In numeracy, children and young people will learn through active learning.
They will develop problem-solving capabilities through:
• calculating mentally
• explaining their thinking
• using relevant contexts and experiences
• using technology in appropriate and effective ways
• collaborating and learning independently.
How can parents/carers help?
Children are learning all the time through what they see, hear and do. Parents are the first teachers in their child’s learning, and have a key role to play in developing skills as children move through their education. They can do this, for example by finding opportunities to practice numeracy skills and by listening and providing feedback as children explain their thinking.
Numeracy Units are available from SQA to support the development of numeracy skills, helping to raise overall standards.
Units provide learners with recognition of their ability to work with numbers and money, to calculate, to measure, to handle graphical information and to make decisions that are relevant for learning, life and work.
These Units form part of the courses in Maths at National 3 Lifeskills and National 4 and Lifeskills Maths courses at National 4 and National 5.
They will also be available as free-standing Units for all learners at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels 3, 4 and 5.
Numeracy skills will are embedded in National 5 Maths courses.