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|Numeracy Co-ordinator||Mr T Curd|
Being numerate means having the confidence and skill to use numbers and mathematical approaches in all aspects of life - at work, in practical everyday activities at home and beyond, for example: as consumers, in managing our finances, as parents helping our children learn, as patients making sense of health information, as citizens understanding the world about us.
Being numerate means being able to reason with numbers and other mathematical concepts, apply these skills in a range of contexts and to solve a variety of problems. Being numerate is as much about thinking and reasoning logically as about 'doing sums'.
Chelmer Valley High School is committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all of its students; we want our students to be confident and capable in the use of numeracy to support their learning in all areas of the curriculum and to acquire the skills necessary to help achieve success in further education, employment and adult life. We achieve this through a series of tutor time activities and games that challenge students on all levels to think about maths and numeracy in a much wider context. Example of a year 7/8 exercise is shown below.