Numeracy

Students at Balga Primary school learn mathematical skills and knowledge so they can become critical thinkers and problem solvers in the real world. Through our well-balanced numeracy programs and blocks, students will:

  • Acquire mathematical skills and knowledge so they can deal confidently and completely with daily life.
  • Develop competence, enjoyment and appreciation of mathematics.
  • Acquire mathematical skills and knowledge which can be confidently applied in everyday life.
  • Understand the dynamic role of mathematics in social and technological change.

Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

Students will be presented with a range of representations of the same concept, which will include the use of manipulatives, concrete materials, pictures and diagrams and abstract ideas. Using a range of proven methods, teachers will check for student understanding before extending them to the next level.  Students will also be given the opportunity to individually show their understandings and explain their mathematical thinking through a variety of activities.