Numeracy



Mathematics Instructional Model


Numeracy is involved in all aspects of our lives, in our homes and the workplace. A fundamental purpose of primary education is to ensure students acquire competency in Mathematics. Students learn Mathematics to interpret and communicate their findings and ideas accurately and to recognise the importance of Mathematics in our changing society.

 

We focus on developing automaticity, in the basics, such as mental maths and multiplication tables to enable more complex problem solving as the students become more proficient.

 

Mathematics is made up of 3 content areas:

  1. Number and Algebra
  2. Measurement and Geometry
  3. Statistics and Probability

Our structured mathematics approach includes the proficiency strands of:

  • Understanding, which refers to students building a robust knowledge of adaptable and transferable Mathematical concepts and structures. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of Mathematics.
  • Fluency, which describes students developing skills in choosing appropriate procedures, carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately, and recalling factual knowledge and concepts readily.
  • A problem, which is the ability of students to make choices, interpret, formulate, model and investigate problem situations, select and use technological functions and communicate solutions effectively.
  • Reasoning, which refers to students developing an increasingly sophisticated capacity for logical, statistical and probabilistic thinking and actions, such as conjecturing, hypothesising, analysing, probing, evaluating, explaining, inferring, justifying, refuting, abstracting and generalising.

 

At Chelsea, Primary School Students are engaged in a minimum of 5 hours of Mathematics per week.




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