran’s – Numeracy Statement and Whole School Approach for the Teaching/Learning of Mathematics 2015)