Numeracy across learning

To face the challenges of the 21st century, each young person needs to have confidence in using numeracy skills.

Numeracy is important in everyday life. It equips us with the skills we need to interpret and analyse information, simplify and solve problems, assess risk and make informed decisions. These skills are relevant to all areas of learning and teaching. Numeracy is visible in many Curricular Areas. Measuring, calculating and weighing feature in activities and subjects as diverse as cooking, craft and design, physics, physical education, chemistry, personal finance and accounting as well as in mathematics.

Understanding statistics and tables are useful skills across learning, from social studies to health and wellbeing. By inviting teachers and pupils to be alert to numeracy in a range of contexts, pupils will enjoy developing and applying their numeracy skills.