Please click here to see our Whole School Numeracy Policy
Why is numeracy important?
Numeracy enables you to develop logical thinking and reasoning strategies in your daily life. We need numeracy to solve problems and make sense of time, numbers, patterns and shapes for activities like cooking, reading a map or bill, reading instructions and even playing sport. At Archbishop Blanch that’s why we strive to ensure that lessons right across the curriculum present and develop opportunities for exploring maths.
Here you will find information on all the numeracy activities past and present that have been taking place at ABS. This page also provides fun challenges for all and support material for parents and students.
Liverpool Counts Quality Mark for Numeracy
We are delighted to say that on 16th March 2018 we were awarded Liverpool Counts Quality Mark GOLD award in Numeracy – Thank you to all pupils,staff,parents & governors who made this fantastic achievement possible.
The aims of the Quality Mark were:
- To raise the profile of numeracy
- To change the culture of thinking around numeracy
- To make real-life connections with numeracy
- To understand how numeracy can effect life choices
- To connect with other subjects
- To share and celebrate the enjoyment of numercay
YOU CAN COUNT US IN. CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?
We have introduced form time numeracy problems to challenge students in the mornings and maths challenges.
See if you can solve our Numeracy problems:
Numeracy problems KS3 Numeracy Problems KS4 Numeracy Problems
Numeracy for Life
The National Numeracy Challenge is an interactive site that helps adults learn maths needed for everyday life. If you would like to develop your Numeracy skills or assist your child with their Numeracy, see the links below:
For more information about how to improve numeracy and learn why it’s important, click on the link below.
How confident are you with your Numeracy skills? For support and development, use the link above to take the National Numeracy Challenge. Create a login and complete the Challenge as and when suits you. There is no time limit and you can save and return as many times as you want. Tutorial Videos are available to support you too and there is even a certificate available at the end!
It is a free, confidential and simple to use website, designed to assess your everyday maths skills and give you the tools to learn in manageable steps, building confidence along the way as you work towards the Essentials of Numeracy. By this, we mean having the numerical skills and understanding that everyone needs to function at home and at work. They’re the skills that help you manage your money, work out costs, discounts and measurements and make sense of statistics and other data.
Below are some links to website that could support you further.The open university provides an online coarse that’s totally free the details are found below, just simply click on the link
All staff at ABS have recently taken the National Numeracy Challenge – and fully enjoyed it!!